ArtsFund strengthens the community by supporting the arts through leadership, advocacy and grant making.


A community with a dynamic and world-class arts and cultural sector where the arts are accessible to all and valued as a central and critical component to a healthy society.


For over four decades, ArtsFund has strengthened the community by raising funds from individuals and businesses to support the region’s nonprofit arts sector through grants and other organizational assistance. Through its widely respected allocations process, ArtsFund has distributed more than $73 million in grants to a broad range of more than 70 arts groups in a wide variety of disciplines and scales throughout King and Pierce Counties. Thanks to the gifts from companies and individuals, in 2015 ArtsFund awarded grants totaling more than $2.4 million. ArtsFund’s grants provide general operating support—typically the most difficult yet critical funding for arts groups to access.

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Programs and Initiatives

ArtsFund is a respected voice and central advocate for the arts on the local, regional, state and national levels, and serves as the fiscal agent for several sector wide initiatives. ArtsFund is committed to helping develop the next generation of community and civic leaders and offers a nonprofit board leadership training course as well as ongoing convenings for the cultural sector.  ArtsFund’s cash grants, capacity building, and other services make arts groups stronger so they can serve this region and make it a great place to live, work, raise a family and run a business.

On October 1, 2013, ArtsFund launched Based on a crowd-funding model, this innovative fundraising tool utilizes technology to create a direct connection between donors and arts organizations. Projects posted on power2give/PugetSound represent the broad scope of the regional arts sector. power2give/PugetSound provides a platform to bring new revenue streams into the regional arts sector.


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ArtsFund is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit, federal tax ID# 91-0839644


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ARTSFUND Strategic Vision

ArtsFund’s 2013-2015 strategic plan focuses on two main areas, set forth below: - Establishing ArtsFund’s critical and central leadership role in the region’s nonprofit arts sector as a convener, facilitator, advocate and funder. - Utilizing ArtsFund’s leadership position to increase awareness and support for the arts and help ensure the sector remains vibrant and relevant, and represents and impacts the broader and increasingly diverse community. 2013-2015 Strategic Plan PDF >>  

“It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.”

-Kahlil Gibran