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WRTI Awarded $25,000 From the COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL Fund

In response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and culture sector of the Greater Philadelphia region, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA), and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) created the COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL Fund, an emergency support fund to assist individual artists as well as arts and culture organizations whose operations, work and livelihood have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.?

WRTI is honored to be recognized as an important member of the Greater Philadelphia arts community through a special grant of $25,000 from the fund. This grant helps offset the impact of reduced sponsorship revenue and ensures we can continue our mission to champion music as a vital cultural resource.?

COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL launched with $3.45 million in support, led by a $2.5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation. OACCE, PCF and GPCA provided seed funding to create the fund and leadership gifts have been received by The Barra Foundation and Wyncote Foundation with additional support received from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation as well as Connelly, Independence, Lenfest, and Victory Foundations. A total of $4.3 million has been raised for the relief effort from 26 foundations, corporations and nonprofits, and over 300 individual donors.