Makers COVID-19 Relief Fund

As COVID-19 spreads, many people in the maker community find themselves in the situation where events are being cancelled or postponed.  Although this situation is understandable given the scary and intense circumstances that COVID-19 has created, makers are now finding themselves in the tough position of what to do financially, to take care of their basic needs. 

This virus is causing devastation and tragedy all over the world but the maker community in particular is being impacted by the fact that they depend on in-person events to sell their products. It is a situation where many events are being cancelled and the events that are moving forward have very low turnout. This is the risk you take as a maker but this is a situation far beyond anyone could predict before it was already here and happening. 

If you're able to donate to our Makers COVID-19 Relief Fund, please do so! All money collected will go straight to makers who have been impacted by COVID-19, whether by cancellation of an event, low attendance of an event, or if they have contracted the virus.

Makers are encouraged to fill out a grant application if they are in need to financial assistance. Apply Here. 

This fundraiser is being organized by I Heart Indie Markets - a maker group which organizes events in California, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan (more states to come). We also help makers connect with other makers, try to build up the maker community and strive to offer advice to those just starting out in the maker world. View more about our organization at

Applications are accepted from any maker in United States including those who are not affiliated with I Heart Indie Markets or their events.

Donations ()

  • Jaden Risner 
    • $100 
    • 7 d
  • Amy Mischler  
    • $25 
    • 8 d
  • Stephanie Koch  
    • $150 
    • 8 d
  • Bonnie Baron 
    • $30 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 25 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Sara Thompto 
Grand Rapids, MI
Brittany Wiczek 
Team member
Raised $25 from 1 donation
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