As we approach the one-year mark since the COVID-19 pandemic first swept the globe, it is easy to think about all the hardship and grief that has occurred. But instead, we at the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund would like to focus on all the good that has happened this year.
Because of the generosity of our arts community, TCBF was able to provide over $250,000 in emergency relief funding to artists in need!
Our community supported each other in amazing ways – planning fundraiser readings and concerts, singing online in our “Care-oke” campaign, asking for donations for their birthdays – all to raise money for TCBF. Thank you!
With that incredible support, TCBF has been able to grant the following this year:
- 99 grants (totaling $173,253) to individuals who were out of work and/or dealing with medical issues amidst the virus
- 23 grants (totaling $76,750) to theatre companies and arts organizations suddenly unable to move forward
This would not be possible without the support of theatre lovers like you. Each donation made in support of TCBF goes directly back to artists in need, so every single gift made a difference.
More than anything, we just want to thank you for helping TCBF make a difference in our community, and for your talent, spirit, and vitality. We are inspired every day by the way our community rallies around those among us in need.
If you are in a place to do so, we hope you will consider renewing your gift, as artists continue to be affected by the pandemic and its impact on the arts industry. Alternatively, you could create your own fundraiser through social media to encourage additional giving.
Thank you for making what we do possible. We couldn’t do this without you!
See you back in the theater soon.
The TCBF Board
P.S. If you or an artist you know is in need, please consider applying for relief from TCBF. With the challenges of the pandemic continuing, we understand folks need help now more than ever. We are here to make things easier!