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.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department
Heritage Fund Grants
Amount: $500 to $10,000 (depending on category)
Description: Funds projects that result in a discrete product, e.g., facility, property feature, written report, or program available to the public, or used for public benefit in the following categories: environmental education, outdoor education, schoolyard habitat, urban wildlife/habitat, public access; and Identification, Inventory, Acquisition, Protection and Management (IIAPM).
Deadline: October 31, 2017

Arizona Humanities

Project Grants

Amount: up to $10,000

Description: Support public programming across Arizona using the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to the Arizona experience and explore issues of significance to Arizonans.

Deadline: November 1, 2017; May 1, 2018 (Letter of Intent)

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museums For America

Grant 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: Learning Experiences;  Community AnchorsCollections Stewardship
Deadline: December 01, 2017

Institute for Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants For Museums

Grant Amount: $5,000–$1,000,000
Description: Supports 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. National Leadership Grants for Museums has four project categories:
Advancing Digital Assets and Capacity; Diversity and Inclusion; Collections Care and Access; Professional Development
Deadline: December 01, 2017

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program
Description: support 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: Grant Amount: $5,000 - $75,000
Deadline: December 1, 2017

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Description: Projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums.
Grant Amount: $5,000 - $150,000
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Youth Garden Grants

Description: Any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of three and 18 is eligible to apply.
Amount: $600 to $1600
Deadline: December 8, 2017

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Professional Development Grants  
Amount: $500 to $750
Description: Professional Development Grants (PDG) are 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 or administrator residencies; Training with mentors/master artists
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Terra Foundation
Exhibition Grants

Description: Supports exhibitions that increase the understanding and appreciation of historical American art (circa 1500–1980). The foundation has a particular interest in exhibitions that add an international dimension to the study or presentation of historical American art or take place in Chicago.
Deadline: March 1, 2018 (Letter of Inquiry)


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