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Kresge Foundation 
Arts & Culture Grants

Focuses on Creative Placemaking, an approach to community development and urban planning that integrates arts, culture, and community-engaged design strategies. Grants are made in three specific focus areas: national networks; local systems, and place-based initiatives.
Deadline: On-going

The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation
Supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the communities the company serves in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Foundation's areas of interest include health and wellness, education, hunger relief, disaster relief, and team sports and youth development.
Deadline: On-going

The National Federation of the Blind and Tactile Images
Museums,  Science  Centers,  and  Cultural  Institutions Grants

Discount (25-50%) on at least three tactile displays using Tactile Images’ technology.
Deadline: On-going

Arizona Preservation Foundation  

Helps Arizona non-profit organizations jumpstart historic preservation efforts in their communities, especially if a historic resource is threatened.
Amount: up to $2,000
Deadline: On-going

Arizona Preservation Foundation
Digital Innovation

To develop digital content delivery tools. Examples include virtual tours, digital exhibitions, augmented reality, or other digital tools to make preservation assets accessible during the COVID-19 event. Grant recipients must make the project available to the public, and allow the project to be promoted by APF. The grant can be used for equipment, staff, contracting, subscription services, or other costs related to the project.
Amount: $500
Deadline: On-going 

U.S. Bank Foundation
Community Possible Grants

Access to Artistic and Cultural Programming & Arts Education funding includes programs that provide access to cultural activities, the visual and performing arts, museums, zoos and aquariums, and botanic gardens for individuals and families living in underserved communities; funding for local arts organizations that enhance the economic vitality of the community; programs that provide funding for arts-focused nonprofit organizations that bring visual and performing arts; and programming to low- and moderate-income K-12 schools and youth centers
Deadline: On-going

Hometown Grants

Projects that revitalize community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less
Amount: up to $50,000
Deadline: Quarterly

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Community Strong Corporate Philanthropy Program

Strengthen and support organizations whose programs benefit the community and help create a healthier Arizona. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, as well as religious organizations with a nonsectarian program. Funding priorities include the following issues: critical health concerns, the social determinants of health, business and civic engagement, and arts and culture.
Deadline: On-going

Arizona Humanities

Support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience.    Restricted to organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less (Larger institutions may partner with a smaller institution that will lead the program or project.)
Amount: up to $2,000.
Deadline: On-going

National Council on Public History
Mini-Conferences and After Work Event Grants

Designed to help NCPH members maintain the energy, conviviality, and productivity of the annual meeting year-round.
Mini-Con Collaboration
Amount: up to $200 in seed money
Mini-Con Partnership
Amount: Up to $350 in seed money 

Americana Foundation
American Heritage Grants

Projects that preserve or restore high-quality classic and handcrafted furniture, decorative arts, and similar objects of early American material culture and their placement on public display; offer training, apprenticeships, and other career development opportunities to people interested in the curation, conservation, preservation or restoration of Americana or America’s historic buildings and cultural landscapes; undertake select preservation or restoration projects in significant buildings that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and other important public spaces and cultural landscapes (with a focus in Michigan); and produce publications, exhibits, visual media, interactive experiences, or educational programs.
Amount: $10,000 to $30,000
Deadlines: July 1, 2023; October 1, 2023

TourWest Grants

Provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of touring performers and literary artists within the 13-state WESTAF region.
Amount: up to $5,000 or 50% of the overall programming expenses, whichever is less.
Deadline:  May 29, 2023  

Union Pacific Foundation
Community Ties Giving Program: Local Grants

Community Spaces Focus Area provides funding for programs and projects that create, sustain or expand artistic and cultural experiences offered to a broad and diverse audience (e.g., museums, theatres, libraries, concerts, lectures, etc.);  preserve and share the unique culture and history of the local community; build the capacity of community spaces-focused organizations to integrate DEI best practices internally and/or within their community programs.
Amount: $2,500 - $25,000
Deadline: May 31, 2023

Western Museums Association
Wanda Chin Professional Development Scholarship

Funding to attend the 2023 WMA Annual Meeting in Pasadena CA, October 5-8, 2023 for students, emerging professionals and mid-career professionals.
Deadline: June 2, 2023

GRAMMY Museum Grant Program

To support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas.
Amounts: Preservation Implementation: up to $20,000; Assessment And/Or Consultation: up to $5,000  
Deadline: June 2, 2023 (LOI)

National Endowment for the Humanities
Public Impact Projects at Smaller Organizations

Supports the efforts of small and mid-sized cultural organizations to amplify their interpretation of content grounded in disciplines from the humanities through the evaluation of public programs and audience engagement; collaboration with consultants to assess new interpretive opportunities; professional development to enhance interpretive skills; development and implementation of exhibitions, tours, and other public programs
Amount: up to $25,000
Deadline: June 28, 2023

Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N)
Micro-grants for Professional Development

Supports both individuals and institutions who are looking to enhance their digital preservation capacities, those who may have digital preservation challenges stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as emerging professionals with an interest in digital preservation, and any information worker laid off or furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amount: up to $2,500
Deadline: June 30, 2023

Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network
Professional Development Funding for Digital Preservation

Supports library, archive and museum professionals in the area of digital preservation from a wide variety of providers, and for some workshops and conferences
Amount: up to $2,500
Deadline: June 30, 2024

American Association for State and Local History
Douglas Evelyn Diversity Fellowships

Support includes the registration for the AASLH Annual Conference (Boise ID, September 6-9, 2023), a one-year individual AASLH membership, and $700 toward travel and hotel expenses.
Deadline: July 1, 2023. 

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants for Arts Projects

Funds arts projects in the following disciplines: Artist Communities, Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Arts, Theater, and Visual Arts.
Amount: $10,000 to $100,000.
Deadline: July 6, 2023

National Park Service
History of Equal Rights Grant Program

Helps preserve sites related to the struggle to achieve equal rights in America. These grants are not limited to any specific group and are intended to include the broadest possible interpretation of eligible sites. This marks the 4th round of funding for the History of Equal Rights grant program, after being established by Congress in 2019. Currently $5 million is available in funding through the program.
Amount: $15,000 to $750,000
Deadline: July 11, 2023 

Public Scholars Training Fellowship

Provides in-depth training for anthropologists in the craft of science communication and public scholarship. Each year will present a particular theme, drawing primarily from the research areas around cultural evolution: the Wisdom of World Cultures (2022–2023); the Impacts of Technology (2023–2024); and Global Challenges, Cultural Opportunities (2024–2025).
Deadline: July 15, 2023   

National Park Service
Underrepresented Communities Grant Program

Aims to diversify the National Register of Historic Places by supporting the survey, inventory, or nomination of new sites or amending of previous listings to the National Register or as a National Historic Landmark, that help tell the stories of communities that are currently underrepresented.
Amount: $15,000 to $75,000
Deadline: July 18, 2023

National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Supports projects to extend the reach of humanities collections (e.g., collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects) and make their intellectual content widely accessible.  Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.
Amount: up to $350,000
Deadline: July 18, 2023

Library of Congress
Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Grants for Libraries, Archives, Museums

Provides support to libraries, archives, and museums that use Library of Congress digital materials to create projects that center one or more of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and/or other communities of color in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, territories and commonwealths.
Amount: up to $70,000
Deadline:  September 7, 2023.

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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