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ARTSFUND ANNOUNCES 2014 AWARDS OVER $2.5 MILLION
BRINGING 45 YEAR GRANT MAKING TOTAL TO OVER $71 MILLION

Seattle, WA – ArtsFund announced today that it has concluded its 2014 annual fundraising campaign and has distributed $2,549,244 in grants to 55 nonprofit arts groups in King and Pierce Counties. With this allocation of the 2014 grants, the combined total of ArtsFund’s grant making since inception in 1969, inclusive of power2give/PugetSound funds distributed, surpassed $71 Million.

Mari Horita, ArtsFund President and CEO, stated, “We are proud to have crossed the $71 Million milestone. ArtsFund has been a stable and reliable source of funding for arts organizations throughout our region for the past 45 years, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen the community by supporting the arts for generations to come.”

In 2013, ArtsFund helped 59 arts organizations put on over 9,087 exhibitions and productions, provide arts access and arts education to 819,911 students, offer 1,418,728 free or discounted tickets, and attract 7,949,672 visits. Ray Heacox, President and General Manager, KING Broadcasting and ArtsFund Board Chair, said, “Thanks to the support of our annual campaign donors, with the distribution of 2014’s grants we are able to do even more. We are deeply grateful to the businesses, foundations, and individuals who contributed to this year’s campaign, enabling ArtsFund to maintain this critical investment in our community.”

In complement to ArtsFund’s annual allocations process, which strengthens the arts ecosystem by providing unrestricted general operating support, ArtsFund launched its newest funding initiative, power2give.org/PugetSound, on October 1, 2013. power2give/PugetSound, presented by ArtsFund, is a year-round regional arts crowd funding platform connecting arts and cultural organizations with individual and corporate donors on a project-by-project basis. Project contributions have been made by over 1400 donors, and thanks to its matching fund sponsors and donors, ArtsFund has matched all individual contributions 1:1. As of July 1st, ArtsFund has distributed $365,557 to 80 completed projects in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties, with additional projects active on the site.

The 2014 King County Allocations Committee was led by Co-Chairs Jane Broom Davidson, Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft Corporation and Joelle Skaga Nausin, Community Investments Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company. In Pierce County, Mari Horita, President and CEO, ArtsFund served as Allocations Committee Chair.

Two groups received first-time ArtsFund grants this year: Balagan Theatre and Whim W’Him.

For more information on ArtsFund grant recipients, visit: http://www.artsfund.org/about-arts-fund/arts-groups-we-support
For more information about ArtsFund, visit: http://www.artsfund.org/about-arts-fund

2014 ArtsFund Grants
Charter Members
King County

5th Avenue Theatre ……………………………………………………………………………………………… $149,350
ACT Theatre ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… $110,420
Henry Art Gallery …………………………………………………………………………………………………. $141,925
Pacific Northwest Ballet ……………………………………………………………………………………….. $226,655
Seattle Art Museum……………………………………………………………………………………………… $221,625
Seattle Children’s Theatre …………………………………………………………………………………….. $113,755
Seattle Opera ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. $228,655
Seattle Repertory Theatre …………………………………………………………………………………….. $163,785
Seattle Symphony ………………………………………………………………………………………………… $211,465
Village Theatre …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. $102,320
King County Subtotal………………………………………………………………………………….. $1,669,955

Pierce County
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts ………………………………………………………………… $78,620
Northwest Sinfonietta ……………………………………………………………………………………………….$8,950
Tacoma Art Museum ……………………………………………………………………………………………… $49,295
Tacoma Opera ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….$6,465
Tacoma Symphony Orchestra …………………………………………………………………………………. $19,970
Pierce County Subtotal ………………………………………………………………………………….. $163,300
Total Charter Members Grants …………………………………………………………………….. $1,833,255

Continuing Members & Members
King County

Artist Trust ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. $18,000
Auburn Symphony Orchestra ……………………………………………………………………………………..$1,590
Balagan Theatre (new) ………………………………………………………………………………………………$1,670
Bellevue Arts Museum ………………………………………………………………………………………………$8,470
Book-It Repertory Theatre………………………………………………………………………………………. $43,665
Burke Museum …………………………………………………………………………………………………………$7,770
Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas ………………………………………………………………………..$5,720
Early Music Guild of Seattle ………………………………………………………………………………………..$7,170
Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle ………………………………………………………………………………… $14,220
EMP Museum ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. $10,270
The Esoterics …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….$1,990
Frye Art Museum …………………………………………………………………………………………………… $10,720
Jack Straw Productions ………………………………………………………………………………………………$8,220
Jet City Improv ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….$3,170
Nordic Heritage Museum ……………………………………………………………………………………….. $16,220
Northwest African American Museum …………………………………………………………………………$6,870
Northwest Film Forum ………………………………………………………………………………………………$7,920
On the Boards ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. $30,825
Richard Hugo House ………………………………………………………………………………………………. $10,270
Seattle Arts & Lectures ………………………………………………………………………………………………$5,590
Seattle Chamber Music Society ……………………………………………………………………………….. $17,720
Seattle Men’s Chorus/Seattle Women’s Chorus ………………………………………………………… $12,770
Seattle Pro Musica …………………………………………………………………………………………………….$7,220
Seattle Public Theater ……………………………………………………………………………………………….$4,090
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra …………………………………………………………………………….. $14,770
Seattle Shakespeare Company ………………………………………………………………………………… $49,055
Seattle Theatre Group ……………………………………………………………………………………………. $43,420
SIFF …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………$8,470
Spectrum Dance Theater ………………………………………………………………………………………… $14,720
Taproot Theatre Company ……………………………………………………………………………………… $10,720
Three Dollar Bill Cinema …………………………………………………………………………………………….$8,270
Town Hall Association ……………………………………………………………………………………………. $35,825
UW World Series at Meany Hall ………………………………………………………………………………. $18,770
Vashon Allied Arts …………………………………………………………………………………………………….$4,720
Velocity Dance Center ……………………………………………………………………………………………. $14,770
The Vera Project ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….$5,170
Whim W’Him (new) …………………………………………………………………………………………………..$3,720
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience ……………………………………. $30,825
King County Subtotal…………………………………………………………………………………….. $525,365

Pierce County
Museum of Glass …………………………………………………………………………………………………… $10,685
Tacoma Musical Playhouse …………………………………………………………………………………….. $12,735
Pierce County Subtotal …………………………………………………………………………………… $23,420
Total Continuing Members & Members Grants ………………………………………………….. $548,785

Special Grants

ArtsFund Plestcheeff Design and Decorative Arts Grants
Frye Art Museum …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. $2,500
Nordic Heritage Museum …………………………………………………………………………………………..$5,000
Seattle Art Museum……………………………………………………………………………………………….. $20,000
Tacoma Art Museum …………………………………………………………………………………………………$7,500
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience ……………………………………. $10,000
Subtotal ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. $45,000

Kreielsheimer Remainder Foundation Grants ……………………………………………………… $69,000

Designated Workplace Giving Funds …………………………………………………………………. $53,204

Grand Total 2014 ArtsFund Grants ………………………………………………………………… $2,549,244

 

King County 2014 Allocations Committee

Jane Broom Davidson, Co-Chair, Community Affairs Manager
Microsoft Corporation

Joelle Skaga Nausin, Co-Chair, Community Investments Manager
Starbucks Coffee Company

Jim McDonald, Senior Program Officer, Arts and Culture
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Mari Horita, President & CEO
ArtsFund

Kate Pronovost, Grants Administrator
Nesholm Family Foundation

Huong Vu, Community Investor, Arts, Culture and Civic
Global Corporate Citizenship, Pacific NW Region
The Boeing Company

Christopher Wiggins, Community Relations
Safeco Insurance Foundation

Stephanie Ellis-Smith, Community Volunteer

Anne Leyva, Community Investment Program Manager
Weyerhaeuser Company

Terry Jones, Market President-South Sound Commercial Banking
U.S. Bank

Kirsten Haswell, WM Investment Management Associate
Wells Fargo

Pierce County 2014 Allocations Committee

Mari Horita, Chair, President & CEO
ArtsFund

Kim Cacace, Senior Director, Fiduciary Services
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Sarah Idstrom, Senior Director of Development
Franke Tobey Jones

Karla McLane, Vice President
Kitsap Bank

Natalie Whitcomb, Senior Vice President
Brown & Brown of Washington

Robert Hall, Vice President, Senior Investment Strategist
Wells Fargo Private Bank

Terry Jones, Market President-South Sound Commercial Banking
U.S. Bank

About ArtsFund

ArtsFund’s Mission: ArtsFund strengthens the community by supporting the arts through leadership, advocacy and grant making.
ArtsFund’s Vision: 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.

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