COMEDY GIVES BACK BIPOC STAND UP COMEDIAN FUND
We’re proud to announce the Comedy Gives Back BIPOC Stand Up Comedian Fund. Thanks to a generous gift from our partner Netflix, this special fund is designed to help Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) comedians. Much like our general COVID-19 Relief Fund, this new fund is specifically devoted to helping BIPOC comedians get through the pandemic until the day they can perform again.
If you’re a BIPOC comedian who has lost work due to COVID-19 please apply below. All other comedians in need of support should go to our general COVID-19 Relief Fund. And we welcome all comedians to join our facebook page for discussion and crisis resources.
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Donate to the Comedy Gives BIPOC Stand-Up Comedian Fund
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is our goal?
Comedy Gives Back believes Black Lives Matter. Thanks to Netflix for the generous gift to activate our new fund focusing on helping Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community who have suffered from economic and mental effects during COVID 19.
The Comedy Gives Back Covid-19 BIPOC Stand Up Comedian Fund will provide Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) comedians with a one-time grant to minimize the hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the comedy business. These grants are meant to provide immediate relief to BIPOC stand-up comics who have been out of work and lost income due to COVID-19.
How will the funds be used?
Donations will be used to give immediate relief to BIPOC stand-up comics who have lost gigs and income due to recent shutdowns through the $500 grants for working comedians in need.
How will the funds be managed?
Funds contributed to Comedy Gives Back: BIPOC fund will be received and managed by Road to Artdom Foundation, Inc. $500 grants will be paid rapidly on a first-come, first-served basis to affected comedians.
Comedy Gives Back is a 501c3 fiscally sponsored project through Road to Artdom Foundation, Inc (#47-2064364) Contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes to the fullest extent of the law.
Can I contribute to the Comedy Gives Back Covid-19 BIPOC Stand-Up Comedian Fund?
Thank you so much for your support. Donations to the CGB BIPOC fund can be made above or by visiting the BIPOC donation page directly.
I am a working BIPOC comedian and have had gigs canceled due to this pandemic. How can I apply for a grant?
Visit our Grant page to Apply now. $500 grants will be paid rapidly on a first-come, first-served basis to affected BIPOC comedians.
If I'm not a member of the BIPOC comedy community, can I still apply for a grant?
Yes, you can. Please apply for the Covid-19 Emergency Relief Grant.
Who is qualified to receive a BIPOC grant?
In order to qualify:
You must have been a working BIPOC comedian for at least one year
Have made a minimum of $12,000 and no more than $150,000 annually, as a stand-up comedian in 2017, 2018, or 2019
BIPOC is an acronym for Black, Indigenous, & People of Color.
Who is Road to Artdom Foundation, Inc?
Comedy Gives Back is a project under Road to Artdom Foundation's fiscal sponsorship program. Through our partnership, we are able to raise charitable funds and give grants to the Comedy community.
Road to Artdom brings art to the people who get access to it least. With passionate mentor artists, art supplies and lots of creativity, they bring collaborative art projects, inspiration to underserved communities and youth, and support Creative's social impact projects as a fiscal sponsor.
Mission: To Cultivate Creativity, Civic Pride, and Emerging artists through Art Outreach in Underserved Areas.