Museum Association of Arizona


Grants and Fellowships


D-Backs Program Grants
Diamondbacks charities

Description: For serving the people of Arizona.
Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: Open

Contact Maxine Royer at or 602-462-6573. 


Shell Grants
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Amount: Varies
Description:  Grant areas include major and cultural arts that promote access to underserved students and communities

Deadline: Open

Arizona Humanities

Mini Grant

Amount: up to $2000

Description: support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience. Mini grants can be used for capacity building, program planning, and implementation. The goal of mini-grants is to foster the capacity-building of small organizations with limited funding, and encourage partnerships and collaboration between nonprofits.

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
General Operating Support Grant
Description : Provides unrestricted awards to non-profit arts and culture organizations located in Pima County. General Operating Support funds invest in an organization’s mission and impact, rather than a specific project or program, and help to support the infrastructure and operational needs of an organization.
Amount: $2,500 to $7,500
Deadline: October 4, 2018

Americana Foundation
American Heritage Grants

Description: Career development support for curatorial and conservation internships within major institutions and universities.
Amount: $15,000 to $50,000
Deadline: October 10, 2018

Wild Ones
Seeds for Education Grant
Description: For projects designed to enhance and develop an appreciation for nature among young people.  Examples of appropriate projects include the establishment of a native plant community in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom, developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities, and/or developing a wetland area to study the effect of native vegetation on water-quality improvement.
Amount: $500
Deadline: October 15, 2018

The Recording Academy
GRAMMY Museum Grants  
Description: Supports efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
Amount: up to $20,000
Deadline: October 15, 2018 (Letter of interest)

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Heritage Grants
Environmental Education: projects that develop awareness, appreciation and understanding of Arizona's wildlife and its environment and to increase responsible actions toward wildlife and their habitat.
Schoolyard Habitat Program: projects that encourage wildlife education on school sites through the development or enhancement of urban wildlife habitats. 
Urban Wildlife/Urban Wildlife Habitat: projects that conserve, enhance and establish wildlife habitats and populations in harmony with urban environments, and that increase public awareness of and support for urban wildlife resources.
Heritage Public Access: increase, maintain or reduce public access as needed, for recreational use in cooperation with Federal land managers, local and State governments, private landowners and public users.
Amount: $1,000-$10,000
Deadline: October 31, 2018

Arizona Humanities
Description: support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience. 
Amount:  up to $2, 000
Applications accepted starting  November 1, 2018

Arizona Humanities
Project Grant
Description:  Public programming across Arizona using the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to the Arizona experience and explore issues of significance to Arizonans. 
Amount: up to $10,000 
Deadline: November 1, 2018, May 1, 2019 (Letter of Intent)

Institute for Library and Museum Services
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Description: Supports activities that build the capacity of African American museums and supports the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums.
Amount: $5,000 - $250,000
Deadline: November 1, 2018

Institute for Library and Museum Services
Native American Native Hawaiian Museum Services 

Description: Supports Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. They are intended to provide opportunities to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship.
Amount: $5,000 - $100,000
Deadline: November 1, 2018

Institute for Library and Museum Services
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
Description Designed to inspire small museums to apply for and implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Inspire! has three project categories: Lifelong Learning; Community Anchors and Catalysts; Collections Stewardship and Public Access.
Amount: $5,000–$50,000
Deadline: November 1, 2018

Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. 
Social Justice Art Projects
Description: Art projects by individuals or organizations that educate and inform the public on important, timely topics facing the country (and planet) that other organizations might hesitate to fund. The foundation gives special consideration to communities and school districts underserved by the arts. In 2019, the foundation will consider projects from individual artists and organizations working within the visual arts, dance, music, theater, photography, film/video, writing, poetry, and public interest platforms.
Amount: $550 to $2,500.
Deadline: December 8, 2018

Institute for Library and Museum Services

Museums for America

Amount: $5,000–$250,000

Description: Supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA has three project categories: Lifelong Learning; Community Anchors and Catalysts; Collections Stewardship and Public Access

Deadline: December 14, 2018

Institute for Library and Museum Services

Museums Empowered

Amount: $5,000–$250,000

Description: Supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum

Deadline: December 14, 2018

Institute for Library and Museum Services

National Leadership Grants for Museums

Amount: $5,000–$1,000,000

Description: Projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. 
Deadline: December 14, 2018

AzAA Scholarship Program
Amount: up to $1,000
Description: Support of student internship. Projects need to be finite and concise, and not be a part of a larger ongoing project, so that interns can begin and complete one project in its entirety.
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Contact Renee D. James, Internship Coordinator,

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Description:  Supports partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in a variety of community settings for learners of any age. Community/social service organizations or governmental entities partnered with arts organizations or professional teaching artists are eligible to apply.
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Arizona Commission for the Arts
Professional Development Grants
Description: Designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators, and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth. Learning activities include (but are not limited to) the following:Participation in conferences or symposia; Artist residencies;Workshops, institutes, fellowships. Learning activities must be structured and documentable. Applicants must make a compelling case as to why a particular learning activity was selected and how it will have a substantial impact on their work and/or community.
Amount: $500-$750
Deadline:  January 31, 2019

Terra Foundation
American Art Exhibitions
Description: Supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980.
Deadline: March 1, 2019

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P.O. Box 63902, Phoenix, Arizona 85082


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