Emergency Response Grant Funding

The Foundation’s official response to the pandemic.

Emergency Response Grant funding is the Foundation’s official response to the global pandemic and resulting financial crisis that the global community experienced starting in March 2020. The Foundation partners with other nonprofits globally to provide eligible artists with cash grants of up to $1,000 each. By design, artists simply submit their applications with the Foundation’s nonprofit partner, the partner organizations assess the application and approved artists are funded right away. That’s it. Cash to artists in need in the midst of crisis.

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Read about our featured artists who received emergency funding in 2021

In The News

November 10th, 2021 

Chicago artists to receive $1,000 each in unrestricted cash grant have been named.

$10,000 Grant Provided to Arts+Public Life in Chicago

The Board of Directors of the Darryl Chappell Foundation has approved a second year of emergency response funding for artists. We are pleased to announce that the Foundation will provide a grant of $10,000 to fund 10 local Chicago artists of African descent by partnering with Arts+Public Life, an initiative of UChicago Arts. Read more about the partnership here.

Darryl Chappell Foundation Emergency Grant To Afrodescendant Artists

A rapid funding program providing cash grants to qualified artists through our partner organizations. Recently 25 artists were identified to receive $1,000 each through a partnership with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) and the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC). Read the feature in The Bronx Daily about the results of the program. In addition, the Foundation provided its first $500 grant targeted to artists on the African continent with a grant to Kefilwe Monosi of Botswana.