Grants from Other Organizations

Looking for information on the Arts Council’s grant programs? See the Arts Council’s grants page. 

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Craft Research Fund Grant program provides up to $15,000 to students, scholars and institutions for research, writing, and exhibition support related to craft in the U.S. For further information and application instructions, visit (4/18)

DEW (Dale and Edna Walsh) Foundation contributes to nonprofit arts organizations among others. Applications accepted after April 1 annually. (4/18)

Doris Duke Building Demand for the Arts for an artist and arts organization partnership to create a mutually beneficial residency resulting in an increased demand for jazz, theatre and contemporary dance. See website for full details. (4/18)

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs offers Individual Artist Fellowships that are open to Florida residents and grants for cultural organizations. See the website or email (4/18)

Foundation of Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants are intended to support the creation of innovative and experimental work, and are meant to assist “emerging artist” individuals and groups when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding. Website (4/18)

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Michael Kamen grant available to Title 1 schools or schools that meet specific population qualification. Funds instrument repair and the acquisition of new instruments. (4/18)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) – funding opportunities for individual artists and arts organizations of all disciplines. (4/18)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – Challenge grants, education programs, preservation and access, public programs, research programs and Federal/State partnerships. (4/18)

Grants Offered to Individuals Only

A Room of Her Own Foundation is open to female visual artists for awards of up to $50,000. For more information, visit the website. (4/18)

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation is open to painters, sculptors, and printmakers with evidence of a 20-year mature phase of work. Annual deadline is Dec. 15. (4/18)

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grants for painters, sculptors or printmakers lacking the finances to cover a catastrophic incident, such as a fire, flood, or emergency medical issue.  Demonstration of a significant ten-year body of work is required for applicants. (4/18)

American Center for Artists provides a listing of both public and private organizations that give grants and other forms of support to artists. (4/18)

Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. Emergency Grant provides financial relief for professional fine artists in crisis. (4/18)

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support for Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. See their website for details. (4/18)

Foundation of Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants provides grants primarily emerging visual and performing artists who have few sources of financial support. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. See their website for details. (4/18)

Fulbright Grants for artists of all disciplines to lecture and research abroad. (4/18)

Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grants are offered to American painters aged 45 or older who demonstrate financial need. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000. (4/18)

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Grant Programs – Many programs and listings for artists, organizations, arts leaders. See their website. (4/18)

National Sculpture Society, Alex J. Ettl Grant. Unrestricted prize of $5,000 awarded annually to a figurative or realist sculptor with a mature body of work. (4/18)

National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures emerging artists in the visual, literary and performing arts and provides scholarships, master classes and monetary awards. Applicants must be between the ages of 15-18 OR in high school grades 10-12. (4/18)

Pollock-Krasner Foundation provides grants for painters, sculptors and works-on-paper artists including printmakers. (4/18)

Santo Foundation Individual Artists Grants for MFA students, emerging and mid-career artists from all art mediums/categories. (4/18)

Sullivan Foundation seeks exceptionally talented young singers and provides grants and experiences for their career development.  Applicants must be in the early stages of their careers and have completed their academic training. (4/18)

Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant (Creative Capital) supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants ranging from $6,000 to $50,000, issued directly to individual authors. (4/18)

Women Arts offers a variety of funding resources and information. (4/18)

Grants Offered to Arts Organizations Only

Aaron Copland Fund for Music provides three annual grant programs: performing ensembles program (deadline June 30); supplemental program (deadline Oct. 31) and recording program (deadline Jan. 15). (4/18)

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts funds organizations that support artists (such as museums, artists organizations and other cultural institutions). Two application periods annually: March 1 and Sept. 1. (4/18)

Brinker International Foundation supports programs and projects affiliated with children/family, arts, civic, and university-related educational programs. (4/18)

Classics for Kids Foundation Matching Grants for schools or non-profit organizations who demonstrate a need for and a commitment to raising matching funds for stringed instruments for students are strong candidates for this grant program. Grants are accepted quarterly on June 30, Sept. 30, Dec. 31 and Mar. 31. (4/18)

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Endowment Growth Challenge Program, Tampa Bay, FL. The one-to-three matching program helps nonprofits develop their planned gifts and build an endowment that will ultimately yield a steady, growing income stream, assuring financial stability and growth. First step is to meet with a Foundation Staff member – contact the Foundation at 813-282-1975. (3/15)

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Competitive Grants, Tampa Bay, FL.  Creative grants for Sun City and South Shore areas of Hillsborough County. Program interests of the Foundation include arts and culture. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 3/15)

Conn Memorial Foundation, Tampa, FL. Provide grants to organizations (including arts organizations) who provide support to at-risk youth and their families.  Letters of Intent are accepted Jan. 1 and June 1 each year. Visit for full details and to submit a request for consideration. (3/15)

Fidelity Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry on a year-round rolling basis to fund Arts and Culture organizations with annual operating budgets of over $500,000 for significant, transformative projects usually budgeted at $50,000 or more. (3/15)

Florence Tyson Fund for Creative Arts Therapies supports therapists and clinical programs that provide creative arts therapies, including music, dance, drama, art and poetry therapy to people who suffer from, or are at risk for psychiatric problems. or email (3/15)

Florida Humanities Council – Major Grants for Community Projects offers grants of up to $15,000 available to support the planning and implementation of large scale humanities projects or those that occur over a timeframe of up to 18 months. Projects may be presented in a variety of formats including exhibits, multi-media resources, lecture series, book and film festivals, walking tours and maps, cultural heritage products, and many others. For more information, visit: (3/15)

Florida Humanities Council – Mini Grants for Community Projects offers grants (up to $5,000) that provide financial support for the planning and implementation of public humanities projects. Mini grant proposals are typically for small projects such as single events, lectures or panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, and/or on-line resources which may include interpretive brochures, reading lists, audio/video recordings of scholar presentations, and classroom resources. (3/15)

Ford Foundation – JustFilms grant focuses on film, video and digital works that show courageous people confronting difficult issues and actively pursuing a more just, secure and sustainable world. Ongoing deadline through 2016. (3/15)

Google provides in-kind AdWords advertising to United States 501(c)3 Nonprofits. (3/15)

Guitar Center Music Foundation aids established, nonprofit music programs. (3/15)

Hagen Family Foundation accepts Letter of Intent on an annual basis for financial grants to not-for-profit organizations in several areas including the arts. (3/15)

Harry Chapin Foundation grants up to $10,000 for arts-in-education. (3/15)

Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences, prioritizing those which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting impression. The Foundations also fund select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent.  Proposals are accepted year round. (3/15)

Heckscher Foundation for Children provides grants to arts organization programs that lead to increased knowledge about the arts and positive behavior outcomes through the arts.  Applications are reviewed periodically throughout the year. (3/15)

JP Morgan (Bank One) aims to integrate the arts into children’s educational opportunities and position arts organizations and artists as key drivers of local economic renewal. Proposals are accepted year round. (3/15)

National Endowment for the Humanities, America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants support final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. (3/15)

National Endowment for the Humanities, America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants support the early stages of project development, including consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary design, testing, and audience evaluation museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. (3/15)

South Arts Fast Track Touring grants are aimed at performing arts and literary arts presenting organizations with annual operating budgets of $150,000 or less to support engagements by guest artists from outside the presenter’s state. (3/15)

South Arts Presenter Assistance provides funding up to $700 will support planning grants for artist residencies and travel grants for professional development. Awarded on a first-come/first-served basis. Grants available year-round but submit applications at least 60 days prior to project start date. (3/15)

Sprint Foundation supports arts and cultural grants for visual- and performing-arts organizations, theatres, symphonies, museums and other cultural organizations.  (3/15)

Surdna Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations including the areas of the arts and the nonprofit sector. (3/15)

Tampa Bay Times Fund provides arts and culture grants typically ranging from $1,000 – 10,000. Concept letter due Feb. 1 each year. (3/15)

Tampa Downtown Partnership Public Space Activation Grant provides grants to assist organizations in production of a sensory experience via the arts or social good. These creative activations can include a temporary public art installation or an arts and culture event but need to be interactive, free and open to the public, and located in the Downtown Tampa Special Services District.  These awards are up $2,500.00 can be used for design, labor, materials and/or permit fees related to the project. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. (3/15)

The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums provides small grants to encourage libraries, museums, and archives to test and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Public or private nonprofit agencies, institutions of higher education, organizations, or associations that engage in activities designed to advance museums and the museum profession may also apply. See website for full details: (3/15)

W.L.S. Spencer Foundation funds the educational activities, publications and outreach associated with innovative art and/or contemporary art exhibitions, especially those focusing on contemporary Asian Art. (3/15)

Wells Fargo funds art programs that provide access to cultural experiences for low- and moderate-income individuals, increase availability of a broad array of artistic opportunities and venues that reflect the community’s diversity, and are educational in nature.  Grant applications are accepted throughout the year but in order to be considered for funding for the current year, applications should be submitted by August 31. (3/15)

Miscellaneous Grant-Related

Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay – Grants planning and professional resource development. (4/18)

Foundation Center connects nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. (4/18)

Grant Research at John Germany Public Library – Training to use The Foundation Center’s subscription-only database, the largest in the USA, and other library resources to locate appropriate grants. Offered throughout the year; individual meetings by appointment only. Contact Hillsborough County Library Services, 813.273.3652. (4/18)

Grants Alert offers free access to grants & funding opportunities for Arts in Education. (4/18)

Schools, K-12 Grants: Large database to find grants for schools, teachers, by subject matter, location or grade. (4/18)

Technology Grant News offers free grant indexes, making it easy for nonprofits, libraries and museums, cities and K-12 schools to see the types of grants available. (4/18)