Funding and Resource Opportunities | March 2015
National Endowment for the Arts
Challenge America Grant Program
Deadline: April 16, 2015
The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from small and midsize organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. NEA will award fixed grants of $10,000 to projects designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. A minimum $10,000 match from an outside funder is required.
The Mary Kay Foundation
Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Deadline: April 30, 2015
The goal of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. As part of this effort, the foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States that assist survivors of domestic violence by operating emergency shelters. The grants are announced each October in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Literary Arts Touring Program
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Through its Literary Arts Touring initiative, South Arts will award grants of up to $2,500 for literary projects that contain both a public reading and an educational component such as a writing workshop. The project can include single or multiple writers involved in an event (writers series, festivals, or single engagements). The maximum grant request is 50 percent of the writers’ fee(s). Qualified projects must take place between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation and Access Training Education and Training Program
Deadline: May 5, 2015
The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications from libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations for projects to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage resources. The endowment will award grants to cultural institutions to maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The grants are designed to help staff obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also will support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.
The Home Depot Foundation
Veteran Housing Grants
Deadline: June 23, 2015
The Home Depot Foundation’s (THDF) Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the development and repair of veterans housing. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $80 million, and has helped impact over 12,000 units of housing for veterans. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000.
The Home Depot Foundation
Community Impact Grants
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.
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Compiled and edited by Tom Zimmerman, Communications Manager at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.