The West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF), founded in 1998, offers exhibition opportunities for artists and creative professionals wishing to share their talent with residents uptown and around the city. WHAF showcases art and culture in open, public spaces to add aesthetic interest to West Harlem; promote historical and cultural heritage; and support community involvement in local development. The emblem of WHAF is the double crocodile from West Africa.  Funtunmmireku-Denkyemmirreku means unity in diversity.

    Though based in West Harlem, the public art projects of WHAF appear in East Harlem, Queens,  Times Square, at the Manhattan Bridge, on Governors Island and at other locations, encompassing exhibitions, photo installations, storefront windows and live performance.