Grants For Arts Organizations

Art organizations provide the means for artists to freely express their craft in this rapidly changing world. Art is their voice in promoting cross-cultural understanding in diverse and misrepresented communities. Arts provide us with a sense of community during times of crisis.

For art organizations to succeed with their mission and goals they would need the appropriate funding to continue their operations. Grants awarded by philanthropic foundations and individuals are beneficial to these organizations because they give the needed support in terms of free money and services.

1675 Foundation Grants

1675 Foundation awards grants to organizations that are public charities classified under IRS Code 509(a) and exempted from tax under IRS code 501(c)(3). The foundation supports various organizations including arts institutions and programs providing awareness and access to the arts. The grants are created for the support of the operating expenses of general and special projects. The grants are awarded in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $50,000 depending on the discretion of its Trustees. Grants are given once a year and applications are accepted only once in a 12 month period. Occasionally, multi-year grants are given.

To apply for the grant the following requirements must be submitted on or before October 1 and March 1 (before the distribution meeting of that current month) to be considered:

1. application cover sheet

2. concise narrative containing:

  • mission statement of the organization
  • organization’s description, history and background
  • current programs, accomplishments and activities
  • plans of the organization for next year
  • target population – who the organization or project serves
  • description of program proposal, goals and objectives and population it will serve
  • evidence for the need of the program
  • present status of program
  • other sources of fund for the program and organization
  • evaluation of the program’s results and measure of success

3. Attachments

A complete application form must be sent with the following:

  • copy of the IRS exemption letter of the organization
  • List of Board of Directors and their affiliates
  • Current annual budget and detailed program budget with requested amount
  • latest audited financial statement
  • past major contributors
  • annual report
    The documents must be sent to:
    Daphne Rowe, Executive Director
    1675 Foundation
    c/o Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors
    16 E. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 102
    Ardmore, PA 19003

Abell-Hanger Foundation Grants

The Abell-Hanger Foundation awards grants to national organizations that are located in Texas. These organizations must have a significant operation in providing material benefits to the State of Texas and its citizens. The applicants will be considered on the basis of the degree of their operations. The aim of the grant is to continue the philanthropic mission of its founders Mr. and Mrs. Abell. The foundation supports any charitable, benevolent, missionary and educational undertaking of an organization based in the State of Texas.

    Applications for the grant must be sent to:
    Abell-Hanger Foundation
    PO Box 430
    Midland, Texas 79702-0430
    David L. Smith, Executive Director
    Fax: 432-684-4474

Artistic Programming for Organizations

PGA Foundation awards grants to art organizations to provide funding for high-quality programs that are on-going in the region. It supports the presentation and creation of work done by professional artists in dance, music, literary events, theater, multimedia, visual arts and interdisciplinary works. The Foundation has particular interest in works that are contemporary and focus in addressing current political, social and cultural issues. Projects providing access to arts programming for rural communities are also considered.

To be awarded this grant the organization must be invited by the foundation to submit funding proposals, letters of inquiry and proposal requests. The organization’s goals must be in line with the foundation’s priorities.

To apply for the foundation and acquire its list of requirements:

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