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Your gift to CERF+ makes a difference in the lives of artists.

Help Us Expand Our Impact

Whether by helping them rebuild and restart after a devastating emergency, or giving them the tools they need to build strong and resilient careers. Your support is what makes our work possible.

CERF+’s donors provide the financial footing that allows us, in turn, to be at the ready to help artists find their financial footing. Please help ensure that CERF+ can continue to provide this vital support by making a gift today.

CERF+ is a 501(c)(3) public charity; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


You can find the donation page for The Stacey Fund at CERF+ here.

Our Annual Fund

CERF+’s Annual Fund, which includes our Annual Appeal, provides critical unrestricted support for our programs, services and operations. By making a contribution to the annual fund, you ensure that CERF+ can be at the ready to provide emergency relief assistance to artists working in craft disciplines, as well as the vital preparedness and recovery programs that help all artists protect their careers.

Making a contribution to CERF+’s Annual Fund is easy. 

  • You can make a secure, online donation here, or
  • Send a check, payable to CERF+, to us at 535 Stone Cutters Way, Suite 202, Montpelier, VT 05602, or
  • Call us at 802-229-2306 and we can take your credit card donation over the phone
Monthly Giving

Automatic monthly charges to your credit or debit card are an easy way to provide ongoing, affordable support CERF+. Simply select the “Recurring Gift” option near the bottom of our online donation page. You can schedule weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual gifts as well as set the duration of your gift.

Planned Giving: Leaving a Legacy to CERF+

Every donation CERF+ receives is meaningful, but a planned gift commitment ensures CERF+’s longevity as one of a handful of service organizations devoted to artists’ well-being. To celebrate these financial commitments, we created the CERF+ Legacy Circle. Legacy circle members will be recognized in our publications and in other many other ways going forward. A planned gift to CERF+ is a powerful way to support the arts and the artists
who dedicate their time and energy to creating beautiful work.

Include CERF+ in your will or trust.

CERF+ supporters of all means can make planned gifts by naming CERF+ as a beneficiary in their wills, living trusts, and other estate plans. Simply add a line indicating your desire to include CERF+ in your will or trust using the following or similar language:

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath ___________ (dollar amount or percentage of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to CERF+, 535 Stone Cutters Way, Ste. 202, Montpelier, VT, 05602.

Consider CERF+ as a beneficiary of your life insurance or IRA:

It’s even easier to designate CERF+ as one of the beneficiaries of your retirement assets. All you need to do is complete and submit a beneficiary designation form to your plan administrator. There is no need to modify your will or living trust. If you would like to include CERF+ as a part of your legacy your attorney and accountant will need the following important information:

Legal Name: Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc.
Address: 535 Stone Cutters Way, Ste. 202, Montpelier, VT 05602
Telephone: 802-229-2306 | Email: [email protected]
Federal Tax ID: 13-3273980

If you have already provided for CERF+ in your will or estate plans, please let us know so that we can thank you and add you to the CERF+ Legacy Circle.
If you have questions, please send an email to: Cornelia Carey at [email protected].

Gifts of Stock

To complete your gift, please notify your broker in writing that you are making a charitable gift of stock to CERF+.

Stock Transfer Instructions for Your Broker

To give a gift of stock to CERF+, please use the transfer information below for People’s United Bank (CERF+’s broker). It is important to have your broker or financial advisor follow these instructions and use the correct account numbers so we may credit the appropriate CERF+ account
DTC #: 901
Account #: 906930 – People’s United Bank
FBO Account #: 61-C358-02-7
Important Note: We ask that you or your broker contact CERF+ to help us be on the alert for the stock you are donating and the number of shares. This is important because your name will not be included in the wire transfer to our broker.

535 Stone Cutters Way, Ste 202
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-2306 (phone)
(802) 223-6484 (fax)
[email protected]

If you have any questions, please feel free to have your broker contact us so we can connect them with our representative at People’s United Bank.

Gifts of Mutual Fund Shares

Mutual Fund Shares

To donate mutual fund shares contact the CERF+ office at 802.229.2306 or to make us aware of your plans and let us know the name of and number of mutual fund shares you are donating. This is important because your name will not be included in the wire transfer to our broker. We will provide you with a contact at People’s United Bank for you to pass along to your broker so that they can receive the appropriate account information.

Donate by Check/Mail

To donate by check or credit card, complete our donation form and mail to:
535 Stone Cutters Way, Ste 202
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

You can also make credit card donations by phone at 802.229.2306, or through our secure online donation page.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Many companies and corporations offer matching gift opportunities to their employees. If your company has a matching gift program, please fill out the employee information section of their matching gift form and include it when sending your donation to CERF+.

Donor-Advised Funds

“In Spring 2016, I slipped and fell off a ladder and fractured my wrist bones.

Assistance from CERF+ helped me very much in getting through this tough time.”

Kazuki Takizawa
Glass Artist

Gearing Up to Support Artists

More than ever, CERF+ needs your support to provide timely and critical assistance as many more artists like Brenda work to recover their livelihoods and return to their studios.

Please make a tax-deductible gift today!

Here are other CERF+ beneficiaries explaining how your support makes a difference:

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