Grants for Crafts and the Crafts Business Industry

There are several organizations and institutions that are private and helping the empowerment of the craft industry. These organizations are offering grants for crafts by providing free money. There are organizations that offer specific grants for a particular crafts.

Women’s Business Grants

The Women’s Business Grants by Women’s Finance is offering cash grants amounting to $100 and $500. For the year 2011, the application deadline is yet to be announced, but it will be awarded on November 15. This grant is made available for women owning or wanting to begin their craft business. The application guidelines and eligibility is yet to be finalized. For more updates on this grant, visit The website frequently gives updates about the program. For questions and inquiries, send an email to

American Craft Council

The American Craft Council or the ACC is supporting new crafts people that need to raise money that will be used for continuing finishing their work and craft projects. The ACC is providing grants to all eligible crafters in all the field of specialties who desire to focus on learning and developing contemporary or modern crafts. For more details, you can call ACC at (612) 206 – 3100 or (800) 836 – 3470 or email your inquiries at

1224 Marshall St. NE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55413-1036

CERF + or the Craft Emergency Relief Fund

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund or popularly known as the CERF+ is supporting professional crafters in their field of expertise. These funds are intended for crafters as well as artists who lose their income through natural disasters or phenomena or a long-time infirmity that makes them stop from working and earning money. The fund can also be used for discounts, waivers and donations that he or she can use for craft related activities.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund
P.O. Box 838
28 Elm Street #2
Montpelier, VT 05601-0838

Kentucky Art and Crafts Foundation

The grants offered by the Kentucky Art and Crafts Foundation are offering support for Kentucky crafters and artists. Through arts, the foundation is exposing Kentucky children to hands-on learning experience. Applicants for the grants offered by the foundation can apply to the foundations grant. The deserving applicants can receive cash grant of up to $1,000. The application for this grant is set yearly at June. For further inquiries, you can call the foundation at (502) 589 – 0102.

715 West Main St.,
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202

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