A Common Thread is a storytelling initiative spearheaded by Vogue and in collaboration with the CFDA, to raise both awareness and needed funds for those in the American fashion community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund was originally established as a response to the tragedy that took place on 9/11. Now, as we are all faced with new challenges, it is being repurposed to— in addition to raising and distributing funds to those who have been most affected—highlight designers and tell the stories of those who work tirelessly behind the scenes across the country in our incredibly strong and vibrant fashion industry.
The Elaine Gold Launch Pad program, created in partnership with the Accessories Council and the CFDA, made a $250,000 donation to A Common Thread, and pledged an additional match of up to $250,000 in donations, which would bring its total contribution to $500,000.
Parameters of the fund are still being established, and applications will be available on the CFDA website beginning on Wednesday, April 8th. The fund is not limited to former Fashion Fund participants or members of the CFDA.
There are three ways to make an immediate contribution:
• Text-to-give via the feature on this page
• A check made out to the CFDA Foundation Inc. and mailed to:
CFDA Foundation Inc.,
PO Box 28471
New York, NY 10087-8471
• For wiring instructions, please email:
The CFDA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization