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2019 Impact Report

In 2019 CERF+ provided $173,609 in emergency assistance to 55 artists AND $21,000 in Get Ready Grants to 42 artists! As a result, these artists were able to get back to work following an emergency, while others were able to take proactive measures to protect their health and safeguard their careers. 2019 IMPACT REPORT

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of November 12, there have been 52,289,705 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across more than 188 countries and regions around the world. There have been 10,403,745 cases in the U.S. and 241,809 deaths. RESOURCES DONATE

2020 California Wildfires

As of September 14, 2020, wildfires have scorched more than 3 million acres, making 2020 the largest wildfire season in California history. Statewide, dozens of fires are still burning as firefighters, disaster response, and other agencies battle to contain them. UPDATES DONATE EMERGENCY RELIEF LEARN MORE

Hurricane Laura

Laura made landfall in Cameron, Louisiana, as a Category 4 major hurricane early on August 27, 2020. The storm brought heavy rain, dangerous storm surge, and sustained wind speeds of up to 150 mph. UPDATES DONATE EMERGENCY RELIEF LEARN MORE

Grant Opportunities for Puerto Rican Artists

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Jewelry Artist + Get Ready grant recipient Eliana Arenas Protect Yourself, Your Art + Your Career

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Ceramic Artist + Beneficiary Kevin Leiva after a fire destroyed his Gatlinburg, Tennessee studio. Get Help Now + Support for Recovery

Helping Artists Rebuild

Laying the Groundwork for Beneficiary + Ceramic Artist Casey Giakas' New Pottery Studio in St John US Virgin Islands

Artist Stories

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CERF+ is doing so much to help artists who can’t work due to circumstances out of their control. I don’t even think that I am that special, but it makes me feel special that you think I am worth investing in, that you feel it is important for me to continue to make work.

Christina Bothwell

Glass Artist, 2018 Studio Fire, Stillwater, Pennsylvania

A donation to CERF+ is an investment in an artist’s career.
Help artists like Christina get back to work after an emergency by making a gift today.




CERF+ Welcomes Two New Board Members

CERF+ Welcomes Two New Board Members

CERF+ is pleased to welcome two new Board members at the organization’s annual meeting underway today. The meeting brings together (virtually) the CERF+ Board and staff who will review the organization’s historic fiscal year 2020, which just ended on September 30. The...

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CERF+ Awards Second Round of COVID-19 Relief Grants

CERF+ Awards Second Round of COVID-19 Relief Grants

On September 22, 2020, CERF+ awarded 392 craft artists facing dire circumstances such as housing, food, and health insecurities with $1,000 COVID-19 Relief Grants. This brings the total number of artists who received CERF+ COVID-19 Relief Grants over two cycles to 592...

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CERF+ Joins Artist Relief as Field Partner

CERF+ Joins Artist Relief as Field Partner

Artist Relief, the coalition of national arts grantmakers, announced earlier this month that CERF+ has joined the initiative as a Field Partner to lend its expertise in the craft field, invest directly into the relief fund to support artists working in craft...

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CERF+ Awards 200 COVID-19 Relief Grants

CERF+ Awards 200 COVID-19 Relief Grants

On August 12, CERF+ awarded 200 COVID-19 Relief Grants to materials-based craft and folk/traditional artists. The $1,000 grants are designed to help craft disciplined artists meet urgent food, medical, or housing insecurities. A COVID-19 Grant Recipient expressed, "I...

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