The Broadway, Music and Live Events industry remains the only industry that has not begun to reopen – an astounding 99% of its members are unemployed thru at least the end of the year.
With that directive in mind, The PATH Fund, Inc.® has announced the launch of The PATH Fund’s Community Relief Grant Program. This program will provide immediate financial assistance to those in our Community affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent cancellation of hundreds of Broadway Shows, Concerts and Live Events.
“With practically everyone we work with struggling through this crisis, we felt it was only fitting for us to give back to those who have given so much of their time and talent to us over the years, ” says PATH Fund’s co-founder Cori Gardner.
The PATH Fund, Inc.® has made an initial $2,500 donation to kick off this grant program and will provide $100, $250 and $500 grants to qualifying members to cover lost income and assist with essential expenses. A special committee of industry professionals has been established to oversee the approval of applications and distributing of funds which will begin later this month. Qualified applicants can submit their application anytime between now thru Aug 21 for consideration for the first round of grants.
”We encourage members of our Community to not only apply for a grant but to consider making a small donation and share the campaign to social media” says Donnie Kehr the Executive Director of The PATH Fund. ”If every person within the Broadway community was to make a small donation, say $5, that would give us almost half a million dollars to award” says Michael T. Clarkston, Grant Committee Chair. ”Our hope is to be able to raise enough funds to give always grants every month while our community remains shut down” said Clarkston.
To make a donation or to apply for The PATH Fund’s Community Relief Grant Program visit https://www.thepathfund.org.
The PATH Fund, Inc.® is 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting arts education. We support pre-professional training organizations with scholarship and program funding. Additional support to NYC’s thriving arts community by presenting live music events and working with aspiring writers to develop new works of music and theater. In times of great need, we allied ourselves and supported notable causes including Disaster Relief, Racial Injustice and now the Coronavirus Pandemic.
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