When we moved into our space in April of 2015 we had just enough cash to put a deposit down and pay the first two month’s rent. We feel so fortunate that since that day we have been able to sustain the organization with the help of our members, individual donors, and support from grants and project budgets. WCCW is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Membership fees and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. All funding received goes into our space, programming, and community. We value transparency and conversation around funding for our organization, if you have any specific questions not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected].

Our funding comes almost exclusively from the following 6 categories:

We currently have approximately 450 members who pay between $7 and $120 a month. The vast majority pay $10/month. 

Individual Giving
Each year we host one or more fundraisers where supporters buy tickets and make donations.

Earned Income
This primarily consists of sales from our shop, and rentals of the space.

Private Foundations
We are generously supported by several private foundations: WHH Foundation, Wilhelm Family Foundation, Parson’s Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Donations via the Tides Foundation to support our Emergency Health Grant for Artists.

Government Grants
We receive a programming grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and have regularly received project grants from the California Arts Council. 

Project Budgets
Whenever we get a project budget from a partnering organization, asked to talk at a college, or do a residency, we put our artist fee and any income over costs  back into the WCCW.