Creative Equity Fund

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Supporting arts and cultural groups and other community-based organizations located within King County that are by, for and about people of color and which use arts and culture strategies to work toward racial equity

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Photo: Jenny Crooks, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture


Arts and culture are powerful tools for engaging the community in collective change. They ignite civil discourse, inspire action, and help us imagine and advocate for a just world. Underlying many of the most pressing issues in our community are the effects of structural racism. From housing and homelessness to education and health, people of color in our community experience disproportionally negative outcomes across a wide range of areas. The Creative Equity Fund supports arts- and culture-based strategies that build racial justice and address the structural racism impacting our communities.

The Creative Equity Fund aims to direct at least $100,000 per year to support both arts and cultural groups and other community-based organizations located within King County that are by, for and about people of color and which use arts and culture strategies to work toward racial equity. Join us today with a gift to the Creative Equity Fund!



The Creative Equity Fund is administered by Seattle Foundation and made possible thanks to your generous support and a collective of funders:
- ArtsFund
- Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
- Seattle Foundation
- Macklemore
- Microsoft
- Nesholm Family Foundation
- The Boeing Company

To learn more about the Creative Equity Fund, please contact Jonathan Cunningham at j.cunningham@seattlefoundation.org. Looking to apply? Jump to Creative Equity application information on our current grant opportunities page.