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Community Accelerator Grant Names SMASH as a 2023 Grantee

We are proud to announce that we received a Community Accelerator Grant funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and awarded by ArtsFund! This gift will accelerate our organization’s efforts to provide free and low-cost healthcare to our regional musicians. Thank you, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and ArtsFund!


About the Grant The Community Accelerator Grant, funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and administered by ArtsFund, provides unrestricted grants for cultural nonprofit organizations across Washington state. The $10M initiative was created to provide essential capital to Washington’s cultural organizations to boost their ability to invest in their missions and essential roles serving communities across the state. To learn more visit


About ArtsFund ArtsFund supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, and grantmaking to build a healthy, equitable, and creative Washington. Founded in 1969, the Seattle-based nonprofit has been building community through the arts for over 50 years. ArtsFund was initially founded to bring corporate and civic leaders together to help establish and sustain our region’s arts and cultural institutions. Over its grantmaking history, ArtsFund has supported more than 650 arts organizations with more than $100 million in grants and provided valuable leadership and advocacy. Learn more at www.artsfund.org.


About Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Founded in 1988 by philanthropist Jody Allen and the late Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, the foundation invests in communities across the Pacific Northwest to enhance the human experience of arts & culture, center under-served populations, and mobilize young people to make an impact. In addition, the foundation supports a global portfolio of nonprofit partners working across science and technology solutions to protect wildlife, preserve ocean health, and create lasting change. Learn more at www.pgafamilyfoundation.org.

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