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Grant Database

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

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Grant
Deadline
Category
Type
Award
Location
501(c)(3)?
Link
Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers
2024/06/30
Artists
Photography
$10,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.queer-art.org/giard-grant
The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists
2024/06/30
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+
Arts + Culture
$10,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.queer-art.org/illuminations-grant
CCI Zoo Labs: FUND
2024/07/10
Unrestricted, BIPOC
Music
$225,000 in Fund
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://www.cciarts.org/zoo_labs.html
Fleishhacker Foundation - Small Arts Grants
2024/07/15
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$1,000-$10,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3)
https://www.fleishhackerfoundation.org/small-arts
CalHum: Project Grants
2024/07/15
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$10,000 to $20,000
California
501(c)(3)
https://calhum.org/humanities-for-all/
The Living Cultures Grant
2024/07/31
BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$5,000
California
501(c)(3)
https://www.actaonline.org/program/living-cultures-grant/
Lynn Shelton “Of A Certain Age” Grant
2024/08/01
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/
CCI Cali Catalyst
2024/08/05
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Those with Diabilities
Unrestricted
$5,000
California, USA
Individuals
https://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/cali_grants.htm
CCI Cali Catalyst
2024/08/05
Artists
Arts + Culture
$5,000
California, USA
Individuals
https://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/cali_grants.htm
Artadia - Boston
2024/09/15
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Boston, MA
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/
Artadia - Atlanta
2024/10/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Atlanta, GA
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/
Southern Exposure
2024/10/01
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$2,000 to $4,750
San Francisco, CA
Individual or Collective
https://soex.org/alternative-exposure/how-apply-0
The Bennett Prize
2024/10/04
Womxn*
Figurative Painting
$50,000
United States
Individuals
https://thebennettprize.org/call-for-entries
Artadia - Houston
2024/11/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Houston, TX
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/
Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network (DPOE-N)
2024/12/01
Arts Administrators
Professional Development
$2,500
United States
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://www.dpoe.network/professional-development-support/
CalHum: Quick Grants
2024/2/15
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$1,000-$5,000
California
501(c)(3)
https://calhum.org/funding-opportunities/humanities-for-all-quick-grants/
SFAC Mentorship and Exhibition Fellowship with SFAC Galleries
2024/2/20
Artists
Arts + Culture
$14,500
Bay Area, CA
Arts + Culture
https://sfartscommission.org/find-opportunities/calls-for-artists/mentorship-and-exhibition-fellowship-sfac-galleries
Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
2025/01/17
Unrestricted, Mature Artists
Arts + Culture
$25,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/individual-support-grant-1
Virgina A. Groot Foundation
2025/02/01
Unrestricted
Ceramics
$10,000 to $50,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.virginiaagrootfoundation.org/
Artadia - Los Angeles
2025/02/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Los Angeles, CA
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/
Pew Center
2025/02/08
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$50,000 to $400,000
Philadelphia
501(c)(3)
https://www.pewcenterarts.org/apply
Arts Counsil Santa Cruz County: Cultivate
2025/02/14
Artists
Arts + Culture
$3,000
Santa Cruz, CA
Individuals
https://www.artscouncilsc.org/for-grantseekers/
Arts Counsil Santa Cruz County: Support Grant
2025/02/14
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$7,000
Santa Cruz, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.artscouncilsc.org/for-grantseekers/
NEA: Grants for Arts Projects
2025/02/15
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$10,000 to $100,000
United States
501(c)(3)
https://www.arts.gov/grants/apply-grant/grants-organizations
Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize
2025/02/16
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
2025/02/25
Artists
Arts + Culture
$20,000
United States
Individuals
http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs?mode=individual
Graham Foundation
2025/02/25
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$30,000
United States
501(c)(3)
http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs?mode=organization
Pa’lante Artist Grant Program
2025/02/27
Artists
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Unrestricted
$30,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://kimzincreative.com/pa-lante
Artadia - Chicago
2025/03/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Chicago, IL
Individual
https://artadia.org/awards/
CA$H Dance
2025/03/06
Artists, Organizations
Dance, Movement
$3,500
Bay Area, CA
Individuals, Organizations
https://dancersgroup.org/funding/cash/
Arts Inovator Award
2025/03/18
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$25,000
Washington, USA
Individuals, Organizations
https://artisttrust.org/awards/arts-innovator-award/
AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Foundation Grant 2020
2025/03/31
BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.ahlfoundation.org/project-grant/
Markowski-Leach Scholarship
2025/03/31
LGBTQIA+, Students
Writing
$2,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://mlscholarships.org/?mc_cid=887a15cece
Markowski-Leach Scholarship
2025/03/31
LGBTQIA+, Students
University Scholarship
$2,500
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://mlscholarships.org/?mc_cid=6d05ac8c5b
The Franklin Furnace Fund
2025/04/01
Artists
Performance
$5,000
International
Individuals
https://franklinfurnaceloft.org/grants-and-funding/the-fund/
Artadia - New York
2025/04/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Chicago, IL
Individual
https://artadia.org/awards/
Creative Work Fund
2025/04/02
Artists
Arts + Culture
$15,000 - $45,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://creativeworkfund.org/grant-guidelines
Creative Capital
2025/04/04
Artists
Arts + Culture
$50,000
United States
Individuals
https://creative-capital.org/award/about/
Wilhem Family Foundation
2025/04/12
Organizations
Arts + Culture
TBA
United States
501(c)(3)
https://wilhelmfamilyfoundation.org/grants/
NEA: Challenge America
2025/04/25
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$10,000
United States
501(c)(3)
https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description
Harpo Foundation
2025/04/29
Artists
Arts + Culture
$10,000
United States
Individuals
http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/grants-for-visual-artists/
The Berkeley FILM Foundation (BFF)
2025/05/13
Artists
Arts + Culture
$12,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://berkeleyfilmfoundation.org/grants
Women Photograph - Nikon
2025/05/15
Womxn*, BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.womenphotograph.com/grants-2024
VIA Art: Fall Artistic Production Grant
2025/05/16
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$25-$100k
United States
Individuals, Organizations
http://viaartfund.org/apply/
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
2025/05/17
Artists
Need Based
$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/rauschenberg-medical-emergency-grants/
Artadia - Bay Area
2025/06/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Bay Area
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/howtoapply/
CAC Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating Relief
2025/06/06
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/
CAC Local Impacts
2025/06/06
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$20,000
California, USA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/impact-projects/
Gerbode Special Awards in the Arts
2025/06/14
Artists, Organizations
Dance + Movement
$2,500 to $100,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.gerbode.org/arts
Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP) Awards
2025/06/21
BIPOC, Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$1,500
Washington State
Individuals
https://artisttrust.org/grants/grants-for-artists-progress/
Queens Art Fund - Art Access Grant
2025/11/21
Public Art, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$5,000
Queens, NYC
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/queens-arts-fund/arts-access-grant/
Queens Art Fund - New Work Grant
2025/11/21
Artists, Collectives
Arts + Culture
$3,000
Queens, NYC
Individuals
https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/queens-arts-fund/new-work-grant/
MAP Fund
2025/12/19
Artists
Performance
$30,000
United States
Individuals
https://mapfundblog.org/
The David Prize
Fall 2024
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
The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant
Fall 2024
LGBTQIA+, BIPOC
Film, Video
$7,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.queer-art.org/hammer-grant
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
March 1 and September 1
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$75,000
United States
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://warholfoundation.org/grants/application-guidelines/
Furthermore
March 15 and September 1
Publishing
Arts + Culture
$1,500-$15,000
United States
501(c)(3)
https://furthermore.org/furthermore-grants/
Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design
On hold
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
Oaklash Disability Fund
Opens Spring 2024
Unrestricted, Disability
Performance Makers
$500-$1,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://www.oaklash.com/grants
Queens of the Castro
Opens Spring 2024
LGBTQ+ youth ages 16-25
Arts + Culture
$2,000
California
Individuals
https://www.queensofthecastro.com/scholarships
Manhattan Arts Grants
Opens Summer 2024
Artists
Public Arts Activities
$9,000 to $10,000
Manhattan, New York
Individuals, Collectives, and Organizations
https://lmcc.net/resources/manhattan-arts-grants/
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
CERF+ the Artists Safety Net
Rolling
Unrestricted
COVID-19 Relief
$1,000
United States
Individuals
https://cerfplus.org/get-ready/get-ready-grants/
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
Pop Culture Lab
Rolling
Individual Artist, Organizations
Arts + Culture
Unlisted
United States
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://popcollab.org/grantmaking/
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
Awesome Foundation
Rolling
Unrestriced
Emergency Grant
$1,000
United States
N/A
https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/submissions/new
CCI Quick Grant
Rolling: The 15th of Every Month
Arts Administrators & Artists
Professional Development
$600
National
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://www.cciarts.org/quick_grant.htm
Kenneth Rainin Foundation Open Spaces
Spring 2024
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$10,000-$100,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://krfoundation.org/arts/grants/open-spaces/
SFFILM Rainin Grant
Spring 2024
Artists
Narrative Film
$10,000-$50,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://sffilm.org/rainin-grant/
Betty Bowen Award
Spring 2024
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$15,000
Washington, Oregon, or Idaho
Individuals
https://www.seattleartmuseum.org/about-sam/artist-opportunities#bet
CAC Emerging Artist Fellows
TBD
Artists
Arts + Culture
$5,000
California, USA
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship/
CAC Legacy Artist Fellows
TBD
Artists
Arts + Culture
$50,000
California, USA
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship/
VIA Art: Incubator Grant
TBD
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$25-$100k
United States
Individuals, Organizations
http://viaartfund.org/apply/
Kenneth Rainin Foundation NEW Program
TBD
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$30,000
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://krfoundation.org/arts/grants/new-experimental-works-new-program/
CCI Investing in Artists
TBD
Artists
Performing and Media Arts
$8,250
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://www.cciarts.org/grantsprogram.htm
CAC State-Local Partners
TBD
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$65,000
California, USA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/state-local-partners/
BLM Gender Blender Support Program
TBD
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+
Need Based
$6,000
United States
Individuals
https://genderillumination.com/blm-gender-blender-support-program
LGBTQIAP+ Photography Grant
TBD
LGBTQIA+
Photography
$3,000
Washington, DC
Individuals
https://www.apadc.com/grant
SFAC: Creative Community Response
TBD
Organizations, BIPOC
Social Justice
$6,500
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/creative-community-response-grant
SFAC: San Francisco Artist Grant
TBD
Artists
Arts + Culture
$20,000
San Francisco, CA
Individuals
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/san-francisco-artist-grant
Creative Futures Grant
TBD
BIPOC, Students
Architecture, Design and Fine Art
$5,000
United States (based)
Individuals
https://www.badguild.info/creative-futures-grant
Arts Innovator Micro Grants
TBD
Artists
Arts + Culture
$500-$1,000
San Bernardino, CA
Individuals
https://artsconnectionnetwork.org/arts-innovator-microgrant-program/
SFAC: Arts Impact Endowment (AIE) | First-Time Grantee Initiative
TBD
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
LIFT Early Career Support for Native Artists
TBD
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
CAC Cultural Pathways
TBD
BIPOC, Small Orgs
Arts + Culture
$30,000
California, USA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/cultural-pathways/
LAMBDA Literary Awards for LGBTQ Writers
TBD
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Students
Writing
$1,000-$5,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://lambdaliterary.org/awards/lammys-submissions/
SFAC: Cultural Equity Initiatives
TBD
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$100,000
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/creative-space-grant-planning-facilities
Artist Opportunity Grant
TBD
Artists
Arts + Culture
$500-$1,500
Arizona, USA
Individuals
https://azarts.gov/grant/artist-opportunity/
The Davey Foundation
TBD
Artists
Film
$2,500 or $5,000
Utah or United States
Individuals
https://daveyfilm.org/Davey-Grants
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
TBD
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/
VIA Art: Spring Artistic Production Grant
TBD
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$25-$100k
United States
Individuals, Organizations
http://viaartfund.org/apply/
Poetry Society of America's Individual Awards
TBD
Artists
Poetry
$500-$2,500
United States
Individuals
https://poetrysociety.org/awards/annual-awards/2021-individual-awards
The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
TBD
Artists, Curators
Writing
$1,000 to $3,000
Anywhere
Individuals
https://gulfcoastmag.org/contests/the-beauchamp-prize/
William Greaves Fund
TBD
BIPOC
Nonfiction Film
$40,000
United States, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia
Individuals
http://www.firelightmedia.tv/william-greaves-fund-2
Horizons Foundation Community Issues Grant
TBD
LGBTQIA+
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.horizonsfoundation.org/funding-programs/community-issues-funding-program/
SFAC: Special Project Grants | (SPX)
TBD
Public Arts
Arts + Culture
$15,000 to $400,000
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3)
https://www.sfartscommission.org/node/2782
Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation
TBD
Artists
Painting, Sculpture, Photography
$1,500
United States
Individuals
http://chenvenfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
SFAC: Creative Space Grant
TBD
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
CAC Established Artist Fellows
TBD
Artists
Arts + Culture
$10,000
California, USA
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship/
The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities
TBD
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/
CAC California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners
TBD
Artists
Arts + Culture
TBA
California, USA
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/california-relief-fund-for-artists-and-cultural-practitioners/
CAC JUMP StArts
TBD
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 Reentry Through the Arts
TBD
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/
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