CNY Arts, Inc.

COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund

COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund


Cayuga - Cortland - Herkimer - Madison - Oneida - Onondaga - Oswego

Keep the Arts Alive. Donate to the COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund Today.

Double the Impact of your Year-End Gift

The COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund was created by CNY Arts to provide COVID-19 emergency assistance for artists and cultural groups. CNY Arts serves Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties. 

Donate TODAY and your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Central New York Community Foundation up to $100,000.

Click here to donate to The Arts Impact Fund 

Learn more about the 2020 Grantees

Galleries, museums, concert halls, events, and many artistic venues across the region were the first to close down because of COVID-19 and will be the last to reopen. Entire seasons and exhibitions and summer and fall festivals continue to be postponed and canceled.

Without your help, we could lose the institutions that help brighten our communities forever. 

Read about our recent COVID-19 Arts Impact Research Study

How can you contribute to The Fund? Gifts of all types (check, stocks, securities, etc.) can be restricted to a specific county, discipline, or other use within the Impact Fund.

Other giving options or questions regarding The Fund can be directed to Tom Griffith, at the Central New York Community Foundation ( or call 315-883-5544) or Stephen Butler at CNY Arts, (

 Join us in thanking those who support the arts and creative sector in Central New York

Donations can be made at or by mailing a check payable to:
CNY Arts COVID-19 Impact Fund, c/o Central New York Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. Corporate matching-gifts are welcome.

Learn more about the organizations and artists that have benefitted from the Impact Fund in 2020.