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“Creative work is a lifeline, both economically and psychologically. Initiating an online sale with a percentage of proceeds to benefit CERF+ raised awareness of the work of the organization and helped to create a sense of community during a time of isolation."

- Lisa Klakulak - Fiber Artist/CERF+ Donor, Asheville, North Carolina

The artist’s safety net is only as strong as the community that supports it. There are so many different ways to get involved and we invite you to consider them today.

Join with artists like Lisa Klakulak, who donated a portion of the proceeds from a special sale to support our COVID-19 Response Fund, and help us provide artists in need with resources to recover following a significant setback in their career.

Be Prepared Yourself


Prepare yourself and your studio ahead of a major disaster. Visit our Studio Protector today to get started! 


Check in with craft artists that you know after a major disaster and let them know about our recovery resources and emergency relief grant program. You could also volunteer with a Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster (VOAD)

Raise Funds for CERF+

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Organize your own personal fundraiser to support CERF+. Click here to learn more about how you can start your own campaign! (Digital Media Kit or Peer to Peer Fundraising)

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Donate a portion of sales from an art show or studio show to CERF+. We’d be happy to send you promotional materials and to help spread the word through our networks!

FB Fundraiser

Celebrate Your Birthday  - Host a Facebook Fundraiser to Support CERF+! Click here for easy-to-follow instructions.

Shop to Give


Shop with AmazonSmile and a portion of each eligible purchase you make will be donated to CERF+ at no cost to you. Follow the link to learn more and sign up today!

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CERF+’s Shop to Give does double duty, providing goods that delight, educate, and prepare; then using those funds to make sure that artists’ careers are stronger than ever. Click here to visit the shop.

Share Your Story


Do you give to CERF? Donor testimonials are a powerful way to inspire others to contribute to CERF+. Would you be willing to explain why you support CERF+? If so, click here for detailed instructions and examples to help guide you through the process. 


Did CERF+ help you? No one can explain the difference that CERF+'s assistance makes (and that donors make possible!) after an emergency better than you. Would you be willing to tell your story? If so, click here for detailed instructions and examples to help guide you through the process.

The Possibilities are Endless

Need Some Ideas?

Here are a few of the creative ways our supporters have come up with to strengthen the artist’s safety net.

Shikha Joshi

Donated the proceeds from studio sales to CERF+
Raised $5,000

Martha Giberson

Asked for donations from friends and family via Facebook Fundraisers

Raised $1,100

Heather McCall / Tiny Badger Ceramics

Donated all proceeds during a specific period of time to CERF+

Raised $2,500

Rio Grande

Rio Grande’s Sweeps for CERF+ program collects precious metal “sweeps” from artists and then turns them into cash that is donated to CERF+.

Raised $58,972.44 since 2015

The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA)

Hosts an annual Clay & Glass Festival and raises funds for CERF+’s California Fund.

Raised $16,279.72 since 1998

Lisa Klakulak/ Strongfelt

Donated 20 percent of recent studio sales to CERF+

Raised $377.80

Spread the Word


Mention us and our work in Presentations/Workshops with groups of artists. We are happy to send you information and materials!


Invite us to present in person or virtually to a group of people on any of our programs. Email us at [email protected] to make a request.

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