Application Process: Once you have taken the eligibility quiz and reviewed the Policies and Priorities of the program, you may submit an application online or mail/deliver it to the Foundation. Either go to the Apply page and setup a login name and password if you are applying online or download the .pdf of the application.
Contact Foundation: The Foundation encourages applicants to contact Foundation staff to ask questions and to discuss potential applications.
Review Process: Proposals submitted to the Foundation will be acknowledged upon receipt. The program staff person assigned to the application will then contact the applicant to ask questions, request additional information, and complete any necessary steps prior to the Board’s review. Staff conducts research, and consults with experts for their confidential assessments of arts organizations and artists.
The proposal is presented to the Board of Directors in the form of a written narrative, budget analysis, summary of research findings, and recommendation by staff. The Directors may accept or reject staff's recommendation. The Board makes the final grant decisions, which are then conveyed to applicants. The Board will not review a new proposal from a declined applicant until one year has passed from the time of the initial Board action.
Application Deadline: There are no application deadlines. Applications are assessed by program staff and assigned for review by the Board of Directors in one of the Foundation's four annual meetings. Applicants should allow four to five months for evaluation of proposals. The Foundation does not fund retroactively; therefore, applicants should submit applications well in advance of the inception of a program so that a reply from the Foundation may be obtained before the program begins.
Application Requirements: Download the form below for a full list of information you will need for the application.
The Foundation currently is not accepting new applications for the General Program. Unless you are a current grantee requesting continued support for a program or project, please do not start an application. Contact The Foundation with questions.