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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants for Arts Projects 

Provides  funding opportunities to strengthen the nation’s arts and culture ecosystem. Grants are available for arts projects in a wide variety of artistic disciplines.
Amount: $10,000 to $100,000  
Deadline:  July 11, 2024

Arts Scottsdale
Community Arts Grant Program 

Provides funding to arts and culture organizations based in Scottsdale and the surrounding Valley for a variety of programs, serving diverse community interests and fostering the long-term growth of Scottsdale’s arts organizations.
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: July 15, 2024

National Humanities Alliance
NHC Equitable Access Grants

Supports the attendance and travel expenses to the 2024 National Humanities Conference (Providence, Rhode Island, November 13-17, 2024).
Deadline: July 15, 2024

Western Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology
Student/Emerging Professional Scholarship Fund

Financial support to current students and recent graduates in historic preservation or related fields. to specifically help with expenses towards attending the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) annual conference, or other WCAPT or APTI sponsored events.  
Deadline: July 15, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants

Supports projects to create and enhance access to collections of rare books, manuscript and archival materials, born-digital records, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture.
Amount: Planning: up to $50,000; Implementation: up to $350,000  
Deadline: July 16, 2024 

Big Lots Foundation
Community Support Grants

Support is provided to nonprofit organizations in communities where Big Lots operates stores (various locations throughout the continental United States), distribution centers, and its corporate office. Support, which is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind, focuses on the areas of healthcare, housing, hunger, and education, especially programs serving women and children. Priority is given to projects that have a Big Lots associate actively involved. 
Deadlines: January 1 and July 1, annually.

National Endowment for the Arts
Our Town

Supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. Successful projects demonstrate a specific role for arts, culture, and design as part of strategies for strengthening local communities, ultimately centering equity and laying the groundwork for long-term systems change tailored to community needs and opportunities. 
Amount: $25,000 to $150,000
Deadline: August 15, 2024

National Park Service
History of Equal Rights Grants

Helps preserve sites related to the struggle to achieve equal rights for all Americans by funding a broad range of preservation projects for historic sites including: architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures.
Amount: $15,000 to $750,000
Deadline: August 20, 2024

National Park Service
Underrepresented Communities Grant

Supports 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. National Park Service takes a broad view on the definition of underrepresented, and looks for that case to be made in the application.
Deadline: August 29, 2024

Terra Foundation for American Art
Collections Grants

Provides support for organizations to reinterpret and re-present their collections through reinstallations or temporary exhibitions drawn from their permanent collections.
Amount: $25,000 to $75,000
Deadline (Letter of Inquiry): August 1, 2024

NASA
TEAM II Community Anchor Awards

Funds proposals led by Informal Education Institutions (IEIs) to provide inquiry- or experiential-based educational opportunities with direct alignment to major NASA missions for students and the public, and their learning support systems of families and informal and formal educators and institutions, in support of federal and Agency strategies, goals, objectives and priorities relevant to STEM education and engagement.
Deadline August 27, 2024

Decorative Arts Trust
IDEAL Internship Grants

Funds summer and academic-year internships that focus on the decorative arts and object-based research, exhibitions, installations, and educational programs.
Deadline: August 31, 2024

National Park Service
African American Civil Rights Grants

Funds a broad range of preservation projects including survey and inventory, National Register nominations, oral histories and more and do not require a funding match. Grants are split into two different opportunities, "preservation projects" and "history projects".
Deadline: September 5, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities
Climate Smart Humanities Organizations

Supports climate-informed strategic planning to create comprehensive organizational assessments that lead to institutional climate-informed strategic plans. Assessment types include mitigation, which looks for ways to reduce an institution’s impact on the environment, and adaptation, which looks for ways to protect the organization from climate impacts.
Amount: up to $300,000
Deadline: September 18, 2024

NASA
TEAM II STEM Innovator Awards

Funds proposals led by Informal Education Institutions (IEIs) to provide inquiry- or experiential-based educational opportunities with direct alignment to major NASA missions for students and the public, and their learning support systems of families and informal and formal educators and institutions, in support of federal and Agency strategies, goals, objectives and priorities relevant to STEM education and engagement.
Deadline: September 26, 2024


ONGOING AND ROLLING DEADLINES

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  
Jumpstart

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

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

AgWest Farm Credit
Rural Community Grants
Provide support to nonprofit organizations for projects that improve rural communities within Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Supported projects include efforts such as building or improving facilities, purchasing necessary equipment to facilitate a local program, and funding capital improvements which enhance a community’s infrastructure or prosperity.  Applicants must have a letter of support written by a current AgWest employee or an active AgWest customer.
Amount: up to $5000
Deadline: On-going

Arizona Humanities
Mini-Grants

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

National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Peter H. Brink Leadership Fund

Helps to build the capacity of existing preservation organizations and encourages collaboration among these organizations by providing grants for mentoring and other peer-to-peer and direct organizational development and learning opportunities. Fund may be used to reimburse travel costs (airfare, train tickets, taxis and/or mileage reimbursement) and to pay an honorarium to the mentor (maximum of $250/day). Only Organizational Level Forum members or Main Street America members of the National Trust are eligible to apply.  
Deadline: Rolling

Americana Foundation
American Heritage

Supports projects and programs that seek to broaden the inclusivity of early American art and the early American historical narrative to “tell the full story of” the American experience. Examples of eligible projects include interpretation or reinterpretation of art, decorative arts, or other objects of early American material culture (“Americana”) and their placement on public display; internships, fellowships, apprenticeships, and other career development opportunities for people interested in the curation, conservation, preservation, or restoration of Americana; and exhibits, visual media, interactive experiences, and other educational programs that contribute to better understanding or “tell the full story” of the American experience.
Amount: $10,000 to $25,000
Deadline: Rolling

USDA Rural Development
Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

Provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.  Examples of essential community facilities include: Educational services such as museums, libraries or private schools




Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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