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#AWE Fund

Our group formed in March 2020 to organize aid for archival workers experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Since then, we have worked with the SAA Foundation to establish the Archival Workers Emergency Fund (or AWE Fund, for short).

Applications to the AWE Fund are open. All archival workers are eligible. SAA membership is not required. Support of up to $1,000 will be given.

 

Learn more about the application guidelines.

Support your fellow archival workers. Every donation helps.

 

Please note: If you are not an SAA member, you may be asked to create an account to login before donating. This is for security — you do not have to be an SAA member or join the SAA to donate.

For more information about the AWE Fund Organizing Committee, please email awefund@gmail.com.


AWE Fund Updates

Coffee for Colleagues September 2021 Update: A Moment of Transition

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund. You may have seen an email through our “Coffee for Colleagues” GoFundMe informing you that GoFundMe will no longer be able to process recurring donations after September 30, 2021. This change comes at a moment of transition for the AWE Fund. In addition … Continue reading Coffee for Colleagues September 2021 Update: A Moment of Transition

A Moment of Transition

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund. You may have seen an email through our “Coffee for Colleagues” GoFundMe informing you that GoFundMe will no longer be able to process recurring donations after September 30, 2021. This change comes at a moment of transition for the AWE Fund. In addition … Continue reading A Moment of Transition

AWE Fund at SAA 2021!

Want to dig more into the work of the AWE Fund and discuss related issues surrounding labor and mutual aid in the archives? You’re in luck – there will be multiple opportunities to do just this at the virtual 2021 Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting. Consider attending one or more of these events: … Continue reading AWE Fund at SAA 2021!

A Belated Thank You for Celebrating the AWE Fund’s Birthday with Us

It’s not always easy to enjoy birthdays in these pandemic times, but this community of archival workers and archives fans came together to make the AWE Fund’s birthday week truly celebratory. Thank you to the 40+ new individuals who gave through the Coffee for Colleagues GoFundMe. Recurring small gifts through this platform ensure the AWE … Continue reading A Belated Thank You for Celebrating the AWE Fund’s Birthday with Us