The 2023 Art$WChallenge Runs Now through December 31st!


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) between August 15, 2023 through December 31, 2023, is eligible to be matched by ArtsWestchester with the support of Westchester County Government.

In 2022, 102 organizations participated and raised $786,541 in private donations of which $501,571 was matched by Westchester County funding.  This totaled over $1.2 million in private support that went to the arts and culture community. HELP US KEEP THE ARTS ALIVE IN WESTCHESTER!

Fundraising Deadline: The final day to raise funds is December 31, 2023.

Submission Deadline: Participating organizations must submit all required supporting documentation via email to no later than Friday, January 5, 2024 at 5:00PM to be eligible for the match. Hard copies are not required. Please review guidelines below for submission instructions. 

Click here to download the 2023 Challenge Guidelines

Click here to download the 2023 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 (2021-2023): 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, (2018-2023) 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 their name 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

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.

Bedford Playhouse

Commemorate/Thom Thacker 

Friends of Mount Vernon Recreation

Gooseberry-Studio / Night Multimedia Art

Mustafa Music Foundation

New Era Creative Space

Pelham Art Center

The Scarsdale Arts Council

Westchester Public Private Partnership
for Aging Services

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 2023 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.