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Kentucky Arts Council Folk Arts Project Grants

The Folk Arts program, a collaborative program between the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Historical Society, is designed to honor, strengthen, and make visible the stylistic and cultural variety of the folk and traditional arts that occur in the commonwealth. Funding supports organizations to identify, document, conserve, and/or present folk and traditional culture. Project support is a flexible category of funding assistance designed to respond to the changing needs of the arts in Kentucky and to meet specific public arts objectives. Project grants provide opportunities for Kentucky nonprofit organizations to enhance their arts programs. Folk arts grants can support a wide range of activities including surveys, festivals, concerts, tours, conferences, exhibits, school and community residencies, teacher training programs, workshops, narrative stages, radio programs, audio and video recordings, etc. Project grant awards will not exceed 50 percent of the total project cost (one-to-one match).

NHC Fellowships

Up to 40 fellowships are available to scholars from all fields of the humanities and humanistically inclined individuals from the arts, the natural and social sciences, and other professions for advanced study at the center. Most of the center's fellowships are intended for any humanistic research, but several will be specifically available to scholars whose work concerns religion; art history or visual culture; Asian studies; French history or culture; and American art history. Scholars from all nations may apply. Stipends are determined individually, depending on the needs of fellows and the center's ability to meet them. Round-trip travel for fellows and their immediate families is also provided. Application and guidelines are available online.

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council ArtSmarts Grants

The objectives of the program are to build long-term, local partnerships that link young people, artists or arts organizations, schools, and the broader community; to enable schools to explore ways to integrate arts-related activities throughout the school curriculum; to encourage students to develop their intellectual and communication skills through active participation in the arts; and to enhance appreciation of the importance of culture and the arts in children.

Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grants

The foundation makes grants nationally for projects in the arts and the environment. The foundation supports programs and projects in decorative, performing and visual arts; arts and crafts education; arts preservation; and environmental conservation. Applications are accepted throughout the year; the board meets semiannually.

mithsonian James Renwick Fellowships in American Crafts

This program awards fellowships for scholarly research in the modern American craft movement. The fellowships are intended for beginning and advanced scholars knowledgeable in the history of 20th-century American art, craft, or design. Proposals on post-1930 craft developments are especially encouraged. Preference will be given to proposals dependent upon the Smithsonian resources. Fellowships are available for three to 12 months of study and research. Award includes allowances.

Smithsonian National Museum of American Art Fellowships

Fellowships support independent research, dissertation research, or a combination of dissertation and curatorial research at the National Museum of American Art. Only one application is necessary; applicants for fellowships in American art will automatically be considered in all relevant award categories. Applicants are evaluated on their academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experience, and the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to the museum's collections, facilities, and programs. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Fellowship and the Sheila W. and Richard J. Schwartz Fellowship are offered to pursue research in American art and visual culture. Topics that match the interests of the museum and its research staff are supported. The Sara Roby Fellowship in Twentieth Century American Realism is awarded to a scholar whose research topic matches the Sara Roby Foundation's interest in American realism. Stipends include research and travel allowances. Fellowships begin on or after June 1.

Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship

The purpose of the program is to enable scholars to pursue research projects related to the work of Sir John Soane, 19th-century British architect and collector, or Sir John Soane's Museum and its collections. The foundation was formed for the purpose of promoting art and architecture in the United States and abroad. Application and guidelines are available online.

Chester County Community Foundation Grants

The foundation awards technical assistance grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations in its areas of interest, including urban revitalization, equal access to arts education, literacy, job creation and training, and environmental protection. The foundation provides technical assistance, such as offering to give organizational advice, review proposals, identify prospects, and develop materials. Submit a brief letter describing the organization and program.


COMPAS helps support the creation of art in communities across Minnesota through its granting programs through support of arts organizations' work in schools and communities. Grant programs include 3M Award for Innovation in the Arts--honors creative approaches to arts education and outreach; American Express Audience Development Fund--helps Minnesota arts organizations outside of the seven-county metropolitan area reach new audiences; Community Art Program--through the McKnight Foundation, provides grants for neighborhood arts projects; General Fund--provides resources for established arts organizations striving to reach new audiences; Medtronic Arts Access Program--promotes cross-cultural understanding and offers increased accessibility to the arts; and School Arts Fund--supports partnerships between schools and community arts organizations. Application and guidelines are available online.

Stocker Foundation Grants

The foundation supports creative initiatives that can be catalysts for constructive change. Preference is given to programs that have the promise of solution, with emphasis on education, the arts, women's issues, youth leadership, the disadvantaged, the physically challenged, and community needs. Specific areas of interest are arts education; community/grassroots partnerships; leadership; primary and secondary education enrichment programs; health care for the underserved; community involvement; and social services. Grants are awarded for general support, building funds, curriculum development, publications, equipment, endowments, projects, challenge/matching, and seed money. This award is considered three times throughout the year.

Missouri Arts Council Community Arts Program Grants

The council assists community arts councils and other local arts coordinating agencies that sponsor programs in more than one art form to provide high-quality arts programs and services to nonmetropolitan areas of the state. To help local arts agencies upgrade their management and sponsorship capabilities, financial assistance is available for projects assistance up to a maximum of 50 percent of the costs of providing programs in the visual arts, music, dance, theater, media, architecture, folk art, arts education, literature, and technical assistance; and salary support for the cost of arts agency administration (funding for part- or full-time salary support is not limited to a specific dollar amount). Assistance is also available to help cover the expenses of an official arts council office. Contact the council for annual deadline dates.

Francis Families Foundation Grants

In carrying out its mission, the foundation awards grants to educational and art and cultural institutions in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Areas of interest under education include child and youth development and higher education. Under arts and culture, priority consideration is given to programs that benefit major arts institutions, provide stability, enhance programming, or assist the artistic or fiscal growth of such organizations; and educational arts programming that has children as its focus. Support may be ongoing or a one-time contribution and may include capital campaigns, pledges, general operations, fellowships, or special projects. Interested persons should call or write to determine whether their organization/project falls within foundation guidelines. Eligibility varies between programs; contact program staff for eligibility.

Florida Humanities Council Grants

The council awards grants to Florida community and education organizations and their humanities-based programs, including the following disciplines: archaeology, art criticism/art history, comparative religions, cultural anthropology, ethics, folklore/folklife, history, jurisprudence, languages, linguistics, literature, and philosophy. Major grants support public programs on any humanities topic. Mini-grants support efforts resulting in a public humanities program, such as a workshop or a mini-exhibit. For major grants, preliminary drafts of the application should be submitted four weeks before the formal application deadlines listed. Mini-grant requests are reviewed four times each year.

Kansas Arts Commission Operational Support for Arts and Cultural Organizations

In operational support grant applications, arts organizations may apply for support of general operating, program, and administrative expenses; and on attached application components, arts organizations may apply for support of arts in education activities, and for support of Kansas touring program events. The purpose of the operational support grants is to strengthen the administrative and programming capability of arts organizations; enable arts organizations to provide high-quality, accessible arts activities, programs, and services to their constituencies; support arts organizations in planning and development of long-term goals; and augment, not supplant, local support for arts organizations. The purpose of the Arts in Education component is to provide an opportunity for children through the 12th grade to learn about and experience the arts as integral to growth and education and to provide access to education in the arts for every Kansas citizen. The purpose of the Kansas touring program component is to provide access by Kansas audiences to quality arts events; provide opportunities for professional Kansas performing artists to perform in communities throughout the state; and encourage Kansas presenters to share the resources of Kansas' accomplished performing artists.

Kansas Arts Commission Arts in Education Projects

The goal of this project is to emphasize the importance of arts in the development of Kansas children. AIE project grants provide opportunities for children to experience the arts through hands on involvement. There are two AIE project categories: community AIE projects and AIE projects for at-risk students. Funds must be matched one to one.

Louisiana State Arts Council General Operating Support Program

The program provides support for organizations whose programming has major impact on their communities and on the state's cultural environment. There are two funding levels. Level One provides support for organizations whose annual budget is $500,000 or more and who have paid, professional staff responsible for the administrative and artistic functions of the organization. Level Two provides support for organizations whose budget is at least $250,000 but less than $500,000. Organizations intending to use grant money for the hiring of a director or supplementing a director's salary should contact the division staff for special technical assistance before making application. First-time applicants should also contact the staff for special technical assistance before applying.

William Penn Foundation Grants

The principal mission of the foundation is to help improve the quality of life in the Delaware Valley. Grants are made in the categories of children, youth, and families; arts and culture; and environment and communities. Under the category of children, youth, and families, grants are made to promote the full development of children and youth to become capable adults and productive citizens, with special emphasis on key transitions in their lives. Preference is given to programs that promote healthy birth outcomes and early childhood health; school readiness--facilitating a successful transition to school, and K-12 arts education; youth development--making an effective transition to higher education or work; and violence reduction--concern for vulnerable youth. In the area of environment and communities, grants are awarded to promote vital communities within a healthy regional ecosystem. Funding priorities include watersheds and ecosystems--protecting lands, enhancing stewardship; revitalize communities--strengthening of core urban centers; and smart growth--enhancing prosperity and livability of the region. In the area of arts and culture, preference will be given to projects that enable the creation and presentation of high-quality artistic work; provide support for artists in advancing their careers; encourage active participation in the cultural life of the region; preserve and promote the region's cultural assets; create new cultural opportunities in and for a particular neighborhood or community; and strengthen arts and cultural organizations in their core programs and administration. Written requests are accepted throughout the year; there are no formal deadlines.

Thomas H. White No. 1 Trust Grants

Grants are given to organizations located in Cuyahoga County, OH, to benefit education projects; precollegiate education with special emphasis on early childhood education; social services; families with special emphasis on promoting job opportunities; care for the aged, disabled, and disadvantaged; and building and equipment grants. Types of support include capital grants, challenge/matching grants, demonstration grants, project grants, and seed funds. The distribution committee meets three times a year in January, May, and September; proposals must be received six weeks prior to the meeting.

Judith Rothschild Foundation Grants

The foundation awards grants to stimulate interest in recently deceased American painters, sculptors, and photographers whose work lacks wide recognition, and to increase public understanding of lesser known artists. Examples of possible projects include organization of exhibits, acquisition of art works for display in museums and public galleries, development of accompanying films or videos, publication preparations, and the conservation, cataloging, and safe-keeping of art. Preference will be given to nonprofits that can demonstrate a strong commitment to the field and that try to match some of their proposed budget with other resources or services. Proposals may be submitted between April 15 and the listed application deadline.

Mutual of Omaha Community Support Grants

The program awards grants to eligible nonprofit organizations in its areas of interest, including education--institutions, capital projects, and matching support for associate donations; community betterment--community revitalization, and programs that address the challenges facing children, families, minority groups, and the disadvantaged; health and wellness--prevention and health education activities, and expanding access to quality health care; and arts and culture--performances, exhibits and youth education programs of established organizations. Requests for funding must be submitted through the online form. Guidelines are available online.

Peninsula Community Foundation Grants

The foundation was founded to support local cultural, education, social service, and health programs. Established priorities and grant allocation targets include, in order of priority: children and youth; adult services; programs serving homeless families and children, prevention of homelessness, and development of affordable housing; and civic and public benefit grants. Types of support include continuing support, emergency funds, program development, conferences and seminars, seed money, curriculum development, internships, scholarship funds, consulting services, employee matching gifts, matching funds, and scholarships to individuals. The foundation usually makes contributions on a one-year basis, though multiyear grants will be considered, depending on the goals of the project and the results. The foundation's distribution committee meets six times a year, in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Generally, a final decision takes place three to four months from the date of submission. Letters of inquiry should be addressed to the office.

AIAR Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellowships

Junior Research Fellowships are open to those in ancient Near Eastern studies, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion or related disciplines from Pre-history, through the early Islamic period. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Fellowships support 10 months of research. Residence at the Albright is required. Guidelines are available online.

AIAR Samuel H. Kress Traveling Fellowship

The program awards a doctoral dissertation research fellowship for students specializing in architecture, art history, archaeology and classical studies. The fellowship supports travel for 10 months of research, including five months at the Albright, and five months at the American Center of Oriental Research in Amman, the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute in Nicosia, or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Applicants must demonstrate the necessity of being resident at the Albright and at one of the other three institutions mentioned above in order to complete their research. Guidelines are available online.

AIAR Samuel H. Kress Fellowship

The dissertation research fellowship supports students specializing in architecture, art history and archaeology. The research project must have a clear focus on art history or architecture. The 10-month research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Guidelines are available online.

AIAR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships

Fellowships are open to those in ancient Near Eastern studies, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology, and religion or related disciplines from Pre-history, through the early Islamic period. The program is open to Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, and Slovak scholars. Guidelines are available online.

NEH/AIAR Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fellowships are open to those in ancient Near Eastern studies, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology, and religion or related disciplines from Pre-history, through the early Islamic period. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright is required. Grants are awarded for six to 12 months (up to four awards from four to 12 months). Guidelines are available online.

Kennedy Center Internships

Internships at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the national center for performing arts, are designed to offer meaningful learning experiences for people interested in careers in performing arts management and/or arts education. Upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and students who have not been out of school for more than two years are eligible to apply. Internships may be available in the following areas depending upon project needs of each department/program: advertising, development (corporate, research, membership, special events); education (Alliance for Arts Education, American College Theater Festival, ARTSEDGE, Community Partnerships, Events for Students, Events for Teachers, National Symphony Orchestra, Performance Plus [pre- and postperformance events], Theater Training, Youth and Family Programming), government liaison, management information services (computers), marketing press/media, programming, and sales services. Internships are available in the fall (September-December), application deadline June 15; winter/spring (January-April), application deadline October 25; and summer (May-August), application deadline March 1. A stipend of $800 per month is provided. Call or fax the Education Department for a brochure.

Louis R. Cappelli Foundation Grants

The foundation awards grants to eligible New York nonoprofit organizations in its areas of interest, including arts--educational programs for at-risk children and youth in the visual and performing arts, art history, and public libraries; education--programs addressing at-risk children and youth; and health--programs that provide innovative, high-quality health education or organized sports programs serving at-risk children and youth. All requests must be in writing; phone and fax requests are not accepted.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Grants

Annual grants are made to accredited educational institutions in the nine specified states in the southeast to fund scholarships for the education of women. The grantee institutions award scholarships on the basis of need to Christian women who reside in one of the named states. Thousands of women receive financial assistance each year in individual amounts determined by the recipient institutions. While most scholarships go toward undergraduate higher education, the foundation maintains a special interest in health education. A significant number of its scholarship grants support education in the medical, nursing, and allied health care fields.

Paul E. and Klare N. Reinhold Foundation Grants

The foundation makes grants in Clay County, Florida, for projects in health, religion, children and youth, music appreciation and education, art appreciation and education, and public improvement. Types of support include building construction/renovation, capital campaigns, emergency funds, equipment, land acquisition, matching/challenge grants, operating grants, and seed money grants. Details are available on the Web site.

Weatherwax Foundation Grants

The foundation awards grants in Michigan to projects that promote and support education, civic and social programs, culture, science, and the arts, primarily in the greater Jackson area and, to a lesser extent, in the adjacent counties. Types of support include building construction and renovation; matching and challenge grants; general operating grants; program development; scholarships; annual and capital campaigns; and emergency funds. The initial approach is a two-page grant proposal that may be submitted at any time. Granting decisions are made in January, May, and August.

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grants

The foundation awards grants to eligible organizations in its areas of interest, including humanities--history, ethics, archeology, literature, languages, philosophy, comparative religion, art history and theory, and social sciences; performing arts--dance, music, and theater in New York City; and research libraries--improved services and public access to resources in the humanities and performing arts. Organizations seeking funding should send a letter of inquiry. Letters of inquiry should not exceed two typewritten pages. Include a copy of the IRS determination letter, if available. There are no application deadlines, and inquiries are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Full proposals are by invitation.

Jewish Women's Foundation of New York Grants

The foundation provides support for unmet social, economic, and health needs of Jewish females in the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Strategic grants support cutting-edge projects that address Jewish education, training, and culture--projects related to education, training of educators, leadership development, ethics, spirituality, arts, sports, etc.; mental and physical health--projects involving genetics, self-esteem, violence prevention, issues concerning the end of life, and other areas that relate to women?s health as a quality of life; and economic empowerment--projects that give women more independence, knowledge, competency, and responsibility for their economic situations. Grant requests may address innovative programs, services, and/or research. The projects primary target group must be Jewish females. The foundation expects to award three to four grants. The listed deadline is for concept letters; full proposals are by invitation.

Surdna Foundation Arts Teachers Fellowships

The foundation invites arts teachers from specialized, public arts high schools to apply for funding for artistic development through its arts teachers fellowship program. The program offers teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own creative work, interact with other professional artists, and stay current with new practices. Download complete program information, guidelines, and application material, which are available online.

VSA Arts Connect All Grants

The goals of the program are to implement models of teaching practice that enable more people with disabilities to experience the social development and artistic opportunities provided through arts learning, create educational access in the arts for students with disabilities and special needs by acting as a catalyst, and document the contributions arts organizations make to inclusive education. Proposals are sought that implement teaching practices that include people with physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as students with special education needs; implement multi session programs that develop artistic skills of participants and build communication and social skills as a demonstration of increased inclusion of people with disabilities; involve people with disabilities in program planning and/or implementation; provide professional development on inclusive practice for education and support staff; actively involve students in public schools in their educational outreach; and proactively engage the public, including parents and school administration. Proposals must focus on programs that are ongoing or have multiple sessions and can involve programs that take place during school hours or after school. Guidelines and application are available online.

CMU Arts in Society Fellowship

The program awards postdoctoral fellowships to scholars and artists in any field of humanistic inquiry or artistic endeavor. Two fellows will be appointed to the Center for the Arts in Society and will be awarded a stipend plus a small research grant. Fellows will teach one undergraduate course each semester that contributes to the center's arts-histories curriculum. Fellows also participate in the work of the center, which sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia on various topics, and give one public lecture. Candidates should submit a statement of current research interests as they relate to the current year's fellowship theme; a one-page proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course related to at least two disciplines--one in the arts and one in the humanities; a full curriculum vita; and at least three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted by postal mail.

ARIT Kenan T. Erim Fellowship for Research at Aphrodisias

The institute invites applications for a fellowship to support excavation and/or research in art history and archaeology to be carried out at the site of Aphrodisias in Turkey during the summer. Applicants must submit an application, a letter of acceptance from a director of the excavations at Aphrodisias, and two letters of reference by the listed application deadline. Graduate students should supply a copy of their graduate transcript. Guidelines are available online.

ASCSA Fellowships

Fellowships awarded include the Heinrich Schliemann and John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology; the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature; two Brunilde Ridgway Fellowships in art history; and seven Fellowships unrestricted as to field--the Virginia Grace, the Michael Jameson, the Philip Lockhart, the Lucy Shoe Meritt, the Martin Ostwald, the James and Mary Ottaway Jr., and the James Rignall Wheeler fellowships. The Bert Hodge Hill fellowship is unrestricted, but with a preference for a student in art history. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of examinations and recommendations to students of classical archaeology, ancient history, and classical languages and literature.

Center for East Asian Studies Fellowships

The center was formed to increase interdisciplinary communication among linguists, historians, art historians, political scientists, anthropologists, and others whose research, teaching, or study focuses on China, Korea, or Japan. Some students accepted into the graduate program in East Asian studies at Stanford receive financial assistance through these fellowships. The center also offers a limited number of student awards to Stanford students for summer research and/or study. The most up-to-date information about fellowships is available in the CEAS newsletter which can be accessed on the Web site. Deadlines vary for individual programs; contact program staff for exact dates.

Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation Grants

The foundation promotes cultural activities in Philadelphia. Its highest priority is serving children (arts education efforts that promote social development), communities (broaden access to high-quality experiences at the neighborhood level), and the arts community (arts groups at critical junctures in their artistic or organizational development). Grants also go to diversify audiences, help artists produce or exhibit work, create new works, or provide services to a broad cultural community. The foundation encourages art that involves experimentation and risk.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

The fellowships support students of fine and applied arts who have received degrees in art, architecture, or music. Three major fellowships will be awarded, two each in art, architecture, or music and an additional one in music. The fellowships are to be used toward defraying the expenses of advanced study of the fine arts in America or abroad. Two or three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted. Contact the committee chair for an application form and instructions.

Luther I. Replogle Foundation Grants

The foundation focuses its giving on the following areas: programs addressing the needs of youth and children living in, or at risk of, long-term poverty (especially children of inner-city residents and migrant workers); programs to improve educational opportunities for inner- city children, including enrichment programs in the arts and sciences, alternative schools, after-school tutoring and mentoring, and scholarship programs; programs for affordable and supportive housing that reach groups of people frequently left out of traditional shelter programs, including single mothers and families with children, the elderly, ex-offenders, and youth; projects, lectures, and fellowships in classical archaeology; projects and institutions working for the conservation of maps and globes, and dissemination and education in the area of geography; and a modest budget for support of the arts. Types of support include direct service efforts; advocacy at the local, state, and/or federal levels; general operating support, new projects, and capital campaigns (limited). The board meets twice a year to make funding decisions, once in the autumn and once in the spring. Guidelines and application are available online.

Kress Foundation Art History Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The predoctoral fellowship in the history of European art supports a two-year research appointment in association with one of the following institutes: Florence, Kunsthistorishches Institut; Jerusalem, Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, and Hebrew Union College; Leiden, Prentenkabinet/Kunsthistorisch Instituut der Rijksuniversiteit; London, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London Warburg Institute, and University of London; Munich, Zentralinstitut f?stgeschichte; Nicosia, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute; Paris, American University in Paris; Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana; and Zurich, Swiss Institute for Art Research.

Surdna Foundation Grants

The foundation makes grants in five program areas: the environment, community revitalization, effective citizenry, the arts, and nonprofit-sector support. The environmental program emphasizes projects in four areas: biological diversity and the human communities that depend on it, human systems, transportation and urban/suburban land use, and energy. The citizenry program focuses on dispute resolution and mediation programs, youth development, encouraging community participation, and helping people work together to solve serious social and civic problems. Grants in the community revitalization field focus on access to low-cost housing, helping low-income people become more self-sufficient, and strengthening families and early-childhood education. Funding in the arts focuses on education grants to support general curriculum and professional development tailored to assist students ages 11 through 18. Nonprofit-sector grants concentrate on strengthening the sector's role in American public life and in public-policy creation; promoting the study of overlapping issues such as tax exemption and public funding; galvanizing philanthropic activity; and enhancing nonprofits' management, finance, leadership, and use of technology. The foundation makes both project and general support grants. The foundation recommends potential applicants to submit a letter of inquiry before submitting proposals. Grants are approved in February, May, and September.

Westinghouse Charitable Giving Grants

The foundation makes charitable contributions to community priorities primarily where Westinghouse has a presence. Areas of emphasis include education--elementary, secondary, and high school programs that emphasize math and science (some non-fine arts programs); health and welfare--to improve quality of life in the community; and civic and social affairs--to support economic development, environmental quality, and the preservation of public safety. Within each area, the foundation actively encourages programs that meet the needs of special populations, such as the disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, the gifted, people with disabilities, minorities, and women. Because of the foundation's approach to funding in Westinghouse plant locations, all organizations, except colleges and universities, should submit their requests for support to the nearest Westinghouse location. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

McGregor Fund Grants

The fund makes grants to organizations in the following areas: human services--emphasis on activities in southeastern Michigan addressing emergency needs in housing, food, clothing, and other direct aid; education--early child education and development, colleges and universities in the Detroit metropolitan area, liberal arts colleges and universities in Michigan and Ohio; arts and culture in southeastern Michigan; health care--improving access to primary care for underserved populations in Detroit; and public benefit--civic and community organizations that improve the quality of life in southeastern Michigan. Types of support include project support, operating support, special projects, and capital support. Grant decisions are made by the board of trustees four times annually, in February, May, September, and November. Grant requests may be submitted at any time, but requests may take up to three months for staff review. Application guidelines are available online.

Sid W. Richardson Foundation Grants

Grants are provided to tax-exempt organizations in Texas in the areas of education (museums, learning centers, day schools, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and business and economic education), health (medical schools, organ donor registries, hospitals, disease prevention, health science centers, and nursing associations), arts (arts councils, visual and performing arts festivals, museums, ballet, symphony orchestra, and arts education programs), and human services (boys' and girls' clubs, united funds, the elderly, crime prevention, the disabled, housing opportunities, food programs, and drug and alcohol abuse prevention); specific goals within these larger areas change periodically. Types of support include operating budgets, seed grants, building construction funds, equipment acquisition, endowment funds, research, publications, conferences and seminars, matching funds, continuing support, and projects/programs. Award amounts vary depending on proposed projects.

City of Oakland Cultural Arts Department Grants

The arts program awards grants to Oakland-based individuals and nonprofit organizations. Organization Project Support grants support Oakland-based nonprofit organizations producing art activities in Oakland that culminate in a local public outcome for the benefit of the community. Individual Artist Project grants support Oakland resident individual artists producing art activities in Oakland that culminate in a local public outcome for the benefit of the community. Art in the Schools grants support quality, hands-on arts experiences in school settings to educate students about the process of creating and producing arts; support and enhance the classroom curriculum; and support arts residencies on the school site before, during, or after school hours. The January 6 application deadline is for organizations and individual artists; the January 13 deadline is for art in the schools. Guidelines are available online.

Cisco Systems Foundation San Jose Community Grants

The foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in support of education (K-12 programs, career training for disadvantaged adults, and arts in education) and to meet basic human needs, including food, shelter, and health care.

Jovid Foundation Grants

The foundation partners with nonprofits in Washington, DC, to help low-income residents of the district learn how to become self-sufficient. Particularly interest is given to funding neighborhood-based efforts that provide programs and services to DC adults. The foundation has a modest budget for the support of the arts. Mini grants are awarded to help increase capacity for small groups through board training, staff development, membership dues, conferences, or Web site development. Potential applicants should initiate contact with the foundation by writing a one- to two-page letter describing the proposed project. Submit a two-page letter of inquiry; full proposals are by request.

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