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The Craft Emergency Relief Fund is a national nonprofit organization that provides small grants of up to $3,000 to professional craftspeople who have experienced a recent career-threatening emergency such as illness, accident, fire, or natural disaster.
(Other services provided by the organization include referrals to craft suppliers who have agreed to offer discounts on materials and equipment to craftspeople eligible for CERF funds, and booth fee waivers in partnership with certain craft show producers.)
Applicants must be a professional artist working in a craft discipline (e.g., woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artists, potters, and furniture makers) who has suffered a recent career-threatening emergency and is a legal resident of the United States.