Emergency Grants



Artists Relief / COVID-19
Funding partner for the Artist Relief, a new national, multidisciplinary initiative that offers immediate individual grants of $5,000 to alleviate the effects of the pandemic.

Artists Space, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, and The Laundromat Project / COVID-19
General Operating Support for four essential mid-size organizations that are both inclusive and experimental in providing artists with opportunities to make new work.  Funds, to be matched, provided some immediate relief for the financial stress that arose due to unexpected loss of income and fundraising opportunities.

Chen Dance Center**
Emergency funds to assist with recovery of the Chen Dance Center archives damaged during the January 2020 3-alarm fire.

Coalition of Immokalee Workers / COVID-19
Funds to develop a strategy and campaign to attract governmental support for medical services including a field hospital.

NY Common Pantry** / COVID-19
Support for meal and food distribution in low-income neighborhoods in the Bronx and East Harlem during the pandemic.

World Central Kitchen** / COVID-19
Funds to provide meals to those devastated by the closing of businesses and schools during pandemic in NYC.

World Central Kitchen*** / Australian Wildfires
Funds to provide meals to those devastated by the Australian wildfires.



Water Rescue Foundation** / Flint Water Crisis
Funding towards shipment of specialized equipment that creates safe drinking water from the humidity in air.

World Central Kitchen**
Support for continued work in Puerto Rico post-Maria and other relief efforts.



World Central Kitchen*** / Hurricane Michael
Funds to provide meals to those in the Florida panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael.



Beta-Local / Hurricane Maria
Emergency aid the artists and cultural workers of Puerto Rico struggling to recover from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. Partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Lin-Manuel Miranda through The Hispanic Federation Relief Effort.

Center for Popular Democracy (Maria Fund)*** / Hurricane Maria
Funding emergency relief for Hurricane Maria through community organizing focused on social justice and deeper structural and systemic change.

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida** / Hurricane Irma
Emergency funds to food distribution in areas damaged by Hurricane Irma.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association*** / Hurricane Irma
Housing assistance support for families that were relocated due to Hurricane Irma.


** Funded by the Rauschenberg Responsive Fund through the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
*** Funded by The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Fund through the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen emergency food relief, 2020. Photo: World Central Kitchen