The founders of the Rainey Day Fund were supporting the artists they loved even before the project had a name.

Here are the recipients of Rainey Day grants:

Birds of Chicago Chastity Brown Tré Burt Antje Duvekot Izzy Heltai

 

Justin Hiltner Kaia Kater Amythyst Kiah Miko Marks Leyla McCalla

 

Jensen McRae Pamela Means Nikki Morgan Danni Nicholls Nickel&Rose

 

Joy Oladokun Rissi Palmer Brittney Spencer Violet Bell Wild Ponies

 

Jontavious Willis Yola Natalia Zukerman Indigenous Music Scholarship

Here are the recipients of Color Me Country grants: