About the Working Group

The Covid-19 Arts Working Group (CAWG), a collaboration of 15 foundations and an anonymous donor in the Pittsburgh metro area, announces the Arts Ι Equity Ι Reimagined Fund, in response to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as long-standing disparities in funding for small and marginalized arts and cultural organizations in the southwestern Pennsylvania region.

The current list of collaborating foundations:

Allegheny Regional Asset District

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

The Benter Foundation

The Buhl Foundation

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

The Community Foundation of Fayette County

Eden Hall Foundation

The Fine Foundation

The Grable Foundation

The Heinz Endowments

Henry L. Hillman Foundation

The McCune Foundation

Richard King Mellon Foundation

Opportunity Fund

The Pittsburgh Foundation

The group has collectively committed almost $3.5 million to date and continues to fundraise for the effort. The Working Group remains open to additional public, private, and corporate foundations who wish to participate or learn more. Interested foundation representatives should email getinfo@artsreimagined.org or call (412) 219-6584 to inquire.