“In response to the devastating outbreak, PLUS1 has launched a PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund to coordinate our efforts to support those in our community most at risk from the pandemic.”
PLUS1 is an innovative solution to drive social change and catalyze cultural momentum toward equity, dignity, and access for all.
PLUS1 grew out of the band Arcade Fire, who were looking for a way to support Haiti and realized the power that lay with the most passionate and committed people they knew: their audience. By including and committing to a $1 donation from every concert ticket sold, together with education and creative outreach, the band created a new community of support for Haiti. PLUS1 was formed to build on this success and bring together artists and millions of concert goers together with this same small act—a $1 donation from every concert ticket sold. It starts with just $1 but the collective impact of the community is exponentially bigger.
Through alliances with live events we mobilize support for causes that are already doing rigorous work and producing measurable results. Shoulder-to-shoulder, these dollars have provided essential health care, have built schools and enhanced education systems, purchased land for conservation, have created safety and community for LGBTQ folks, have cared for those who had to flee their homes, who are seeking asylum, have built leadership systems in some of the poorest areas of the planet.
OVER $7,000,000 RAISED AND GRANTED DIRECTLY*
TO 250 HIGH IMPACT LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
FROM 3500 SHOWS
WITH 125 ARTISTS, FESTIVALS, AND EVENTS WORLDWIDE
*Plus 1 is supported by individual partnerships and philanthropy which enables us to ensure every “+1” dollar raised goes directly to support our recipient organizations.
PLUS1 COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
PLUS1 is working with leading non-profit organizations* and several local organizations around the country to provide immediate assistance to the following:
- Musicians and music industry workers affected. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.
- Those whose physical health, mental health, safety and wellbeing are most at risk to the impacts of the pandemic at home and globally.
* We’re working hard with several partners on the front lines and will be adding new partnerships in the coming days and weeks to help as many as possible.