CLIR’s Nicole Kang Ferraiolo talked with AWE Fund organizers for the COVID (Re)Collections series. We appreciate the opportunity to share the fund’s origins and some of our experiences working on the fund!
Our thanks to Lisa Peet and Library Journal for writing about the fund.
We unlocked the AWE Fund Organizing Committee $5,000 matching campaign on Wednesday, April 22, before noon ET, thanks to the 61 donors who gave more than $7,150. Your generosity will help our colleagues in need.
Miss the match? You can still support the fund. Any amount will help.
Make your donation to the Archival Workers Emergency Fund go further!
To date, 70 applications have been received for AWEF support, with new applications submitted each day. The Review Committee is completing the first round of evaluations this week.
Your generosity means that the AWEF can aid more archival workers experiencing financial hardship because of COVID-19.
Help us reach our goal to unlock the full $5,000 match. Any amount helps! Donate now.
The Society of American Archivists Foundation announces the creation of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund (AWE Fund) to support archival workers experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to financially vulnerable and at-risk workers. All U.S.-based archival workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply to the fund. Applications will open on April 15 at 3:00 pm CT.