Thanks to the generous support of thousands of donors like you, in June 2017 ArtsFund distributed $2,489,294 in grants to 58 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in King and Pierce counties. With this allocation, ArtsFund’s grants surpassed $79.1 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 2016, ArtsFund’s grants helped:

◦ 53 arts and cultural organizations
◦ Mount over 10,150 exhibitions and productions
◦ Provide arts access and arts education to 833,768 students
◦ Offer 1,736,608 free or discounted tickets
◦ Attract 7,250,491 visits

Money raised in ArtsFund’s Campaign 2017, which ended on May 31st, supports the 2017 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 people, businesses, 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 https://www.artsfund.org/culturalpartners.

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

For a more detailed press release, visit: https://www.artsfund.org/news/artsfund-awards-2-48-million-in-2017-grants.