FEDERAL FUNDING SOURCES

This information was compiled by: A to Z GRANTWRITING INSTRUCTOR AND CONSULTANT – ARTIST LINDA VALLEJO

FEDERAL FUNDING SOURCES IN A VARIETY OF TOPICS

Federal Grants Wire – <http://www.federalgrantswire.com/http://www.federalgrantswire.com/

<http://www.grants.gov/> Grants.gov – http://www.grants.gov/

FundsNet – http://www.fundsnetservices.com/

GrantsAlert – http://grantsalert.com/

Grants Hotline – http://www.grantshotline.com

Arts and Culture

National Endowment for the Arts – http://www.nea.gov/

State Arts Agencies – http://www.nasaa-arts.org/new/nasaa/aoa/aoa_contents.shtml

Artdeadline – http://artdeadline.com/

Art Deadlines List – <http://artdeadlineslist.com/http://artdeadlineslist.com

Cultural Funding: Federal Opportunities – http://arts.endow.gov/federal.html

Target Arts in Education Program – http://target.com/schools/grants.asp

FundsNets – Arts and Humanities – http://www.fundsnetservices.com/arts2.htm

National Guild for Community Arts Education Grants, Deadline: May 16. Grants of up to $20K for projects that enhance arts learning in K-12 public schools during the 2013-14 school year. Info & app: http://www.nationalguild.org/Programs/Grants/Grantmaking/2012-Guidelines-and-Forms.aspx

Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowships, Deadline: May 24. Grants of up to $10K for artists working in photography and/or photo-based art who demonstrate a serious commitment to photography and who are professionally active in the field. Info & app:http://aaronsiskind.org/grant.html

French-American Jazz Exchange Collaborative Projects, Deadline: May 31. Grants of up to $25K to fund projects jointly conceived by French and American professional jazz artists that encourage artistic exploration, foster inter-cultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of the art form. Info & app: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/artists_programs/FAJE/FAJE_guidelines.html

Princess Grace Foundation 2013 “JustFilms” Documentary Awards, Deadline: June 1. Priority will be given to social justice films by native/indigenous peoples of the Americas, with grant amounts contingent on project budget. Info and app:http://www.pgfusa.org/images/2013%20JustFilms%20Application.pdf

San Francisco Film Commission, Film Space Grants, Deadline: Jun 1. Grants of $48K for San Francisco-based film organizations interested in assisting independent filmmakers by providing low-cost office and film production space in the Bay Area. Info & app:http://filmsf.org

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation 2013-14 Observers program, Deadline: June 1 & July 31. Twenty-five emerging directors and choreographers will receive paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at leading regional theaters across the country. Info and app: http://www.sdcweb.org/

EmcArts Invites Applications for Innovation Lab for Museums Program, Deadline: Jun 5. Three museums will be selected for the year-long program, which will help them design, research, and prototype innovative approaches to field-wide challenges in a laboratory-like setting. Info & app: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=418200006

Open Society Foundations, Human Rights Photography Audience Engagement Grants, Deadline: Jun 18. Five to eight grants up to $30K to support photographers interested in using an existing body of work as a tool for social change. Info & app:http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/audience-engagement-grant

Pioneer Drama Service Seeks Entries from Middle and High School Drama Programs for The Show Must Go On Video Contest, Deadline: Jun 30. Up to $10K in scripts and royalties will be awarded to middle and high schools for three-minute videos created by students and staff that demonstrate why “the show must go on” on at their school. Info & app: http://www.pioneerdrama.com/Video_Contest_Home.asp

Surdna Foundation Youth Artistic and Cultural Programs, Deadline: Open (letters of inquiry). The Teens’ Artistic and Cultural Advancement program supports organizations that connect teens to the arts and help prepare them to be creative and innovative leaders in their communities. Info & app: http://www.surdna.org/what-we-fund/thriving-cultures/475.html

Fender Music Foundation Guitar Donations to Nonprofit Music Instruction Programs, Deadline: Open. Awarding lightly used electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars, and the equipment necessary to play them to eligible music instruction and therapy programs nationwide. Info & app: http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org/grants/grants-info/

Center for Cultural Innovation NextGen Arts Professional Development Grant, Deadline: Rolling. Qualified individuals may apply for one grant of up to $1K a year to support the direct costs of a proposed professional development activity. Info & app:http://www.cciarts.org/nextgen_grants.htm

Green Foundation Grants for Southern California Nonprofits, Deadline: Rolling. Nonprofits serving Southern California are eligible to apply for funding in the areas of the arts, education, and health and scientific research. Info & app: http://ligf.org/index.php

Education

US Department of Education – http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html

California Department of Education – http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/af/

The Chronicle of Higher Education – <http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5>http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5

Department of State – http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=202974

Ed.gov – <http://www.ed.gov/http://www.ed.gov/

SchoolGrants.com – http://www.schoolgrants.org/

National Education Association – <http://www.nea.org/http://www.nea.org/

Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education, Deadline: May 15 (Letters of Inquiry; Full Proposals, Aug 2). Funding for secondary education projects that aim to increase the demand for secondary learning, improve teacher effectiveness, and/or promote employment-relevant skills for teachers in East Africa, Nigeria, and India. Info & app: http://www.macfound.org/media/files/PSIPSE_RFP_FINAL_April_1.pdf

Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants, Deadline: May 23. $4K for schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Info & app:

http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/youth_grants.aspx

Best Buy Store Product Donations, Deadline: Jun 1. Charitable contributions to organizations that serve youth and offer youth leadership and educational opportunities to develop the skills necessary for them to become successful adults. Info & app:http://pr.bby.com/community-relations/programs/store-donations/

Spencer Foundation Research on K-8 Classroom Instruction, Deadline: June 11 (preliminary proposals). Grants up to $300K for research projects that investigate how K-8 teachers use student performance data for instructional decisions and how organizational and individual factors affect that use. Info & app: http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/data-use-and-educational-improvement

Crayola Elementary Schools for 2013 Creative Leadership Grants, Deadline: Jun 21.

Grants of $2.5K, plus Crayola supplies, for elementary schools to build leadership teams that work to increase arts-infused education in and out of school. Info & app:http://www.crayola.com/for-educators/ccac-landing/grant-program.aspx

Hoenny center Project Awards for Teachers, Deadline: Jul 1. Hoenny Center Project Awards are intended to promote and recognize pre K-12 classroom (action) research projects in the area of peer teaching. Info & app: http://www.hoennycenter.org/projectgrantinfo.html

Land O’Lakes Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects that Benefit Rural Communities, Deadline: Jul 1. Grants for organizations working to address hunger, youth education, and arts and culture in rural communities. Info & app:http://www.landolakesinc.com/company/corporateresponsibility/foundation/communitygrants/giving/default.aspx

US Airways Education Foundation Accepting Applications for STEM-Based Education Programs, Deadline: Jul 1. Grants for educational programs promoting STEM learning among economically disadvantaged students and programs that address learning and academic achievement for developmentally disabled children in US Airways hub cities. Info & app: http://www.usairways.com/en-US/aboutus/corporategiving/default.html?re=1#tab3

Toyota USA Foundation K-12 Math, Science, Environmental Science Initiatives, Deadline: Open. Supporting K-12 education through partnerships with organizations and institutes serving diverse populations across all fifty states. Info & app:http://www.toyota.com/about/philanthropy/education/toyota_usa/

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS/DEVELOPMENT

Alliance for Global Good Invites Proposals for Innovation Fund, Deadline: May 31. Grants of up to $90K will be awarded to help medium-sized nonprofits in the United States in implementing mission-relevant, revenue-generating strategies. Info & app: http://afgg.org/?page_id=1404

Journalism/Media

NEH Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics, Deadline: Jun 12. Up to $800K for documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the US. Info & app:http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topics

PHILANTHROPY and VOLUNTARISM

Science of Philanthropy Initiative Call for Entries for 2013 Fundraising Idea Contest, Deadline: Jun 14. Awarding first-, second-, and third-place prizes of $5K, $1.5K and $500, respectively, for evidence-based ideas that further the science of philanthropy. Info & app:http://www.spihub.org/contest

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY

National Weather Association Grants for K-12 Meteorological Education Projects, Deadline: Jun 1. Grants of $750 will be awarded to help teachers improve K-12 education in meteorology and related sciences. Info & app: http://www.nwas.org/grants/solhirsch.php

IN THE NEWS

DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ‘UNTRADITIONAL’ ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM. Grants totaling $1.4M will support partnerships between artists and organizations working to create and pilot methods for reaching the public and developing interest in and access to jazz, theater, and contemporary dance. Full Press Release: “The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards $1.475 Million in Grants to Artists and Organizations Working Together to Build Demand for the Performing Arts.” 4/09/13.
http://www.ddcf.org/Global/Arts/Building%20Demand%20for%20the%20Arts/2013%20DD%20Artist%20Residencies%20Press%20Release.pdf

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Vallejo’s newest series “Make ‘Em All Mexican” has recently been featured in “Mock/Bite” at the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas; the Ann Street Gallery, Newburg, NY at http://www.annstreetgallery.org/2013/04/blog/ole/, and in The National Museum of Mexican Art’s “Signature Works: 25th Anniversary Exhibition. For more info visit: <http://www.lindavallejo.comhttp://www.lindavallejo.com

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