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Grant Database

This is a growing grants database with fundraising opportunities focusing on awards averaging $1,000+, prioritize BIPOC and LGBTQIA+, and unrestricted funding.

Grant
Deadline
Category
Type
Award
Location
501(c)(3)?
Link
Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP) Awards
2022/09/26
BIPOC, Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$1,500
Washington State
Individuals
https://artisttrust.org/grants/grants-for-artists-progress/
Arts Counsil Santa Cruz County: Cultivate
2022/09/28
Artists
Arts + Culture
$3,000
Santa Cruz, CA
Individuals
https://www.artscouncilsc.org/for-grantseekers/
SFAC: Special Project Grants | (SPX)
2022/09/28
Public Arts
Arts + Culture
$15,000 to $400,000
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3)
https://www.sfartscommission.org/node/2782
SFAC: Creative Space Grant
2022/10 To be updated
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$50,000-$100,000
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/cultural-equity-initiatives-cei
Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
2022/10/01
Unrestricted, Mature Artists
Arts + Culture
$25,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/individual-support-grant-1
Artadia - Atlanta
2022/10/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Atlanta, GA
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/
East Bay Fund for Artists
2022/10/03
New Work Commission
Arts + Culture
$5,000-$25,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals, Organizations
https://www.ebcf.org/initiatives/east-bay-fund-for-artists/
The Bennett Prize
2022/10/07
Womxn*
Figurative Painting
$50,000
United States
Individuals
https://thebennettprize.org/call-for-entries
CalHum: Quick Grants
2022/10/17
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$1,000-$5,000
California
501(c)(3)
https://calhum.org/funding-opportunities/humanities-for-all-quick-grants/
SFAC: San Francisco Artist Grant
2022/11 To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
$20,000
San Francisco, CA
Individuals
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/san-francisco-artist-grant
Artadia - Houston
2022/11/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Houston, TX
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/
Oaklash Disability Fund
2022/11/11
Unrestricted, Disability
Performance Makers
$500-$1,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://www.oaklash.com/grants
LAMBDA Literary Awards for LGBTQ Writers
2022/11/18
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Students
Writing
$1,000-$5,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://lambdaliterary.org/awards/lammys-submissions/
SFFILM Rainin Grant
2022/12 To be updated
Artists
Narrative Film
$10,000-$50,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://sffilm.org/rainin-grant/
Kevin Zeese Emerging Activists Fund
2022/12/13
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture, Activism
$20,000
United States
Individuals, Organizations
https://popularresistance.org/kevin-zeese/?utm_source=Words+of+Mouth&utm_campaign=d2fbfc3142-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_22_06_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d4310f52d6-d2fbfc3142-242911193
Markowski-Leach Scholarship
2023/01 To be updated
LGBTQIA+, Students
Writing
$2,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://mlscholarships.org/?mc_cid=887a15cece
The Berkeley FILM Foundation (BFF)
2023/01 To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
$12,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://berkeleyfilmfoundation.org/apply
Fleishhacker Foundation - Small Arts Grants
2023/01/23
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$1,000-$10,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3)
https://www.fleishhackerfoundation.org/small-arts
Artadia - Los Angeles
2023/02 To be updated
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Los Angeles, CA
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/
Harpo Foundation
2023/02 To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
$10,000
United States
Individuals
http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/grants-for-visual-artists/
NEA: Grants for Arts Projects
2023/02 To be updated
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$10,000 to $100,000
United States
501(c)(3)
https://www.arts.gov/grants/apply-grant/grants-organizations
Sustainable Arts Foundation
2023/02 To be updated
Unrestricted, Parents
Arts + Culture
$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://apply.sustainableartsfoundation.org/
Virgina A. Groot Foundation
2023/02/01
Unrestricted
Ceramics
$10,000 to $50,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.virginiaagrootfoundation.org/
Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize
2023/02/15
LGBTQIA+, Students
Writing, Poety
$5,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://lambdaliteraryawards.submittable.com/submit/180682/2021-jim-duggins-outstanding-mid-career-novelists-prize?mc_cid=887a15cece
Graham Foundation
2023/02/25
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$30,000
United States
501(c)(3)
http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs?mode=organization
LIFT Early Career Support for Native Artists
2023/03 To be updated
BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$10,000
United States
Be an enrolled member or citizen of a federally-recognized or state-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native corporation, or of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Applicants will be asked to provide documentation of their Native citizenship or ancestry
https://www.nativeartsandcultures.org/lift-eligibility
Arts Innovator Micro Grants
2023/03 To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
$500-$1,000
San Bernardino, CA
Individuals
https://artsconnectionnetwork.org/arts-innovator-microgrant-program/
Artadia - Chicago
2023/03 To be updated
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Chicago, IL
Individual
https://artadia.org/awards/
Arts Inovator Award
2023/03 To be updated
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$25,000
Washington, USA
Individuals, Organizations
https://artisttrust.org/awards/arts-innovator-award/
Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design
2023/03/01
Unrestricted
Public Art
$30,000
United States
Individuals, Organizations
https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/promotion-and-recognition/awards-for-arts-achievement/jorge-and-darlene-perez-prize-in-public-art-civic-design
Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions
2023/03/08
Artists
New Media
$150,000
United States
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://creative-capital.org/creative-capital-x-hewlett-foundation-hewlett-50-arts-commissions/
YBCA Artist Power Convenings
2023/03/16
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+
Arts + Culture
$2,500
Alameda and San Mateo
Individuals, Organizations
https://ybca.org/artist-power-convenings/?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=APCon
Arts Counsil Santa Cruz County: Support Grant
2023/03/23
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$7,000
Santa Cruz, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.artscouncilsc.org/for-grantseekers/
Markowski-Leach Scholarship
2023/03/31
LGBTQIA+, Students
University Scholarship
$2,500
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://mlscholarships.org/?mc_cid=6d05ac8c5b
The Franklin Furnace Fund
2023/04 To be updated
Artists
Performance
$5,000
International
Individuals
https://franklinfurnaceloft.org/grants-and-funding/the-fund/
CA$H Dance
2023/04 To be updated
Artists, Organizations
Dance, Movement
$3,500
Bay Area, CA
Individuals, Organizations
https://dancersgroup.org/funding/cash/
Wilhem Family Foundation
2023/04 To be updated
Organizations
Arts + Culture
TBA
United States
501(c)(3)
https://wilhelmfamilyfoundation.org/grants/
NEA: Challenge America
2023/04/09
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$10,000
United States
501(c)(3)
https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description
CCI Cali Catalyst
2023/04/29
Artists
Arts + Culture
$5,000
California, USA
Individuals
https://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/cali_grants.htm
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Cycle 1
2023/05 To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
$5,000
Manhattan, NYC
Individuals
https://www.nomaanyc.org/opportunities/nomaa-2022-small-grants-for-individual-artists/?utm_source=pocket_mylist
MAP Fund
2023/05 To be updated
Artists
Performance
$30,000
United States
Individuals
https://mapfundblog.org/
The Living Cultures Grant
2023/05 To be updated
BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$5,000
California
501(c)(3)
https://www.actaonline.org/program/living-cultures-grant/
Women Photograph - Nikon
2023/05 To be updated
Womxn*, BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.womenphotograph.com/grants-2022
Creative Work Fund
2023/05 To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
$15,000 - $45,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://creativeworkfund.org/grant-guidelines
Not Real Art
2023/05/01
Artists
Arts + Culture
$2,000
United States, Canada
Individuals
https://notrealartgrant2021.paperform.co/
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Cycle 2
2023/05/09
Artists
Arts + Culture
$5,000
Manhattan, NYC
Individuals
http://Individuals
Gerbode Special Awards in the Arts
2023/05/18
Artists, Organizations
Music + Sound Design
$2,500 to $100,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.gerbode.org/arts
VIA Art: Spring Artistic Production Grant
2023/05/23
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$25-$100k
United States
Individuals, Organizations
http://viaartfund.org/apply/
CCI Zoo Labs: FUND
2023/06 To be updated
Unrestricted, BIPOC
Music
$225,000 in Fund
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://www.cciarts.org/zoo_labs.html
Artadia - Bay Area
2023/06 To be updated
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Bay Area
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/howtoapply/
Pew Center
2023/06 To be updated
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$50,000 to $400,000
Philadelphia
501(c)(3)
https://www.pewcenterarts.org/apply
AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Foundation Grant 2020
2023/06 To be updated
BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.ahlfoundation.org/project-grant/
Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation
2023/06 To be updated
Artists
Painting, Sculpture, Photography
$1,500
United States
Individuals
http://chenvenfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities
2023/06/15
Visual, media, music, performing, and literary artists
Arts + Culture
$1,000
New York City
Disabled Artists
https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/the-barbara-and-carl-zydney-grant-for-artists-with-disabilities/
LGBTQIAP+ Photography Grant
2023/07 To be updated
LGBTQIA+
Photography
$3,000
Washington, DC
Individuals
https://www.apadc.com/grant
The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists
2023/07 To be updated
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+
Arts + Culture
$10,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.queer-art.org/illuminations-grant
#BlackVisionaries Program
2023/07/29
BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$100,000
United States
Individuals, Organizations
https://about.instagram.com/blog/announcements/instagram-and-brooklyn-museum-debut-2022-blackvisionaries-program
CCI Investing in Artists
2023/08 To be updated
Artists
Performing and Media Arts
$8,250
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://www.cciarts.org/grantsprogram.htm
CCI Cali Catalyst
2023/08 To be updated
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Those with Diabilities
Unrestricted
$5,000
California, USA
Individuals
https://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/cali_grants.htm
Betty Bowen Award
2023/08/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$15,000
Washington, Oregon, or Idaho
Individuals
https://www.seattleartmuseum.org/about-sam/artist-opportunities#bet
CalHum: Project Grants
2023/08/01
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$10,000 to $20,000
California
501(c)(3)
https://calhum.org/humanities-for-all/
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
2023/08/02
Artists
Need Based
$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/rauschenberg-medical-emergency-grants/
Lynn Shelton “Of A Certain Age” Grant
2023/08/02
LGBTQIA+ (non-binary, and/or transgender), Women, 39 years+
Director of Narrative Film
$25,000
United States
Individuals
https://nwfilmforum.org/lynn-shelton-certain-age-grant/
William Greaves Fund
2023/08/08
BIPOC
Nonfiction Film
$40,000
United States, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia
Individuals
http://www.firelightmedia.tv/william-greaves-fund-2
SFAC: Arts Impact Endowment (AIE) | First-Time Grantee Initiative
2023/08/10
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$50,000
San Francisco, CA
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/arts-impact-endowment-aie-first-time-grantee-initiative#overlay-context=grants
Artist Opportunity Grant
2023/08/18
Artists
Arts + Culture
$500-$1,500
Arizona, USA
Individuals
https://azarts.gov/grant/artist-opportunity/
Kenneth Rainin Foundation Open Spaces
2023/08/20
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$10,000-$100,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://krfoundation.org/arts/grants/open-spaces/
Creative Futures Grant
2023/08/20
BIPOC, Students
Architecture, Design and Fine Art
$5,000
United States (based)
Individuals
https://www.badguild.info/creative-futures-grant
The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
2023/08/31
Artists, Curators
Writing
$1,000 to $3,000
Anywhere
Individuals
https://gulfcoastmag.org/contests/the-beauchamp-prize/
Artadia - Boston
2023/09 To be updated
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Boston, MA
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
2023/09 To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
$30,000 to $45,000
Permanent residents of citizens of United States and Canada
Individuals
https://www.gf.org/how-to-apply/
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
2023/09/01
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$75,000
United States
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://warholfoundation.org/grants/application-guidelines/
Furthermore
2023/09/01
Publishing
Arts + Culture
$1,500-$15,000
United States
501(c)(3)
https://furthermore.org/furthermore-grants/
Hester Street Radical Imagination for Racial Justice Grant
2023/09/09
Organizations
Climate and Racial Justice
$50,000
New York City or Puerto Rico
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://hesterstreet.org/hst-seeking-letters-of-interest-from-cbos-in-nyc-and-puerto-rico/
Southern Exposure
2023/09/12
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$2,000 to $4,750
San Francisco, CA
Individual or Collective
https://soex.org/alternative-exposure/how-apply-0
2022 Manhattan Arts Grants
2023/09/13
Artists
Public Arts Activities
$9,000 to $10,000
Manhattan, New York
Individuals, Collectives, and Organizations
https://lmcc.net/resources/manhattan-arts-grants/
Graham Foundation
2023/09/15
Artists
Arts + Culture
$20,000
United States
Individuals
http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs?mode=individual
Creative Capital
2024 March Application Opens
Artists
Arts + Culture
$50,000
United States
Individuals
https://creative-capital.org/award/about/
Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network (DPOE-N)
Rolling
Arts Administrators
Professional Development
$2,500
United States
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://www.dpoe.network/professional-development-support/
Pop Culture Lab
Rolling
Individual Artist, Organizations
Arts + Culture
Unlisted
United States
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://popcollab.org/grantmaking/
Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Rolling
Artists
Painters, Sculptors, Works on Paper
$5,000 - $30,000
United States
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://pkf.org/apply/#guidelines
Adobe Community Fund
Rolling
Artists
Arts + Tech
$500-$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.adobe.com/about-adobe/creative-residency/community-fund.html?utm_source=Words+of+Mouth&utm_campaign=d2fbfc3142-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_22_06_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d4310f52d6-d2fbfc3142-242911193
Awesome Foundation
Rolling
Unrestriced
Emergency Grant
$1,000
United States
N/A
https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/submissions/new
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Rolling
Artists
Emergency Grant
$500 to $2,500
United States
N/A
https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants
Awesome Foundation
Rolling
Unrestriced
Emergency Grant
$1,000
United States
N/A
https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/submissions/new
Worker Power Storytelling Grant
The 15th of Every Month
Artists
Social Justice
$1,800
United States
Individuals
https://airtable.com/shrss5e4MCzqbJ8sX
CCI Quick Grant
The 15th of Every Month
Arts Administrators & Artists
Professional Development
$600
National
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://www.cciarts.org/quick_grant.htm
SFAC: Creative Community Response
To be updatd
Organizations, BIPOC
Social Justice
$6,500
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/creative-community-response-grant
Queens Art Fund - New Work Grant
To be updated
Artists, Collectives
Arts + Culture
$3,000
Queens, NYC
Individuals
https://www.queenscouncilarts.org/new-work-grant
Queens Art Fund - Art Access Grant
To be updated
Public Art, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$5,000
Queens, NYC
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.queenscouncilarts.org/arts-access-grant
CAC Reentry Through the Arts
To be updated
Returned Residents, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$50,000
California, USA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/reentry-through-the-arts/
CAC State-Local Partners
To be updated
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$65,000
California, USA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/state-local-partners/
CAC JUMP StArts
To be updated
Youth, Justice System
Arts + Culture, Education
$50,000
California, USA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/jump-starts/
CAC Cultural Pathways
To be updated
BIPOC, Small Orgs
Arts + Culture
$30,000
California, USA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/cultural-pathways/
Kenneth Rainin Foundation NEW Program
To be updated
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$30,000
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://krfoundation.org/arts/grants/new-experimental-works-new-program/
CAC Local Impacts
To be updated
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$20,000
California, USA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/impact-projects/
CAC California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners
To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
TBA
California, USA
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/california-relief-fund-for-artists-and-cultural-practitioners/
CAC Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating Relief
To be updated
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$30,000
California, USA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/arts-cultural-organizations-general-operating-relief/
VIA Art: Incubator Grant
To be updated
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$25-$100k
United States
Individuals, Organizations
http://viaartfund.org/apply/
VIA Art: Fall Artistic Production Grant
To be updated
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$25-$100k
United States
Individuals, Organizations
http://viaartfund.org/apply/
The Davey Foundation
To be updated
Artists
Film
$2,500 or $5,000
Utah or United States
Individuals
https://daveyfilm.org/Davey-Grants
CERF+ the Artists Safety Net
To be updated
Unrestricted
COVID-19 Relief
$1,000
United States
Individuals
https://cerfplus.org/get-ready/get-ready-grants/
Queens of the Castro
To be updated
LGBTQ+ youth ages 16-25
Arts + Culture
$2,000
California
Individuals
https://www.queensofthecastro.com/
BLM Gender Blender Support Program
To be updated
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+
Need Based
$6,000
United States
Individuals
https://genderillumination.com/blm-gender-blender-support-program
CAC Legacy Artist Fellows
To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
$50,000
California, USA
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship/
CAC Established Artist Fellows
To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
$10,000
California, USA
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship/
CAC Emerging Artist Fellows
To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture
$5,000
California, USA
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship/
CAC: Arts & Accessiblity
To be updated
Artists, Organizations
Accessibility
$3,000 Artists $5,000 Arts Orgs
United States
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://www.semel.ucla.edu/nadc/grants
The David Prize
To be updated
Artists
Arts + Culture, Activism
$200,000
New York, NY
Individuals
http://thedavidprize.org/?utm_source=Words+of+Mouth&utm_campaign=d2fbfc3142-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_22_06_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d4310f52d6-d2fbfc3142-242911193
Poetry Society of America's Individual Awards
To be updated
Artists
Poetry
$500-$2,500
United States
Individuals
https://poetrysociety.org/awards/annual-awards/2021-individual-awards
Horizons Foundation Community Issues Grant
To be updated
LGBTQIA+
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.horizonsfoundation.org/funding-programs/community-issues-funding-program/
The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant
To be updated
LGBTQIA+, BIPOC
Film, Video
$7,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.queer-art.org/hammer-grant
SFAC: Cultural Equity Initiatives
To be updated
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$100,000
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/creative-space-grant-planning-facilities
Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers
To be updated
Artists
Photography
$10,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.queer-art.org/giard-grant