What the Fund

A grant program to support creators impacted by Covid-19

Our response to creators in crisis

Things are tough. Now, more than ever, people count on artists and creators to keep them laughing, entertained, informed, connected, and hopeful. Unfortunately, because of a flawed creative system that is unable to support them reliably, the same artists and creators are now among the ones taking the hardest financial hit. 

That’s how the What the Fund was born. 

We’re starting this grant program to benefit select artists who are being impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant recipients will be chosen by a board of fellow creators. Patreon is kicking off the grant by donating $10K, and is accepting contributions from anyone who can help.

The grant program is open to any creator, anywhere in the world, who is being demonstrably impacted by the COVID-19 situation


Applications closed: April 14th at 11:59pm PDT

How to apply

How to contribute

*except embargoed or sanctioned countries where we are prohibited from making payments

We're accepting contributions via PayPal, and we'd love your help! Please note that because Patreon is not a registered 501c3, we can't issue donation receipts for tax purposes.