$2.48 Million Distributed in Grants

Thanks to the generous support of thousands of donors like you, in June 2018 ArtsFund distributed $2,486,949 in grants to 60 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in King and Pierce counties. With this allocation, ArtsFund’s grants surpassed $81.6 Million awarded since its founding in 1969.

Grants are distributed as general operating support, which organizations can use to provide programming and arts education, reduce barriers to arts participation, increase access and opportunity for under-served youth, and for staffing, capacity-building, professional development, and facilities.  This unrestricted funding enables grant recipients to invest the funds where needed most to advance their mission.

In 2017, ArtsFund’s grants helped our grantee organizations:

◦ Mount over 13,081 exhibitions and productions
◦ Provide arts access and arts education to 811,499 students
◦ Offer 1,785,003 free or discounted tickets
◦ Attract 7,403,422 visits

Money raised in ArtsFund’s Campaign 2018, which ended on May 31st, supports the 2018 grant allocations, as well as additional programs and services reaching more than 115 organizations throughout the Central Puget Sound region. We are deeply grateful to the peoplebusinesses, and foundations who contributed to this year’s campaign, helping to inspire, empower, and transform individuals and communities.

For a list of our individual supporters, click here. For a list of our corporate supporters, click here.

For a complete list of ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners, visit

For more information on ArtsFund’s current grant recipients, visit:

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