CNY Arts, Inc.

CNY Arts Impact Fund

CNY Arts Impact Fund

A VERY big thank you to all our supporters!

We have surpassed our original Arts Impact Fund goal.
$1,051,082 in cash and in-kind gifts have been donated so far by our amazing community!

Our recent survey of artists and arts organizations in our region shows there is still significant financial need as they recover and restart. 
So we will  keep the Impact Fund open and active to help ensure that our arts, culture, and heritage sector will survive and thrive!

Cayuga - Cortland - Herkimer - Madison - Oneida - Onondaga - Oswego

Keep the Arts Alive. Donate to the COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund Today.

The COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund was created by CNY Arts to provide COVID-19 emergency assistance for artists and cultural groups. CNY Arts serves Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties. 

Donate TODAY

How can you contribute to The Fund? Gifts of all types (check, stocks, securities, etc.) can be restricted to a specific county, discipline, or other use within the Impact Fund.

Other giving options or questions regarding The Fund can be directed to Tom Griffith, at the Central New York Community Foundation ( or call 315-883-5544) or Stephen Butler at CNY Arts, (

Donations can be made at or by mailing a check payable to:
CNY Arts COVID-19 Impact Fund, c/o Central New York Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. Corporate matching-gifts are welcome.

Read about our recent COVID-19 Arts Impact Research Study 

TOGETHER: Stories of Resilience from the Arts Community in CNY.
Watch our new video series highlighting the artists and organizations that have already received emergency funding through the COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund. 


 Join us in thanking those who support the arts and creative sector in Central New York



#RESTARTtheARTS public service announcement.

Ovation TV

Ovation TV recognized CNY Arts as one of 26 arts organizations across the nation the channel wants to highlight and support with PSAs and a  media campaign. CNY Arts was chosen for its work supporting arts resiliency, including the creation of the COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund. OVATION PSA

Funding is critical to arts and cultural providers as they work to restart, reopen, rebuild, and serve our communities. 

Galleries, museums, concert halls, events, and many artistic venues across Central New York were the first to close down because of COVID-19 and will be the last to reopen. Entire seasons and exhibitions and summer and fall festivals continue to be postponed and canceled. Read about our recent COVID-19 Impact Research Study. 

Donate to The Fund at the CNY Community Foundation website.


Donate to The Fund at the CNY Community Foundation website.