The following organizations were selected to receive WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations grants.

Alutiiq Heritage Foundation dba Alutiiq Museum – Kodiak, Alaska
Out North – Anchorage, Alaska
Black Theatre Troupe – Phoenix, Arizona
Central School Project – Bisbee, Arizona
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance – Tucson, Arizona
Southwest Folklife Alliance Inc. dba Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival- Tucson, Arizona
Museum of Indigenous People (the Smoki Museum) – Prescott, Arizona
Art Explorers – Fort Bragg, California
Community Partners/Las Fotos Project – Los Angeles, California
DSTL Arts – Los Angeles, California
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana dba MACLA – San Jose, California
San Jose Taiko Group, Inc. – San Jose, California
The David’s Harp Foundation, Inc. dba The Student Recording Studio – San Diego, California
Ubuntu Theater Project, Inc. – Oakland, California
Boulder Community Media – Boulder, Colorado
Centro Cultural Mexicano or MCC Denver – Denver, Colorado
Durango Arts Center – Durango, Colorado
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance- Denver, Colorado
Su Teatro Cultural Performing Arts Center – Denver, Colorado
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (HMH) – Honolulu, Hawai’i
Society for Kona’s Education & Art – Honaunau, Hawai’i
University of Hawai’i – Hilo Performing Arts Center – Hilo, Hawai’i
Global Lounge Incorporated – Boise, Idaho
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Inc. – Idaho Falls, Idaho
Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale – Billings, Montana
MAPS Media Institute – Hamilton, Montana
gallupARTS – Gallup, New Mexico
IndigenousWays – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Working Classroom, Inc. – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Broadway in the Hood (A Source of Joy Theatricals) – Las Vegas, Nevada
Artown – Reno, Nevada
State of Nevada Indian Commission – Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum – Carson City, Nevada
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts – Pendleton, Oregon
Four Rivers Cultural Center – Ontario, Oregon
Miracle Theatre Group/Teatro Milagro – Portland, Oregon
Profile Theatre Project – Portland, Oregon
Center for Documentary Expression and Art (CDEA) – Salt Lake City, Utah
Clever Octopus Inc./ Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center – Salt Lake City, Utah
Epicenter – Green River, Utah
Free2Luv Inc. – Seattle, Washington
Indigenous Performance Productions – Olympia, Washington
Methow Arts Alliance – Twisp, Washington
Spectrum Dance Theater – Seattle, Washington
Ark Regional Services, Inc./Cooper Center for the Creative Arts – Laramie, Wyoming
Horse Warriors™ – Thayne, Wyoming

“It was apparent that every WESTAF CARES Relief Fund applicant is doing critical work in their communities and are well deserving of relief funds during this challenging time,” stated Director of Social Responsibility and Inclusion Chrissy Deal. “The selected grantees clearly demonstrate meaningful community impact and an alignment with the values of equity and inclusion. We hope this award will help them remain resilient.”

WESTAF CARES Relief Fund panelists

Aaron A. Abeyta
Western Colorado University/Mayor
Antonito, CO

Leanne Campbell 
Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort/Hotel
Worley, ID

Shannon Daut 
City of Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA

Eric Hayashi 
Independent Producer/Arts Manager
Walnut Creek, CA

Amir Jackson 
Nurture the Creative Mind
Ogden, UT

Alisha Kerlin 
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, UNLV
Las Vegas, NV

Roberta Lavadour 
Arts Council of Pendleton
Pendleton, OR

George Luján 
SouthWest Organizing Project
Albuquerque, NM

Anna Needham 
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Phoenix, AZ

Ian O’Sullivan 
Independent Musician
Honolulu, HI

Steve Schrepferman 
Park County Arts Council
Cody, WY

Carly Tex 
Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival
Fresno, CA

Kes Woodward 
Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation
Fairbanks, AK

John Zirkle 
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
Gallatin Gateway, MT

The disbursement process for the funds is scheduled to take place in July.