The 2022 Art$WChallenge Runs Now through December 30th!


Help us raise money and awareness for Westchester arts organizations this season. Take the Art$WChallenge and donate to any of the eligible organizations listed on this page. Your donation will provide much needed funds to support cultural programs and services in the County. Every new dollar donated (up to a maximum amount set forth in our guidelines per organization) August 15, 2022 through December 30, 2022, is eligible to be matched by ArtsWestchester with the support of Westchester County Government.

Please Note: Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, until all available funds have been allocated. Submitting by the deadline does not guarantee funding.

Fundraising Deadline: The final day to raise funds is December 30, 2022.

Submission Deadline: Participating organizations must submit all required supporting documentation via email to [email protected] no later than January 13, 2023 at 5:00PM to be eligible for the match. Hard copies are not required this year. Please review guidelines below for submission instructions. 

Click here to download the 2022 Challenge Guidelines

Click here to download the 2022 Challenge Donor Form

Who is eligible to participate? Westchester-based organizations that received grant funding in one of the following categories within the last three years (2020-2022): Basic Program Support, Project Support, Yonkers Arts Initiative or Mount Vernon Arts Initiative.

OR Arts Alive grantees (Westchester County only) that received a grant within the past five years, (2017-2022) are eligible to participate.

There are two ways to donate. Choose the way that is most convenient for you:

  1. Select your favorite arts organization from the list below and click the logo to go through to their website to make your donation directly to them.
  2. Download and print a donor certification donation form here and mail with your check to the arts organization of choice.

For more information or assistance, please contact [email protected]

Art$WChallenge Grant 2022

In 2021, 107 organizations participated and raised $652,631 in private donations of which $429,064 was matched by Westchester County funding.  This totals nearly $1.1 million in private support that went to the arts and culture community.

Click on images below to learn more about each of the participating culture organizations.

Actors Conservatory
Antonia Arts
Arc Stages

Arch for Kids

Bethany Arts Community
Blue Door Art Center
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Career Visions

Clay Art Center
CLC Foundation
Clocktower Players
Concordia Conservatory
Copland House
Cross Cultural Connections

D.J. Mentorship Fdtn.
Downtown Music at Grace
Emelin Theatre
Enslaved African Rain Garden
Folklore Urbano NYC
Friends of Mt. Vernon Rec

Friends of Music Concerts
Friends of North Castle Library
Gojo Clan Productions
Greenburgh Public Library
Groundwork Hudson Valley

Hamm & Clov Stage Co.
Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden
Harrigan Edu & Cultural Ctr
Harrison Public Library
Historic Hudson Valley
Hoff BarthelsonMusic School

Hudson Chorale
Hudson Stage Company
Hudson Valley MOCA
The Hudson Valley
Writers Center
India Center of Westchester
Irvington Shakespeare Company

Jacob Burns Film Center
Jazz Forum Arts
Katonah Museum of Art
Lagond Music School
LMC Media

Mamaroneck Artists Guild
Mount Kisco Arts Council
Mt. Vernon Public Library
Music Conservatory of Westchester

Neighborhood House
Neuberger Museum of Art
New Choral Society
New Era Creative Space
New Rochelle Council
on the Arts
New Rochelle Opera

New Westchester Symphony Orchestra
Northern Star Quilters’ Guild
Nowodworski Foundation
OBey Foundation
OCA of Westchester/Hudson Valley

Orchestra 914
Ossining Arts Council
Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series
Ossining Public Library
Paramont Center for the Arts
Peekskill Arts Alliance

Pelham Art Center
Performing Arts Center
The Picture House
PJS Jazz Society
The Play Group Theater

Rehabilitation Through the Arts
The Revelators
Rivertowns Arts Council
Rivertowns Arts Council
Rivertowns Village Green

The Rye Arts Center
St. Paul’s Methodist Church 
St. Thomas Orchestra
Scarsdale Arts Council
The Schoolhouse Theater and Foundation

Sing Sing Prison Museum
Sound Shore Chorale
Steffi Nossen School of Dance
STEM Alliance
The Symphony of Westchester

Taconic Opera
Tarrytown Music Hall
Thomas H. Slater Community Center
Tutti Brava
Untermyer Gardens Conservancy

Untermyer Performing Arts Council
Urban Studion Unbound
Warner Library
Westchester Children’s Chorus

Westchester Children’s Museum
Westchester Chorale
The Westchester Chordsman
Westchester Collaborative Theatre
Westchester Dance Artists
Westchester Italian
Cultural Center

Westchester Philharmonic
Westchester Public Private Partnership
White Plains
Performing Arts Center
White Plains Library Foundation
YoFi Fest

Yonkers African American Heritage Committee
Yonkers Arts
Yonkers BID
Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra

Yonkers Riverfront Library
Young at Arts
Youth Theatre Interactions

About ArtsWestchester Grants
ArtsWestchester grants reach every part of the County and make possible an extraordinary array of cultural activities. Our grants help Westchester’s cultural organizations grow and support individual artists in the creation of new work. The 2021 Challenge Grant Program is a funding opportunity open to cultural organizations that received a Basic Program Support, Project Support, Yonkers Arts Initiative or Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant in the past three years OR an Arts Alive (Westchester County only) grant in the past five years to help boost their operating income by attracting new contributions. This grant is made possible with support from Westchester County government.