Official Partners

Rocket Relief emergency grants were made possible by the contributions of several arts organizations who believe in helping individual artists directly. Several arts nonprofits contributed financially towards the fund and countless organizations have shared this resource with their communities. Charlotte Street Foundation deeply thanks to peers and nonprofits who have stepped up to help individual artists in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you or your organization would like to contribute additional funds to this Emergency grant program, please contact Charlotte Street Foundation’s Director of Development at [email protected] and indicate that you would like to contribute to the Rocket Relief. You can also directly contribute to Charlotte Street’s Rocket Relief fund. Just click the button below and add the note “Rocket Relief” when entering your gift.


The Spencer Museum of Art, located on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus, explores the intersection of art, ideas, and experiences. With a diverse collection of more than 45,000 works, the Spencer is the only museum in Kansas with contemporary and historic artwork in all mediums from cultures across six continents. The Spencer Museum facilitates arts engagement and research through exhibitions, artist commissions and residencies, conferences, performances, lectures, children’s art activities, and arts and culture festivals. Admission to the Spencer Museum of Art is free. To learn more about the museum and its programs you can visit

Spencer Museum

The Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partneringwith leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. The program allows the Foundation to reach the sizeable population of informal, non- incorporated artist collectives and to support their alternative gathering spaces, publications, websites, events and other projects. The Foundation plans to expand this program with partner organizations in areas where the level of on- the-ground, self-organized artistic activity is highest. You can read more information at

andy warhol foundation


Charlotte Street identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. Charlotte Street cultivates the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City art community. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has distributed over $1.1 million in awards and grants to artists and their innovative projects, and connected individual artists to each other and to the greater Kansas City community. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit

Additional Rocket Relief Support Provided By

Angela Marie Wright
Maryanna Adelman
Beverly Ahern
Ricky Allman
Ina Anderson
Anschutz Family Foundation
Andrea & Adam Arredondo
Miki Baird
Cortney Patterson Barton
Nathan Benjamin
Lynn Benson
Abigail Bland
Rebecca Blocksome
Jennifer Boe
MaryLou and Tom Brous
Susana Bruhn
Stacy Busch
CJ Carbonneau
Jori Cheville
Elizabeth Cook
Karen Cook

Café Corazón
Morris Dickens
Douglas County Community Foundation
Amy Dreyer
Bill and Susan Ford
Megan Ganey
Matthew Garcia
Jane Gotch
Misa Gray
Joseph Gray
Jamie Greason
Saralyn Reece Hardy
Ann Holliday
Peter Hystead
Jennifer Ingraham
Jessica Johnson Webb
Scott Kellogg
Kevin King
Amy Kligman
Haley Kostas
George P. and Carolyn Kroh

Cynthia Kunz
David LaCrone
Laura Lesniewski
Kathy Liao
Ritchie Lynne
Helen Maggard
Noelle Manica
James Martin
Camile Messerley
James Mobberley
N.W. Dible Foundation
Yoonmi Nam
Jan Palmer
Anne Austin Pearce
Margaret Perkins-McGuinness
Ernest Peterson
Jason Preu
Nicolle Ratliff
David Wayne Reed
Linda Rellergert
George & Linda Robbins

Robert Rosser
Karel Sigtenhorst
Ilana Silverstein
Emily Smalter
Rebecca Smith
Laura Spencer-Morris
Dawn Taylor
Theatre League
Paul Tyler
Julia Vering
Danny Volin
Karen Yamashita
Kelli Yearout
Jason Zeh


In order for this call to reach out to all artists in need of the Rocket Relief Fund, Charlotte Street Foundation and our partners would like to thank fellow local organizations who helped us spread the message online and in-person. Please make sure you support our peers during the COVID-19 pandemic!