Current Funding Opportunities

grants for arts projects


Grants for Arts Projects is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program for organizations based in the United States. Through project-based funding, NEA 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.

ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the National Endowment for the Arts. (More Info) 

Funder: National Endowment for the Arts

Maximum Award: $10,000 to $100,000.

Deadline: July 6, 2023.


The Gladys krieble delmas foundation Humanities program


The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.

Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship. Programs of institutions in Venice relating to the humanities are eligible in this category. The geographical concentration is primarily but not exclusively directed toward European and American history and letters, broadly defined.

The Humanities Program is primarily directed to institutions of higher education and humanistic enterprises such as learned societies, museums, and major editorial projects. The program may also consider, on a selective basis, projects that increase the exposure of those outside these institutions to the humanistic experience or that strengthen preparation for the humanistic disciplines.  The prime criterion remains that of Gladys and Jean Delmas: a commitment to excellence, whether proven or promised. (More Info)

Funder: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Maximum Award: Not listed.

Deadline: Anytime.


David Rockefeller Fund for arts


The David Rockefeller Fund focuses on "cultivating, showcasing and disseminating the stories of innovative art for social change." According to the the Fund's website, it "supports arts and culture organizations that are using the arts to amplify social justice movements and/or progressive power-building efforts, nationally [and] seeks to fund exemplary and inspiring efforts that demonstrate how artistic practice can move beyond a single person or institution, affect much broader communities than a single audience, and advance social, economic, and ecological justice." The Fund is  "particularly interested in work that inspires civic engagement; ensures that political and social movements incorporate arts and culture into their strategy; and places the priorities and needs of those historically marginalized at the center of healing processes of communities impacted by environmental/climate injustice, mass incarceration, over-policing, and other forms of racial injustice."

To apply, grantseekers should submit brief 1–2-page letters of inquiry related to the Fund's program priorities on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please submit all LOIs through their online portal(More Info)

Funder: David Rockefeller Fund

Maximum Award: Not listed but previous awards have not exceeded $200,000.

Deadline: Rolling submissions




The EAR Instrumentation and Facilities Program (EAR/IF) will support meritorious requests for instrument-based and human research infrastructure that will advance understanding of the Earth system, contribute toward training a diverse geoscience workforce, and encourage efforts to support belonging, accessibility, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (BAJEDI).The NSF Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) hereby solicits proposals for research infrastructure that is necessary to advance understanding of the Earth System including: the structure, properties and dynamics of the solid Earth and the interactions between the solid Earth and its biosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and atmosphere; the history and evolution of life; and the history and dynamics of Earth’s climate.

EAR/IF will consider proposals for:

1) Equipment Acquisition or Upgrade
2) Instrumentation and/or Technique Development
3) Technician Support
4) Community Facility Support
5) Continental Drilling Planning

Funder: National Science Foundation

Maximum Award: $4,000,000

Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime


Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities


Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones.

Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills. (More info.)

Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities

Maximum Award: $150,000

Deadline: May 7, 2024