Applications opened in March 2021 and for one week, and an overwhelming 2,722 applications were received, far outpacing the current funds available. To date, more than 250 organizations and individuals have come together to raise over one million dollars, funding 1990 artists and cultural workers in New York.
After one year since applications had opened, CSF re-surveyed the waitlist requesting an update on their urgency level. As of early 2022, there are still 385 people on the waitlist of funds, with 66.4% in urgency levels 4 and 5 facing housing and food insecurities.
We will not be re-opening applications at this time, and we are focusing our efforts in funding as many applicants we have received as possible.