Welcome to the 2020 WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations

WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations is a competitive grant program, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law in March 2020. The WESTAF CARES Relief Fund provides general operating support to eligible arts and culture organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be assessed on the following criteria: inclusivity, demonstrated need, artistic and cultural merit, and public and community benefit. Awards of up to $20,000 will be made to organizations across the WESTAF 13-state region with at least one grant awarded per state. 

The WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations application process is now CLOSED.

If you had an “In Progress” application, your application will not be considered for funding. Only complete applications that were submitted will be considered for funding. Visit the FAQ section for links to other resources and additional relief fund opportunities.

For any questions, please email grants@westaf.org or call 303-629-1166 x 1030 between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MDT.