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Grant Resources: Statewide and National

 

The Foundation Center

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National Assembly of State Art Agencies

NASAA, National Assembly of State Art Agencies is made up of state arts agencies.

 

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is a grantmaking agency supporting America's visual, literary, design, performing arts and community arts.


 

For Individuals
 

Alliance of Artists Communities

The Alliance of Artists Communities is a national and international association of artists' communities and residencies — a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.

 

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund gives direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance.

 

Creative Capital Foundation

Creative Capital Foundation supports artists pursuing innovative approaches to form and content in the arts.

 

Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation

The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation supports contemporary visual artists through its Marketplace Empowerment for Artists and Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award programs for curators.

 

First Peoples Fund

Founded in 1995, First Peoples Fund's mission is to honor and support the creative community-centered First Peoples artists.

 

Getty Education Institution for the Arts

The Getty Education Institute for the Arts provides grants for arts education.

 

Gottlieb Foundation

Offers grants to individual visual artists through two programs: an annual Individual Support Grant and a separate program to assist visual artists in cases of catastrophic events through an Emergency Grant program.

 

Harpo Foundation

The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive.

 

High Stakes Foundation

Funds transformational ideas that promote equality, climate change solutions, economic development, local agriculture, sustainable communities, ecosystem preservation and leadership.

 

Humanities Montana

Humanities Montana provides grants, public conferences, lectures, workshops, exhibits, a statewide speaker's bureau, reading/discussion groups, and makes available an extensive media collection, and a variety of publications.

 

John D. Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition.

 

Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at Evergreen

The primary public service work of the Longhouse at Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA., is to promote indigenous arts and culture.Their website provides information on grant programs and other resources for native artists.

 

Mockingbird Foundation

The Mockingbird Foundation provides funding for music education for children through competitive, emergency and tour-related grants.

 

Musicians Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation provides financial assistance to musicians who need help in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports learning in history, literature, philosophy. Provides grants in research, education, museum exhibitions, documentaries, and preservation.

 

National YoungArts Foundation

The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) was established to identify and support the next generation of artists, and to contribute to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

 

Native Arts at NEFA

Fueled by a commitment to increase the visibility, self-determination, and sustainability of Native artists and art forms, NEFA supports Native artists and organizations through grants, technical assistance, and network development.

 

Native Arts & Cultures Foundation

The Native Artist Exchange, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), provides support for Native artists residing in any of the 50 United States to travel to different regions of the country so that they may exchange artistic knowledge and skills.

 

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers.

 

Puffin Foundation

The Puffin Foundation provides grants to artists who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy, in the fields of fine arts, film and video, music, photography, theater, and public interest. The Foundation particularly supports creative and innovative initiatives that will advance progressive social change.

 

Tippet Rise

Transformative connections between music, art, and nature, set on an 11,500-acre working ranch in the shadow of the Beartooth mountains, just north of Yellowstone in Fishtail, Montana.

 

Upstart Co-Lab

Upstart Co-Lab aims to increase opportunities for artists as innovators, catalyze more capital for creativity, and enable to support themselves sustainably.

 

Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

Supports a broad spectrum of worthy causes benefiting economically and socially disadvantaged individuals and families, at-risk youth, and those with special needs.

 

WESTAF

The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) provides programs & support services to artists & arts organizations in AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, & WY.

 

 

For Organizations and Communities
 

Archer Daniels Midland

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world.

 

ArtPlace America

ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a ten-year collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions that works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities.

 

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation offers grants and sponsorships to arts organizations, and also three innovative programs, Art Conservation Project, Art in Our Communities® and Museums on Us®.

 

BEIM Foundation

The Foundation’s philanthropic priorities favor small, community-based, and developing organizations. Grants are made in the areas of arts, environment, human services and education.

 

Billings Cultural Partners

A partnership through which arts, cultural and historic organizations address cooperation and funding opportunities.

 

B.W. Bastian Foundation

The B.W. Bastian Foundation strives to build community and understanding by supporting local and national institutions. Financial support is directed to the Arts through educational outreach.

 

Charlotte Martin Foundation

The Charlotte Martin Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth in the areas of athletics, culture, and education and also to preserving and protecting wildlife and habitat.

 

Classics for Kids Foundation

The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments.

 

Community Vitality Grants

The Triangle Communications Community Vitality Grant Program offers monetary support to organizations or groups that are positively impacting their communities within the Triangle service area.

 

Costco Wholesale Corporate Contributions Program

This program supports nonprofit organizations in company-operating communities. Grants and product donations are provided to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that address children's issues, education, and health and human services. Donation and grant eligibility guidelines are available on Costco’s website.

 

Department of Commerse

Tourism Special Events Grant Program (SEGP)
Tourism Infrastructure Investment Program Grants (TIIP)

 

First Interstate Bank

The First Interstate Foundation grants in two main areas: Community Development and Leadership Grants.

 

Fundsnet Online Services

A comprehensive website dedicated to providing nonprofit organizations, colleges, and universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet. Includes an extensive list of arts funders.

 

Gannett Foundation: Community Action Grant Program

The Gannett Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where Gannett Co., Inc., owns a newspaper or broadcast station. The Foundation’s Community Action Grant Program’s priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment

 

Getty Education Institution for the Arts

The Getty Education Institute for the Arts provides grants for arts education.

 

Grants.gov

Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

 

Heineman Foundation

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide seed money to start-up projects and new projects within existing organizations for a maximum of three to five years.

 

High Stakes Foundation

Funds transformational ideas that promote equality, climate change solutions, economic development, local agriculture, sustainable communities, ecosystem preservation and leadership.

 

Humanities Montana

Humanities Montana provides grants, public conferences, lectures, workshops, exhibits, a statewide speaker's bureau, reading/discussion groups, and makes available an extensive media collection, and a variety of publications.

 

Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation Arts and Culture Program’s holistic approach of creative placemaking aims to support and assist community revitalization efforts through the integration of arts and culture.

 

Lannan Foundation

Dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities, the Foundation offers support to long-term special projects in the areas of contemporary visual art, literature, indigenous communities, and issues of cultural freedom.

 

LOR Foundation

The LOR Foundation supports livability and quality of life by improving access to nature, recreation, clean water, transportation options, cultural experiences, and economic stability.  They partner with rural communities in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico to protect the character of their towns and the landscapes that surround them.

 

Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant Program

The Toolbox for Education Grant Program, offered by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, provides grants of $2,000 to $5,000 to public K-12 schools, as well as school parent-teacher groups associated with public schools, throughout the United States that develop projects to encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit.

 

Jerry Metcalf Foundation

The Jerry Metcalf Foundation awards grants in the areas of the arts, historical research and preservation, and education, to individuals and groups who are working to enhance Montana's diverse communities.

 

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition.

 

Montana Community Foundation

The Montana Community Foundation is a resource to many non-profit Montana art organizations.

 

Montana History Foundation

The Montana History Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation that provides development and advisory leadership for organizations dedicated to the preservation of Montana’s history and culture.

 

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

Formerly Coming Up Taller, these annual awards focus national attention on outstanding programs across the country that are promote the creativity of America's young people, providing them learning opportunities and the chance to contribute to their communities.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports learning in history, literature, philosophy. Provides grants in research, education, museum exhibitions, documentaries, and preservation.

 

National Institute on Out-of-School Time

A model program that works to create systemic community-based change to improve the quality and availability of programming for children and youth in Boston, Chicago, and Seattle during non-school hours.

 

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

The Foundation will not only support Native arts and cultures but will also stimulate tribal and Native philanthropic investment in the field by distributing direct grants to artists and organizations and leveraging resources through a broad range of philanthropic partnerships.

 

Plum Creek Foundation

The Plum Creek Foundation awards grants throughout their operating area to non-profit organizations that creatively deliver quality arts and performance programs.

 

Puffin Foundation

The Puffin Foundation provides grants to art organizations in the fields of fine arts, film and video, music, photography, theater, and public interest, particularly creative and innovative initiatives that will advance progressive social change.

 

Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development

Seventh Generation Fund supports Native communities whose goals and objectives closely match the program areas of Arts and Cultural Expression, Environmental Health and Justice, Human Rights, Intergenerational Leadership, Sacred Earth, Sustainable Communities, and Women’s Leadership.

 

Sparkplug

The Sparkplug Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are proposing start-up projects in the fields of music, education, and grassroots organizing. In the Music category, the Foundation supports emerging professional musicians or music-development programs. In Education and Teaching, the Foundation funds projects that deal with "the whole student" and with learning as a community activity.

 

Steele-Reese Foundation

Is a charitable trust committed to supporting rural communities and the nonprofit organizations that serve them in Idaho, Montana, and Appalachian Kentucky.

 

Surdna Foundation Thriving Cultures

The Thriving Cultures program supports efforts that encourage teens to explore the arts, involve artists in community development projects and foster the growth and success of local artists as economic engines and agents for social change.

 

Tourism Cares

A nonprofit charity supported by the tourist industry, administers the Worldwide Grant Program to support worthy tourism-related nonprofit organizations working to preserve, conserve, and restore the world's natural, cultural, and historic treasures.

 

Treacy Foundation

Funds bricks and mortar projects and capital campaigns for nonprofits in Montana, as well as higher education scholarships.

 

U.S. Bank

Their giving program is designed to embrace the diversity of our communities.

 

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts.

 

Wiegand Foundation

This foundation is a public benefit non-profit corporation, organized for charitable and educational purposes.

 

 

 

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