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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS


Kresge Foundation 
Arts & Culture Grants

Focuses on Creative Placemaking, an approach to community development and urban planning that integrates arts, culture, and community-engaged design strategies. Grants are made in three specific focus areas: national networks; local systems, and place-based initiatives.
Deadline: On-going

The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation
Supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the communities the company serves in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Foundation's areas of interest include health and wellness, education, hunger relief, disaster relief, and team sports and youth development.
Deadline: On-going

The National Federation of the Blind and Tactile Images
Museums,  Science  Centers,  and  Cultural  Institutions Grants

Discount (25-50%) on at least three tactile displays using Tactile Images’ technology.
Deadline: On-going

Arizona Preservation Foundation  
Jumpstart

Helps Arizona non-profit organizations jumpstart historic preservation efforts in their communities, especially if a historic resource is threatened.
Amount: up to $2,000
Deadline: On-going

Arizona Preservation Foundation
Digital Innovation

To develop digital content delivery tools. Examples include virtual tours, digital exhibitions, augmented reality, or other digital tools to make preservation assets accessible during the COVID-19 event. Grant recipients must make the project available to the public, and allow the project to be promoted by APF. The grant can be used for equipment, staff, contracting, subscription services, or other costs related to the project.
Amount: $500
Deadline: On-going 

U.S. Bank Foundation
Community Possible Grants

Access to Artistic and Cultural Programming & Arts Education funding includes programs that provide access to cultural activities, the visual and performing arts, museums, zoos and aquariums, and botanic gardens for individuals and families living in underserved communities; funding for local arts organizations that enhance the economic vitality of the community; programs that provide funding for arts-focused nonprofit organizations that bring visual and performing arts; and programming to low- and moderate-income K-12 schools and youth centers
Deadline: On-going

T-Mobile
Hometown Grants

Projects that revitalize community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less
Amount: up to $50,000
Deadline: Quarterly

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Community Strong Corporate Philanthropy Program

Strengthen and support organizations whose programs benefit the community and help create a healthier Arizona. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, as well as religious organizations with a nonsectarian program. Funding priorities include the following issues: critical health concerns, the social determinants of health, business and civic engagement, and arts and culture.
Deadline: On-going

Captain Planet Foundation
Project Learning Garden Grants

Provides teachers with hands-on training, a curriculum aligned to national standards, lesson kits filled with supplies, a schoolyard garden, a fully equipped garden cooking cart, and a summer garden management intern.
Deadline: January 31, 2022

Arizona Parks
State Parks Heritage Fund Grants   
 
Provides grant opportunities for trail projects, outdoor environmental education programs, local, regional, and state parks, as well as historic preservation projects through legislatively-appropriated funds.
Amount: $5,000 to $300,000
Deadline: February 1, 2022, May 1, 2022

National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Trust Preservation Fund Grants

Encourages preservation at the local level by supporting on-going preservation work and by providing seed money for preservation projects. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for preservation projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector.
Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: February 1, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants for Arts Projects

Supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.
Amount: $10,000 to $100,000
Deadline: February 10, 2022

Chamiza Foundation
Pueblo Indian Culture Preservation

For programs that directly relate to some aspect of the preservation and/or continuity of Pueblo culture and traditional lifeways.   Proposals are invited from New Mexico’s nineteen Pueblo Indian tribal communities; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, El Paso, Texas, member of the All-Pueblo Council of Governors and the 20th Pueblo; Pueblo community leaders; and non-Pueblo organizations that serve Pueblo communities.
Amount: $3,000 to $12,000.
Deadline: February 11, 2022 and May 15, 2022

National Park Service
NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation Grants

Provide funding (no cost-share required) to support the efforts of Museums, Indian Tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations as they consult on and document Native American human remains and cultural items in non-Federal collections.
Deadline: March 11, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts
Challenge America

Offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved.
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: April 21, 2022

National Park Service
NAGPRA Repatriation Grants

Provide funding to support the efforts of Museums, Indian Tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations as they repatriate Native American human remains and cultural items in non-Federal collections
Deadline: May 13, 2022



Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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