In partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, a coalition of community funders has established the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. The fund will provide nearly 800 rapid response grants to bridge the severe lost wages that make many members of our creative community vulnerable, helping to ensure that #IndyKeepsCreating now and into the future.

The Fund has leadership commitments of $300,000, thanks to generous investments of $50,000 each by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc., Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Efroymson Family Fund, Glick Philanthropies, and Herbert Simon Family Foundation.

The Fund is also supported by a public GoFundMe campaign with a goal of $50,000. Gifts of any amount will be matched by the Efroymson Family Fund up to $25,000, bringing the public campaign goal total to $75,000. Almost $20,000 has been donated through public contributions to date.