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1772 FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on endangered historic properties, the preservation of trades, the preservation of crafts schools and programs, agriculture, African-American historic sites, sustainability training and conferences, and the inner-city revitalization of Paterson and Newark, New Jersey. The Foundation is committing additional funds to key focus areas of historic preservation and sustainable food systems. [More...]

A BLADE OF GRASS

The Organization provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. The Organizationís Fellowship for Engaged Art supports socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change; projects that feature artists in leadership roles; dialogue-based projects that emphasize active and sustainable partnerships in communities; and projects in which artists engage community members as equal partners on locally relevant issues, or globally relevant issues as they apply to the local context. [More...]

AARON SISKIND FOUNDATION

The Foundationís 2016 Individual Photographerís Fellowship Program encourages and celebrates artistic achievement in contemporary photography by supporting the creative endeavors of artists working in photography and photo-based art medium. The Foundation will award a limited number of fellowship grants to artists working in photography and photo-based art. [More...]

ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES

The Academy, the home of the Oscars, is accepting applications for its film festival grants. The grants will be given to festivals occurring during the 2010 calendar year. [More...]

ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the educational and preservation wing of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars. The Foundation seeks applications from film-related nonprofits, schools, and colleges for its Institutional Grants program. [More...]

ADOLPH AND ESTHER GOTTLIEB FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. The Individual Support Grants program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist. [More...]

ALAVI FOUNDATION

The Foundation is devoted to the promotion and support of Islamic culture and Persian language, literature, and civilization. The Foundation strives to meet its mission by targeting its grantmaking to the following eight areas: grants to colleges and universities; donations to Persian schools; donations and loans to Islamic organizations; free distribution of Islamic books; donations for disaster relief; support of the arts; student loans; and scholarly research. [More...]

ALEXIA FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Alexia grant enables professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share the Foundationís goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. The annual program awards a $20,000 grant to one professional photographer or visual journalist to produce a substantial body of work that shares the Foundationís goals. [More...]

AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME

The Academyís Rome Prize is awarded annually to 30 emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers that exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship. Fellows are chosen from the areas of architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and Early Modern studies, and modern Italian studies. [More...]

AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS

The Allianceís Museums Connect grants seeks to strengthen connections and cultural understanding between people in the United States and abroad through collaborative and innovative projects facilitated by museums. The programís two goals are to ensure that communities in the U.S. [More...]

AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE

The Committee is the worldís leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. The Committeeís Archives documents the organizationís activities from its inception in 1914 to the present. [More...]

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The Associationís 2011 Sara Jaffarian School Library program award for exemplary humanities programming recognizes, promotes, and supports excellence in humanities programming in elementary and middle school libraries that serve children K-8. By the Associationís definition, a humanities program can be focused in many subject areas, including but not limited to social studies, poetry, drama, art, music, language arts, foreign language and culture. [More...]

AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American-Scandinavian Society, which promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The Foundation promotes the cultures of the Nordic countries in the United States as well as American culture in the Nordic countries. [More...]

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS

With 5,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders, the Organization is focused on three primary goals: fostering an environment in which the arts can thrive and contribute to the creation of more livable communities; generating more public- and private-sector resources for the arts and arts education; and building individual appreciation of the value of the arts. The Organizationís emergency relief fund was established in 2005 to provide timely financial assistance to victims of a major disaster. [More...]

AMPHION FOUNDATION

The Foundation encourages the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by America composers. Grants are awarded to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence. [More...]

ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION

The Foundation, named for contemporary visual artist, Andy Warhol, makes grants on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artistsí organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. [More...]

ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

The Foundationís grantmaking focuses on curatorial programs at museums, artists organizations, and other organizations. Funding objectives include assisting in the innovative presentation of the visual arts with an emphasis on projects that cultivate new, expanded, and diverse audiences. [More...]

ART FOR FREEDOM

The Program is a global digital initiative designed to ďfuel free speech, to address, respond, and protest persecution around the world.Ē Developed by the band Vice and Madonna, the initiative encourages creative expression that brings awareness to human rights violations. Last year, pop singer, Madonna, introduced a new grants program for artists who work in video, music, poetry, or photography in conjunction with the Program. [More...]

ASCAP FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development. The Foundation supports projects in music education and talent development that are consistent with its mission and objectives. [More...]

ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL

The Council supports cultural exchanges between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts. Support is given to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel, and creative work in the United States. [More...]

ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTERS

The Organizationís Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program that assists U.S.-based presenters in building partnerships with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators. The program seeks to increase presentersí knowledge of international performing artists based outside the U.S. [More...]

BARNES AND NOBLE

The Companyís corporate contributions program supports local and regional organizations that focus on literacy, the arts, or K-12 education. Applicants must be located in the communities served by Company stores and should serve the greater good of the local community or region. [More...]

BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION

The Foundation, created by several partners responsible for developing Nevadaís Burning Man festival, funds highly interactive, community-driven works of art that prioritize community involvement in their development, execution, and display. The Foundation supports art that is accessible to the public, civic in scope, and prompts the viewer to act. [More...]

BLAKEMORE FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on the advanced study of Asian languages and improving the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States. The Frances Blakemore Asian Art grants are made to nonprofits in the United States such as museums, universities, and other educational or arts-related institutions for programs, exhibits, or publications that improve the understanding of Asian fine arts. [More...]

BRUNER FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence is a national urban design award that seeks to promote innovative thinking about the built environment and advance conversations about making cities better. The Award discovers and celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design along with their social and economic contributions to our nationís cities. [More...]

CAL HUMANITIES

The Organizationís California Documentary Project, a competitive grants program, supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions designed to enhance an understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective, and be suitable for California and national audiences through public and educational screenings and presentations, broadcast, distribution, and/or online. [More...]

CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK/NEW YORK TIMES I LOVE MY LIBRARIAN AWARD

The Award, administered by the American Library Association, recognizes librarians throughout the United States for exemplary service to their communities. Librarians may be nominated in three categories: public librarians, school librarians, or college, community college, or university librarians. [More...]

CEC ARTSLINK

The Organization assists in international artists collaborations. It provides support to U.S. [More...]

CENTER FOR CRAFT, CREATIVITY AND DESIGN

Supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, the Centerís Craft Research Fund program works to advance, expand, and support research about craft in the United States. The Fund supports innovative research on artistic and critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design, and contemporary culture; fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States, and advances investigation of neglected questions in craft history and criticism in the U.S. [More...]

CHAIM SCHWARTZ FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and enriching Yiddishkeit, the Yiddish language, culture, theater, and art. Named after Chaim Schwartz, a poet, Yiddishist, and social activist, the Foundation was created by his daughter, to carry on his lifeís work. [More...]

CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA

The Organizationís Classical Commissioning Program provides grants to United States presenters and professional contemporary and world music ensembles for the commissioning and performance of new works by American composers. The program supports works scored for two to 10 musicians performing one per part and composed in any of the musical styles associated with contemporary classical music. [More...]

CLASSICS FOR KIDS FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports the studies that show that kids who play a stringed instrument score higher on standardized tests, enjoy more parental involvement at school, and develop better self-discipline. The Foundationís matching grant program provides grants for the purchase of high-quality string instruments. [More...]

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTH LOUISIANA

The Foundation has launched a program called Philanthropy Film Awards, a new competition for short documentary films featuring philanthropy in the North Louisiana region. The programís goal is to leverage the creativity of film industry professionals to document the importance of philanthropy in the region. [More...]

CRAFT EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

The Fund awards small grants and loans to professional craftspeople experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, fire, theft, or natural disaster. Applicants must be a professional artist working in a craft discipline (pottery, metalwork, glass, woodworking, fiber, or furniture) who has had a recent career-threatening emergency and is a legal resident of the United States. [More...]

CREATIVE CAPITAL

The Organization supports artists pursuing adventurous and imaginative ideas, drawing on venture capital concepts to provide funding, counsel, and career development services. The Organization is currently offering Workshop Subsidy grants through its Professional Development program, which helps artists to manage the business side of their art with greater efficiency and results. [More...]

DANCE/USA

The Organization, with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, has launched Engaging Dance Audiences (EDA), a $1.5 million pilot program to analyze current dance performance attendance and to research methods of engaging new audiences for dance, learning from peers, and sharing the learning nationwide. The EDA program consists of four components, three of which involve direct support to Dance/USA members. [More...]

DEDALUS FOUNDATION

The Foundation was formed by modern artist Robert Motherwell to foster the public understanding of modern art and modernism through its programs in arts education, research and publications, archives and conservations and exhibitions, as well as in the guardianship and study of Robert Motherwellís art. The arts education grants support symposiums and lectures, K-12 programs, community-based programs, residencies, fellowship programs, and educational programs at museums, art schools, colleges, and universities. [More...]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

The Departmentís National Park Service Tribal Historic Preservation Offices grants help identify, evaluate and preserve culture and history by such means as survey, education, archeology, planning and technical assistance to Native American tribal governments. These grants assist tribal offices in carrying out responsibilities as stated under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, which was amended in 2006. [More...]

DEVOS INSTITUTE OF ARTS MANAGEMENT

The Instituteís Fellowship in Arts Management is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world. Managers are selected through a competitive application process and attend a four-week program in residence at the University of Maryland each spring for three consecutive years. [More...]

DORIS DUKE CHAIRITABLE FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Fund for National Projects supports projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, or theatre fields. The Fund also works to improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in professional nonprofit dance, jazz, and theater. [More...]

DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Arts Program is funding a new initiative to help strengthen the national performing arts sector. The program will support select national projects that strengthen the health of the dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theater fields. [More...]

ELI LILLY AND COMPANY

Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition is a program of the National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship and Eli Lilly and Company. The competition/exhibition was developed as a way to honor those who have been impacted by cancer. [More...]

ELIZABETH FIRESTONE GRAHAM FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of contemporary visual art, particularly through the support of catalogues and other publications that document exhibitions of work by emerging or under-recognized artists. Of particular interest are programs or projects that attempt to bring together artists and the community; those that support artists from marginalized populations; and those that provide exposure to contemporary art where it may not otherwise be seen. [More...]

EMILY HALL TREMAINE EXHIBITION AWARD

The Award was created in 1998 to honor the talent and artistic vision of the Tremaine Foundationís founder. The Award honors the founderís trailblazing spirit by supporting up to two thematic exhibitions of contemporary art that are fresh and experimental in nature. [More...]

EMILY HALL TREMAINE FOUNDATION

The Foundationís exhibition award rewards innovation and experimentation at the curatorial level. Funding supports exhibitions that challenge audiences and the mainstream of contemporary art. [More...]

ENTERPRISE FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellowship is designed to promote architectural and community design in low-income neighborhoods. [More...]

FIRST PEOPLES FUND

The Fund is accepting nominations for the Community Spirit Award, which recognizes American Indian artists who have made substantial contributions to their communities. The award will honor four individuals with $5,000 fellowships. [More...]

FORD FOUNDATION

With the Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development grants, the Foundation has launched a 10-year, $100 million initiative to support a new generation of arts spaces nationwide. In partnership with Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC) and the MetLife Foundation, the Ford Foundation will provide support for critical planning and pre-development activities that may precede partnering in or leading a facility project. [More...]

FRENCH-AMERICAN JAZZ EXCHANGE

The Program, a partnership of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy, the French American Cultural Exchange, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, seeks to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States. The Exchange promotes collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences, musical concepts, and professional relationships. [More...]

FURTHERMORE

The Organization, a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, is concerned with nonfiction book publishing about the city; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues of the day. [More...]

FURTHERMORE FOUNDATION

The Foundation is an initiative of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. [More...]

GETTY FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to fund projects that support the conservation of modern architecture in its Keeping It Modern Initiative. The Foundation awards both Planning and Implementation grants. [More...]

GRAHAM FOUNDATION

Supports individuals and institutions that are focused on architecture and the built environment. Of interest are activities that lead to the public dissemination of ideas through publication, exhibition, or educational programming. [More...]

GRAHAM FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE FINE ARTS

The Foundation makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Foundation offers two types of grants: Production and Presentation grants to individuals and organizations and Research and Development grants to individuals. [More...]

GUNK FOUNDATION

The Foundationís grants for public art projects are intended to change the current market-dominated system of art production and move art out of the market and into the public realm. The Foundationís primary goal is to support projects that move art out of museums, galleries, and alternative spaces, and into daily life. [More...]

HENRY LUCE FUND IN AMERICAN ART

The fund consists of three areas: the Luce Fund in American Art, which emphasizes scholarly exhibitions and publications; responsive grants, generally for institutional enhancement; and dissertation fellowships aimed at the next generation of art historians specializing in this field. Letters of request may be submitted at any time; the deadline is for the annual summer review of approximately 20 proposals. [More...]

HISTORY CHANNEL AWARDS

The Channelís ďSave Our HistoryĒ grants program awards grants of up to $10,000 to organizations that partner with schools or youth groups on community preservation projects. Projects should engage youth in learning about, documenting, and preserving the history of their communities. [More...]

INDEPENDENT TELEVISION SERVICE

The Serviceís Local Independents Collaborating with Stations (LINCS) program gives independent producers and public television stations an opportunity to form full production and presentation partnerships. LINCS is interested in projects that differ from standard television fare. [More...]

INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES

The Instituteís Native American Library Services Enhancement grants program are awarded to support existing library services or implement new library services. Grants can be used to expand services for learning and access to information and educational resources in a variety of formats for individuals of all ages. [More...]

J-LAB: THE INSTITUTE FOR INTERACTIVE JOURNALISM

The Instituteís New Voices project supports interactive news ventures in various communities. Projects must serve a defined community, foster an open exchange of journalistically sound information, develop a publicly accessible, regularly updated Web site, and show creativity in the use of new digital technologies. [More...]

J.M. KAPLAN FUND

The Fundís Furthermore Program supports nonfiction book publishing about the city; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; civil liberties and other public issues of the day; and natural and historic resources. Grants are awarded for writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and printing and binding. [More...]

JAMES MARSTON FITCH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides mid-year grants to professionals working in the fields of historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, decorative arts, architectural design, and architectural history. The Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields. [More...]

JEROME ROBBINS FOUNDATION

The Foundation, named for famed Tony award-winning choreographer Jerome Robbins, was established to support dance, theater, and their ďassociativeĒ arts. In addition, some of the Foundationís philanthropy is directed toward AIDS-related organizations. [More...]

JIM HENSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation, the legacy of the late puppeteer Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, awards grants for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. The Foundation awards Project Grants of $5,000 for the continued development and production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year; Seed Grants of $2,000 for the development and workshopping of pieces in earlier stages of creation; and Family Grants of $3,000 for the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teens. [More...]

JOHN COTTON DANA AWARDS

The Awards, sponsored by H.W. Wilson Foundation, the American Library Association, and EBSCO Publishing, honor outstanding library public relations programs. [More...]

JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives program is accepting proposals for its 2011 documentary film grants program. The film grants Program seeks to fund documentary film projects that address the significant social challenges of our time or explore important, but underrepresented topics. [More...]

JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

The Foundation, funded by former United States Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, in memory of their 17-year-old son, Simon, in 1925, has sought to add to the educational, literary, artistic, and scientific power of the country and to provide for the cause of better international understanding. [More...]

JONATHAN LARSON PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION

Named after the late composer of the Broadway musical, ďRent,Ē the Foundation was created to provide encouragement and financial assistance to composers, lyricists, and ďbookwritersĒ as well as nonprofit producing companies. Organizations may apply for project support for the development and/or production of a new music/theater piece. [More...]

JUDITH ROTHSCHILD FOUNDATION

The Foundationís grantmaking is focused on presenting, preserving, and interpreting work of the highest aesthetic merit by lesser-known American artists who have died after Sept. 12, 1976. [More...]

KALLIOPEIA FOUNDATION

In mythology Kalliopeia (Calliope) is first of the nine Greek muses. The Foundationís mission is to contribute to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of lifeís rich diversity. [More...]

KRESGE FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Arts and Culture program has announced the final call for preliminary grant applications for its Facility Investments and Building Reserves program. Drawing on the Foundationís historical expertise as a funder of arts and culture facilities, the initiative seeks to help organizations maintain their important physical assets. [More...]

LANNAN FOUNDATION

This family Foundation is dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity, and creativity supporting projects that aid exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities. Funding priorities include projects that that encourage freedom of inquiry, imagination, and expression. [More...]

LAURA BUSH FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAíS LIBRARIES

The Foundation, founded by former First Lady, Laura Bush, helps school libraries encourage and foster a love of reading, support student learning, and make books and reading materials available to students who otherwise would not have access to them. Eligible schools have to have been in operation for a minimum of one year prior to application; have a student body where 85 percent or more of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches, and meets the definition of a school library. [More...]

LIBRARIES AND AUTISM: WEíRE CONNECTED

The Organization promotes awareness of the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families to the library community. Through the Organizationís annual Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More Program grants will be awarded to projects and services for any age group. [More...]

MAURICE AMADO FOUNDATION

Named for Maurice Amado, a descendant of Sephardic Jews who settled in the Ottoman Empire after their expulsion from Spain in 1492, the Foundation works to ensure that Sephardic heritage is woven into the fabric of American Jewry. The Foundation has a special interest in integrating information about the religious life and culture of Sephardic Jews whose ancestors originated in the in the Iberian Peninsula into the education of all American Jews, with a special emphasis on reaching leaders, both present and future, of American Jewry. [More...]

METLIFE FOUNDATION

The Foundation and Theatre Communications Group, a national membership organization that works to strengthen, nurture, and promote the professional, nonprofit American theater, are accepting applications from Group member theaters for the A-ha! Program. [More...]

MOTOROLA FOUNDATION

The philanthropic arm of the global communications company, the Foundation will partner with the Chicago History Museum to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Grants will be awarded to projects that actively engage the public in lessons drawn from Lincolnís life. [More...]

MULTI-ARTS PRODUCTION FUND

The Fund is administered by Creative Capital with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. [More...]

NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission, part of NARA, supports projects that promote the preservation and use of Americaís documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture. Grants are available to improve the training and education of professionals in the archival and historical publishing communities. [More...]

NATIONAL ART EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), is accepting applications from Association members for programs that support classroom-based art education. NAEF Research grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support research in art education that advances knowledge in the field of art education and that advance the goals outlined in Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda Toward the 21st Century. [More...]

NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION

The Foundationís 2016 Innovations in Reading Prize supports individual and/or institutions or a partnership between the two that has developed innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading. Applicants should be VITAL demonstrating Vision, Ingenuity, Transformation, Achievement, and Leadership. [More...]

NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT

The Project provides a system of support for the living, growing discipline of contemporary dance by supporting the creation/production and engagement/touring of dance in the United States and beyond. The Project views touring as central to the vitality of dance as an art form and structures its granting process to link the creation and distribution of new work. [More...]

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

The Endowmentís Access to Artistic Excellence grants encourage and support artistic excellence, preserve our cultural heritage, and provide access to the arts for all Americans. Grants in this category support projects that provide short-term arts exposure or arts appreciation for children and youth as well as intergenerational education projects. [More...]

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS: AMERICAN MASTERPIECES

Through the American Masterpieces: Presenting presentations of the performing, visual, media, design, and literary arts, the Endowment will sponsor performances, exhibitions, tours, and educational programs across all art forms that will reach large and small communities in all 50 states. Presenting organizations of all genres, sizes, and aesthetics are encouraged to apply. [More...]

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

The Endowmentís Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants Program is designed to encourage scholars with new ideas to get their digital humanities projects into the public square. Grants are awarded for the planning or initial stages of digital humanities initiatives in all areas of the Endowmentís interest: research, publication, preservation, access, teacher training, and dissemination. [More...]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

The Societyís All Roads Film Project awards seed grants to indigenous filmmakers for film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers from all reaches of the globe. Of particular interest are projects where filmmakers bring their lives and communities to light through first-person storytelling. [More...]

NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION

The Commission promotes the preservation and use of Americaís documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture. Its Electronic Records grant program supports projects leading to sustainable electronic records archives that preserve digital records with enduring historical value. [More...]

NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation offers culture and heritage grants that are available to individuals or organizations pursuing projects to promote, research, educate, or preserve Italian culture, history, or heritage. Project examples include documentaries, doctoral research, exhibits, conferences, books, media stereotyping/anti-defamation surveys, campaigns, plays, and course syllabi. [More...]

NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY

The Society promotes excellence in sculpture thatís inspired by the natural world. The Societyís Dexter Jones award is presented annually to a sculptor for an outstanding work of sculpture in bas-relief. [More...]

NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The Societyís Special Grants Program provides local community grant funding to support projects exemplifying the organizationís mission areas of Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism. Under the Historic Preservation category, grants are awarded for the restoration of historic buildings or sites; preservation of documents or records including cataloging and digitization, conservation of cemetery monuments or gravesites, and erection of history site markers. [More...]

NATIONAL STORYTELLING NETWORK

The Networkís Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling is given for projects that promote understanding of the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities. Grants will be awarded in support of storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or local organization, and replicable in others places and situations. [More...]

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, apply for scholarships, and gain national recognition throughout their careers. Through its 2018 Young Artists Prize, the Foundation will support 10 artistic disciplines this year: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts ,voice, and writing. [More...]

NATIVE AMERICAN LIBRARY SERVICES

A division of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Programís Basic Grants support existing library operations and maintain core library services. Indian tribes, Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations are eligible to apply for funding under this program. [More...]

NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURES FOUNDATION

The Foundation is a Native-led nonprofit dedicated exclusively to the perpetuation of American Indiana, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian arts and cultures nationwide. The Foundation has two grants programs: the Fellowship Program and the Community Inspiration Program. [More...]

NEH-DOCUMENTING ENDANGERED LANGUAGES

The Documenting Endangered Languages Program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Awards support fieldwork and other activities related to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. [More...]

NEW VOICES

The Program, administered by J-Lab at the University of Maryland, is a pioneering program with the objective to seed innovative community news ventures in the United States. The Program will provide grants of $12,000 to help fund the start-up of 10 micro-local news projects. [More...]

OPEN SOCIETIES FOUNDATION

The Foundationsí Human Rights Photography Audience Engagement Grant program supports photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative and effective way of using that work as a tool for social change. Of particular interest are projects that serve as interventions on pressing problems and provide concrete ways for photographers, organizations, and their target audiences to create a positive impact. [More...]

OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE

The Instituteís Documentary Photography Project will fund documentary photographers who propose new ways of using photography as an advocacy tool. The grant will enable photographers who have already completed a significant body of work on issues of social justice to collaborate with a partner organization and present the work to targeted audiences to stimulate positive social change. [More...]

PETER NORTON FAMILY FOUNDATION

Created by the founder of Norton Utilities, the Foundationís grantmaking focuses primarily on the support of contemporary visual art. The Foundation also targets a small amount of funds to programs dealing with women and children, education, and parenting projects. [More...]

POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION

The Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the late modern artists Jackson Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner, aids individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The Foundationís dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal, or both. [More...]

PRESERVE AMERICA

The Organization is a White House initiative in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and in partnership with a variety of federal offices. First Lady Laura Bush is the initiativeís honorary chair. [More...]

PRINCESS GRACE FOUNDATION-USA

The Foundation, named for actress and princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly, seeks to identify and assist emerging theater, dance, and film artists at the outset of their careers or who are at an early stage of their professional development. The Foundationís Theater Grants Program supports scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships for early-stage actors to further their professional training and to partner with a nonprofit theater company. [More...]

RIGHTEOUS PERSONS FOUNDATION

The Foundation, created by Stephen Spielberg with profits from his movie, ďSchindlerís List,Ē is dedicated toward supporting efforts to build a diverse and vibrant Jewish community in the United States. The Foundation has developed a particular focus on supporting efforts that promote the development of Jewish arts, culture, and media. [More...]

ROBERT LEHMAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation was incorporated in 1943 to serve as a vehicle for its Founderís philanthropic work in the visual arts. The Founder was the former chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [More...]

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Responsive Grant Program allows the Foundation to respond to opportunities outside of its formal grant guidelines which resonate with its mission and values as well as to respond to emergency needs. Named for the famous artist, priority is given to the following requests: those that relate to the preservation, expansion, and scholarship of artists who worked during Rauschenbergís lifetime; those that address art as a vehicle for community renewal; those that answer how we may creatively approach the protection of the environment; or those that provide evidence of the use of art in international peacekeeping efforts. [More...]

SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION

Projects and programs that promote the understanding and enjoyment of European art and architecture from antiquity to the 19th century, especially in relation to its historical context are the Foundationís grantmaking priorities. The Foundation nurtures excellence in study, conservation, and preservation. [More...]

SCHUBERT FOUNDATION

The Foundation earmarks its funding for projects that build and perpetuate the live performing arts, particularly the professional theater, in the United States. It supports theatrical organizations, dance companies, and arts-related institutions that maintain and support the theater. [More...]

SEVENTH GENERATION FUND FOR INDIAN DEVELOPMENT

The Fund is an indigenous nonprofit dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples throughout the Americas. Named for a precept of the Great Law of Peace of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy), which mandates that chiefs consider the impact of their decisions on the seventh generation yet to come, the Fund supports projects in the following areas: arts and cultural expression, environmental health and justice, human rights, intergenerational leadership, sacred earth, sustainable communities, and womenís leadership. [More...]

SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

The Program, an Initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, seeks to reach middle and high school students in underserved schools throughout the United States with high quality, professional productions of Shakespeareís plays. Matching grants of $25,000 will be awarded to up to 40 theater companies to support performances and related educational activities for students from 10 or more schools. [More...]

SHUBERT FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports nonprofit, professional theater and dance companies in the United States. Nonprofit professional resident theater companies are the primary recipients of Shubert Foundation funding, with an emphasis on producing rather than presenting organizations. [More...]

SNAPDRAGON BOOK FOUNDATION

The Foundationís mission is to foster childrenís literacy by providing grants to school libraries serving disadvantaged youth. Grants are awarded to public, private, and experimental schools throughout the United States. [More...]

STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Guest Artist Initiative provides grants to American colleges and universities to encourage them to hire professional stage directors and choreographers as guest artists. The Initiative will provide a selected school with funds up to $5,000 to match the fee budgeted for the guest artist. [More...]

STAMPS SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN

The School, housed at the University of Michigan, annually accepts applications for its Roman J. Witt Residency Program. [More...]

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE

The Instituteís Documentary Fund is dedicated to supporting United States and international documentary films that focus on current human rights issues, freedom of expression, social justice, civil liberties, and exploring the critical issues of our time. Development grants provide seed funds to filmmakers whose projects are in the early research or pre-production stage. [More...]

SURDNA FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Thriving Cultures program seeks to foster just and sustainable communities throughout the United States. Letters of inquiry are accepted in three lines of work: Teensí Artistic Advancement; Artists Engaging in Social Change; and Community Driven Design. [More...]

TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART

The Foundation supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980. To be eligible for funding, exhibitions that take place internationally or in Chicago may be aimed at the general public, scholars, or both. [More...]

TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ARTS

The Foundation supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980. The Exhibition grants support exhibitions that take place internationally or in Chicago. [More...]

THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES

The Academyís institutional grants foster educational activities between the public and the film industry while encouraging the appreciation of motion pictures as both a vocation and an art form. Institutional grants are awarded to nonprofit film organizations and to film programs in schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions and nonprofits. [More...]

THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artistsí organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. [More...]

THE BIG READ

The Program, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, seeks to revitalize literatureís role in popular culture. A secondary goal is to introduce literatureís transformative power into the lives of ordinary Americans. [More...]

THE DANA FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Rural Initiative program supports professional development programs in the arts in rural communities. The Foundation funds professional artists teaching performing arts in public schools as well as in-school arts specialists who teach performing arts in the public schools. [More...]

THE DEDALUS FOUNDATION

The Foundation, founded by the artist Robert Motherwell, fosters public understanding of modern art and modernism. It does this by facilitating research, education, publications, and exhibitions in this field. [More...]

THE FLEDGLING FUND

The Fund supports innovative media projects that can play critical roles in igniting social change. The Fund supports media projects that are timely, tell compelling and important stories, represent a unique perspective or an intriguing solution to an entrenched social problem, and have strong potential as a vehicle for social change. [More...]

THE GETTY FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on the visual arts. The museum conservation grants are designed to assist institutions in caring for their permanent collections. [More...]

THE GRAHAM FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE FINE ARTS

Founded in 1956 by a bequest from prominent Chicago architect Ernest R. Graham, the Foundation focuses its grantmaking on architecture and related spatial practices that address a wide range of cultural, social, political, technological, environmental, and aesthetic issues. [More...]

THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES

The Organizationís Museum Grants for African American History and Culture are intended to enhance institutional capacity and sustainability through a variety of tools including professional training, technical assistance, internships, and outside expertise. Successful proposals will focus on one or more of these three goals: developing or strengthening knowledge, skills, and expertise of current staff at African American museums; attracting and retaining professionals with the skills needed to strengthen African American museums; and attracting new staff to African American museum practice and providing the expertise needed to sustain them in the field. [More...]

THE JAPAN FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. Funds are targeted in three areas: arts and cultural exchange, Japanese language education overseas, and Japanese studies and intellectual exchange. [More...]

THE JEROME ROBBINS FOUNDATION

The Foundation, named for the world-renowned choreographer of ballets, theater productions, movies, and television, supports dance, theater, and their associative arts. Priority is given to projects in dance and theater. [More...]

THE JIM HENSEN FOUNDATION

The Foundation, created by the late puppeteer, awards annual grants for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. The Foundation offers three types of grants: Production grants ($7,000), which are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year; Workshop grants ($3,000), which are awarded for the development and workshopping of those new works; and Family grants ($4,000) which are awarded for the development of new and innovative 3works specifically for children, families, and teenagers. [More...]

THE JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

The Foundation awards fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts. The only exception it makes to this list is that it does not provide fellowships for the performing arts. [More...]

THE JUBILATION FOUNDATION

The Foundation, created in March 2008, seeks to help young people feel fully alive through rhythm found in dance, music, and poetry. The Foundation strives to bring forth the joyful side of human nature to strengthen communities. [More...]

THE KRESGE FOUNDATION

The Foundationís Arts and Culture Program is offering a new grant opportunity for organizations integrating arts and culture into specific community revitalization work. Through the programís Harvesting Leading Practices focus area, the Foundation supports efforts that deepen, capture, and share knowledge from established creative placemaking work in disinvested communities. [More...]

THE LIBERACE FOUNDATION FOR THE PERFORMING AND CREATIVE ARTS

The Foundationís main mission is to utilize scholarship assistance to help talented students pursue careers in the performing and creative arts. Scholarships are not awarded to individuals but to higher educational institutions for distribution to individuals. [More...]

THE MAURER FAMILY FOUNDATION

This family Foundation, founded in 1996, seeks to provide financial help to organizations and institutions that have as a goal, enriching their communities and the lives of their patrons through programs of cultural value. This includes, but is not limited to, fine art, experimental art, applied and decorative art, film, television, music, literature, poetry, architecture, theatre, dance, opera, and folk traditions. [More...]

THE MAXINE GREENE FOUNDATION

Founded in 2003, the Foundation directs its primary attention to the intersections among various modes of social action and engagements with the arts. Social imagination most often finds expression in diverse art forms: film, literature, theatre, and dance. [More...]

THE NATIONAL ART EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The National Art Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Art Education Association, is accepting applications from NAEF members for programs that support classroom-based arts education. For 2013, grants will be awarded to qualified arts educators for professional development; for projects that promote arts education as an integral part of the curriculum; for research in arts education; for equipment and/or instructional resources, and for training. [More...]

THE NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

The Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design, and performing arts; assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raises appreciation for the arts in American society. Young artists are defined as those 15-18 (grades 10-12). [More...]

THE SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports projects that illuminate European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century. The Foundationís Conservation grants program supports the professional practice of art conservation, including conservation research, scholarly publications, international conferences, and symposia, with a focus on European art of the pre-modern era. [More...]

THE SANTA FE NATURAL TOBACCO COMPANY FOUNDATION

The Foundation grants financial assistance to organizations that support the preservation, promotion, and advancement of American Indian self-sufficiency and culture in the United States. Of particular interest are programs for the development of American Indian entrepreneurism, facilitating American Indian education (particularly college, graduate and post-graduate education), and the preservation and enhancement of American Indian culture. [More...]

THE SCHUBERT FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States. Preference is given to theater with a secondary focus on dance. [More...]

THE SHUBERT FOUNDATION

The Foundation's grantmaking is focused on building and perpetuating the live performing arts, particularly the professional theater in the United States. The Foundation funds theatrical organizations, dance companies, and arts-related institutions that maintain and support the theater. [More...]

THE TINKER FOUNDATION

The Foundation seeks to promote the development of an equitable, sustainable, and productive society in Latin America and to enhance the understanding in the U.S. of Latin America and how U.S. [More...]

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

The Groupís Global Connections Program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, encourages U.S.-based theater organizations and individual artists to apply to one of two initiatives. [More...]

TIFFANY & CO. FOUNDATION

Established in 2000, the Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the well known New York jeweler. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on two areas: the arts and the environment. [More...]

TINKER FOUNDATION

The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and more recently, Antarctica. Founded in 1959 by Dr. [More...]

TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE

The Instituteís Latin America Media Arts Fund supports documentary, animation, or hybrid feature-length films from innovative film and video artists living and working in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. The Fund looks for films that bravely push the boundaries of artistic storytelling and show a new and exhilarating side to the Latino identity. [More...]

TRUST FOR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING

Established in 1984 by an anonymous American philanthropist, the Trust awards grants to American nonprofits to support the international travel component of cultural and environmental exchanges conducted in partnership with institutions and individuals in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe. Priority is given to projects that involve direct, in-depth professional interaction, with the potential for sustained collaboration; that show evidence of professional accomplishment and innovation; and/or that respond to social contexts and engage local communities. [More...]

USARTISTS INTERNATIONAL

The Organizationís objective is to ensure that the range of U.S. performing arts is represented at international festivals abroad. [More...]

VILCEK FOUNDATION

The Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in America and foster appreciation of the arts and sciences. Founded in 200 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia, the Foundation was inspired by the coupleís respective careers in biomedical science and art history as well as their person experiences and appreciation for the opportunities offered to them as newcomers to the United States. [More...]

WILBUR FOUNDATION

The Foundationís purpose is to enhance, preserve, and protect the transcendent and permanent values of civilization and our temporary society through the support of the humanities. It concentrates its grantmaking on the field of humanities. [More...]

WILLIAM H. JOHNSON FOUNDATION

The American artist is known for his Scandinavian landscapes as well as his witty and poignant depictions of African American daily life. The Foundation awards grants to African American artists who work in the following media: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and/or new genre. [More...]

WILLIAM H. JOHNSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

The Foundation was established in 2001 in honor of William H. Johnson, an American artist known primarily for his Scandinavian landscapes and his witty and poignant depictions of African American daily life. [More...]



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