Museum Association of Arizona


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

Arizona Game and Fish Department 
Heritage Fund Grants  

Conservation efforts such as protecting endangered species, educating students and the general public about wildlife and the outdoors, and creating new opportunities for outdoor recreation in thefollowing categories: schoolyard habitat, urban wildlife/habitat, public access, and Identification, Inventory, Acquisition, Protection and Management (IIAPM). 
Deadline: October 31, 2019

Grants for Gardens 

Provided  to K-12 school gardens nationwide to help children start thinking more holistically about their food, their communities, and the planet. Grants may be used to purchase any supplies for an edible garden, such as plants, seeds, raised beds, fencing, wheelbarrows, greenhouses, and drip irrigation systems. Public, charter, and private schools, as well as school districts and nonprofit organizations supporting a school garden, are eligible to apply.
Amount: $3,000 - $5,000  
Deadline: November 1, 2019

Institute for Museum and Library Services 
Museums For America  

Supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public in three project categories: Lifelong Learning;
Amount: $5,000–$250,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019  

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museum Grants For African American Culture And History  

Builds the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums; Supports projects that nurture museum professionals, build institutional capacity, and increase access to museum and archival collections at African American museums and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Amount: $5,000 - $250,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019  

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Helps small museums 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 15, 2019

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museums Empowered

Supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum. Museums Empowered has four project categories: Digital Technology; Diversity and Inclusion; Evaluation; Organizational Management
Amount: $5,000-$250,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Institute for Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Museum

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. This program has five project categories:Collections Care and Public Access; Data, Analysis, and Assessment; Digital Platforms and Applications; Diversity and Inclusion; Professional Development
Amount: $5,000–$1,000,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019

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

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 15, 2019  

National Science Foundation
INCLUDES (NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) Planning Grant

Supports planning efforts necessary to build capacity to establish future centers, alliances, or other large-scale networks endeavoring to address a broadening participation challenge in STEM.
Deadlines: December 3, 2019, and July 13, 2020.

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants

Supports collaborative projects taking place in-school, after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services in one of the following three categories:
Planning: Future project planning, curriculum development, evaluation, resource development, etc.
Professional Development: Training and learning for certified arts educators, classroom teachers, administration, teacher/artist teams, etc.
Student Learning: Sequential, hands-on learning in, though, and/or about the arts.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline:  January 30, 2019

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants

Supports partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in community settings for learners of any age in one of the following three categories:
Participant Engagement: For projects taking place over a period of time with a group of identified participants with arts learning and/or creative expression outcomes.
Planning: For projects focusing on evaluation, resource development, etc., and/or planning for a future Participant Engagement project.
Professional Development: For projects providing arts-based training and learning for the staff, administration, etc., of the applicant.
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline:  January 30, 2019

Institute for Museum and Library Services/Foundation for Advancement in Conservation
Collections Assessment For Preservation (CAP) Program  

A CAP assessment is a study of an institution’s collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its collections care policies and procedures. The assessment involves a site visit by collections and building assessors, who spend two days touring the museum and interviewing staff and governing officials. The assessors then prepare a comprehensive report that outlines recommendations for improving collections care.
Deadline: February 1, 2020 

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P.O. Box 63902, Phoenix, Arizona 85082


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