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Today we’re launching a $50,000 fund called The Creator Fund to support creators in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has already had a wide impact beyond those directly impacted by illness. As the secondary consequences affect the economy for creators and small businesses, there isn't a safety net for creators with nowhere else to turn when their business revenue is slowed or eliminated.
As a mission-driven company made up of creators ourselves, our heart is with the creator community. Thanks to being bootstrapped, remote, and profitable, we're in a position to provide financial support. This is deeply connected to our mission to help creators earn a living.
In that vein, we’ll be providing financial assistance to creators who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 until the fund runs out.
The qualifying circumstances are fairly simple:
The four categories of support we are helping to cover:
We will provide funds on a first come first serve basis.
If you qualify for funds, please visit our Creator Fund landing page to apply.
Here are the steps you’ll need to take:
We ask that you only apply for the funds that you need. Please shop as you normally would for groceries, hire the babysitter for the same price as normal and only for the time needed, etc.
The more honest you can be with us about your true need, the more creators we can support through this fund.
Inevitably, we will get more requests than we can support with the initial $50,000 fund. This is why we’ll be reaching out to our friends at peer organizations who also serve creators.
We’ll be inviting peer organizations who serve the creator community to join us in contributing to the creator fund.
If you know anyone at YouTube, Squarespace, Patreon, Instagram, MailChimp, WordPress, Stripe, or any other creator-focused company, please encourage them to contribute to the fund so we can support as many creators as possible.
If you are interested in contributing to the fund or know someone who is, please get in touch with me at Barrett at ConvertKit dot com.
This is The Creator Fund, with love from ConvertKit. We’re here for you, the creator community. If you want to let us know how else we can help, reach out on Twitter, Instagram, or by email at help at convertkit dot com.