The CBCA is working with Boulder County and statewide organizations to provide resources to those impacted by the Marshall Fires. Below are resource lists from the Colorado Creatives Industries and the Boulder County Arts Alliance. We will continue to update this resource list as more resources become available.
The Colorado Creative Industries has complied a list to assist Residents, Individual Artists, and Art Organizations that have been affected by the Marshall Fire.
Boulder County Marshall Fire Info – This site has comprehensive information on safety, returning home, utilities, food assistance, housing, vital records, child care, mental & emotional health, finances, transportation, and more.
Governor Jared Polis’s Resources for Coloradans Impacted by the Marshall Fire – Information on behavioral health resources, FEMA assistance, Small Business Administration assistance, and insurance claim guidance (Todo disponible en Español)
Representative Joe Neguse’s Marshall Fire Resources – This site additionally has information on Disaster Unemployment Assistance, tips for post-disaster insurance claims, IRS postponed tax deadlines, and replacing state/federal documents.
CERF+ Emergency Funding for Artists – CERF+ provides grants and works with artists working in craft or materials-based folk/traditional disciplines to broker craft supplies, equipment and services at no or low cost to those found eligible for emergency assistance.
The Actors Fund – Emergency Financial Assistance – The Actors Fund provides emergency financial assistance to all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industries.
Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists – Grants from this fund will be considered from artists who live and work in Boulder County and meet any one or more of these priority groups: artists with unforeseen needs due to unexpected circumstances, artists of color, artists with disabilities, indigenous artists, and new generation artists (18-26 years old)
This grant opportunity is usually available in late Winter. BCAA is working to make these funds available sooner. Please check the BCAA website in the coming days.
Office/Day Space at No Charge – For artists that lost their space in the fire.
NCAPER – An Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief – Resource database to ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses are able to and can respond effectively to disasters and emergencies.
NEA – Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders Organizing in the Aftermath of Disaster – This primer from the National Endowment for the Arts can help you determine whether and how your organization or agency can best address the needs of your community post-disaster.
Small Business Development Center Disaster Relief Program – The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network can assist with disaster loan applications, long term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness, and more.
Even if your organization, business, or artistic practice was not affected by the Marshall Fire, it’s a good time to make sure you have an emergency plan in place. The following two organizations provide excellent emergency preparedness resources specifically for artists.
ArtsReady – ArtsReady is an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized readiness plans for business continuity and post-crisis sustainability.
Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) – Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) supports a variety of programs to increase the knowledge and the ability of performing arts organizations to create and execute emergency recovery plans.
NEA – Disaster Preparedness Resources – The NEA has curated multiple useful guides on how to prepare your organization for a variety of emergency scenarios.
Community Foundation of Boulder County – This is a comprehensive list of organizations accepting donations, volunteers, and other forms of support for those looking to help in the aftermath of the fire. This is the main page for donating to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund as well.
Colorado Responds – This site has plenty of opportunities and resources for people wanting to volunteer and donate. They have a newsletter and lists of items to donate.
You can also donate to:
A Precious Child – A Precious Child assists children and families facing difficult life challenges such as abuse and neglect, crisis situations and poverty
American Red Cross of Colorado – The Red Cross helps communities respond to and recover from disasters.
Community Food Share – Community Food Share helps eliminate hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
Humane Society of Boulder Valley – The Humane Society provides care for animals in crisis.
Sister Carmen Community Center – Sister Carmen Community Center provides comprehensive basic needs services and resources to vulnerable residents in East Boulder County (Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie).
Boulder County Arts Alliance has put together a list of resources to assist in recovery of those impacted by the Marshall Fires on their website.
Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center: For people who lost homes in or were displaced by the Marshall Fire. Open 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week. 1755 South Public Rd. Lafayette, Co
- Consultation on property loss and filing claims for assistance
- Gift cards for replacement of food and transportation costs
- Information about short- and long-term housing
- Help with vital records
- Referrals to emergency shelter
- Food assistance
- Mental health services
- COVID-19 tests
- Transportation vouchers
- Referrals for personal finance planning
Northwest Chamber Alliance: Resources for businesses affected and their employees.
Boulder County Fire Impacts to Business Survey: To assess the short and long-term needs of the community, your input is invaluable.
The Denver Channel: The news is keeping a running list of places to find assistance, including food assistance and lodging
SCFD.org: If your organization is based in Boulder County, was impacted by the fires, and you have questions or concerns about SCFD-related issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact Program Officer Kendal Zimmerman.
Performing Arts Readiness: https://majesticcollaborations.com/
Art of Mass Gatherings: https://theartofmassgatherings.com/ Free webinars on fire preparedness for performing arts (among other workshops)
Art Hyve: https://www.arthyve.org/
NCAPER National Coalition for Arts Response and Emergency Response: https://www.ncaper.org/
CERF+ for artists impacted by disasters: https://cerfplus.org/ (classes for artists impacted by disasters)
ACNEP- Arts and Cultural Network for Emergency Preparedness: https://www.artsandvenuesdenver.com/create-denver/emergency-preparedness
JFS is partnering with the JEWISHcolorado Boulder Fire Relief Fund to provide emergency financial assistance for temporary housing, food, clothing, household needs, phone bills, auto payments, utilities, and much more. Fill out the simple form to start the process. (FUNDS ARE NOW AVAILABLE)
Boulder County Housing Helpline: Boulder County renters and landlords navigate this process and find financial assistance for which they may qualify.
Call 303-441-1206 and leave a detailed message or email HousingHelpline@BoulderCounty.org. A Housing Specialist will return the call as soon as possible (due to high call
volume, please allow three to five days).
Airbnb’s Open Homes Program: Helps connect those who have been displaced with willing hosts in the area. www.Airbnb.com
Boulder County Personal Finance Program: Free, one-on-one virtual and phone appointments. Call 720-564-2279 or visit www.PersonalFinance@BoulderCounty.org
Internal Revenue Service: Taxpayers and businesses impacted by disaster may be eligible for assistance, including extensions to file and faster refunds. For more information, visit
Disaster Unemployment Insurance: Learn more at www.boco.org/DisasterUnemploymentAssistance
Congressman Joe Neguse’s Office is offering assistance in replacing documents (social security cards, passports, driver’s license, birth certificates) that have been lost in the fire. Please call 303-335-1045 or email email@example.com with a list of documents you need replaced and they will get you connected with a Constituent Advocate from their office to help you through the process for each.
Call 2-1-1 for free rides; can schedule up to 7 days in advance VIA Mobility provides wheelchair accessible rides, large group rides, and individual rides. Call (303) 447-9636
UBER – free vouchers are available at the Disaster Assistance Center in Lafayette. Claim a voucher at boco.org/DACUber
LYFT –offering two free rides (up to $15 each). Use code COFIRERELIEF22 to claim the credits.
Show ID or utility bill with address, or use these documents to get a placard at Ascent Church, 550 McCaslin Blvd. Louisville, CO 80027 (open 8AM-8PM)
Temporary or emergency child care through Colorado Shines. Call (877)-338-2273 (Mon.-Fro. 8AM-5PM) to get started, or email ChildCareReferrals@UnitedWayDenver.org