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Community Giving, Community Impact

Thanks to generous support from thousands of individuals and hundreds of businesses, ArtsFund’s Campaign 2017 raised $3.2 million dollars to strengthen the Central Puget Sound region through support of the arts. These funds will support the work of over 110 arts and cultural organizations, in turn affecting the lives of millions.

Funds raised in ArtsFund’s annual campaign support ArtsFund’s leadership, programmatic, and advocacy initiatives as well as our grant allocations, which will be announced and dispersed at the end of June. These grants, in the form of unrestricted operating funds to over 50 regional arts organizations, collectively enable over ten thousand performances, and ensure arts access for hundreds of thousands of students each year.

ArtsFund’s Campaign 2017 was only successful through the collaborative efforts of every member of ArtsFund’s network. The 102 members of ArtsFund’s volunteer cohort, the ArtsFund Associates, were instrumental ambassadors. Many Associates and Trustees helped drive workplace giving campaigns from 12 companies generating $342,994—including a record breaking $118,000 from Sellen Construction. This wide-reaching collective impact would not be possible without our board and dedicated volunteers.

Thank you for joining with ArtsFund to make our community an inspiring, innovative, and connected place to live. Campaign 2017 closed on May 31st. To jump start Campaign 2018, donate here today.

Hear from some of our cultural and community leaders about the impact of ArtsFund’s support: