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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
Guaranteed Income Pilot
2021/04/15
Artists
Arts + Culture
$1,000/mo
San Francisco, CA
Individuals
https://ybca.org/guaranteed-income-pilot/
The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities
2021/06/15
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/
Queens of the Castro
2021/06/30
LGBTQ+ youth ages 16-25
Arts + Culture
$2,000
California
https://www.queensofthecastro.com/
Betty Bowen Award
2021/08/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$15,000
Washington, Oregon, or Idaho
Individuals
https://www.artworkarchive.com/call-for-entry/2020-betty-bowen-award
Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design
2021/08/14
Unrestricted
Public Art
$30,000
United States
Individuals, Organizations
https://www.artworkarchive.com/call-for-entry/jorge-and-darlene-perez-prize-in-public-art-civic-design
Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists
2021/08/30
Womxn*, LGBTQIA+
Dance, Movement
$7,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.queer-art.org/eya-grant
The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists
2021/08/30
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+
Arts + Culture
$10,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.queer-art.org/illuminations-grant
Graham Foundation
2021/09/15
Artists
Arts + Culture
$20,000
United States
Individual Artists
http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs?mode=individual
Graham Foundation
2021/1/25
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$30,000
United States
501(c)(3)
http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs?mode=organization
Southern Exposure
2021/10/01
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$2,000 to $4,750
San Francisco, CA
Individual or Collective
https://www.soex.org/round/round-13
The Living Cultures Grant
2021/10/01
BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$5,000
California
501(c)(3)
https://www.actaonline.org/program/living-cultures-grant/
Artadia
2021/10/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Atlanta, GA
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/howtoapply/
Neighborhood Voices (VOICES)
2021/10/15
Artists, Organizations
Arts + Culture
$7,000
Oakland, CA
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://city-of-oakland-california.forms.fm/fy2020-21-neighborhood-voices-for-individual-artists/forms/7682
Arts Counsil Santa Cruz County: Support Grant
2021/10/16
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$7,000
Santa Cruz, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.artscouncilsc.org/for-grantseekers/
The Bennett Prize
2021/10/16
Womxn*
Figurative Painting
$50,000
United States
Individuals
https://thebennettprize.org/
Arts Counsil Santa Cruz County: Cultivate
2021/10/16
Artists
Arts + Culture
$3,000
Santa Cruz, CA
Individuals
https://www.artscouncilsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-Fall-Cultivate-Grant-Guidelines.pdf
The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant
2021/11/01
LGBTQIA+, BIPOC
Film, Video
$7,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.queer-art.org/hammer-grant
The Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards
2021/11/08
Artists
Arts + Culture
$1,000 to $5,000
International
Individuals
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6911
SFAC: Creative Community Response
2021/11/18
Organizations, BIPOC
Social Justice
$6,500
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/creative-community-response-grant
Grants for Arts Equity
2021/11/20
Organizations, BIPOC
Social Justice
$10,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://minnesotastreetproject.org/grants-for-arts-equity
Arts Inovator Award
2021/12/09
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$25,000
Washington
N/A
https://artisttrust.org/awards/arts-innovator-award/
SFAC: Cultural Equity Initiatives
2021/12/09
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$100,000
San Francisco, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/creative-space-grant-planning-facilities
SFAC: Creative Space Grant
2021/12/09
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
Kevin Zeese Emerging Activists Fund
2021/12/13
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
SFAC: San Francisco Artist Grant
2021/12/15
Artists
Arts + Culture
$20,000
San Francisco, CA
Individuals
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/san-francisco-artist-grant
Horizons Foundation Community Issues Grant
2021/12/21
LGBTQIA+
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
Poetry Society of America's Individual Awards
2021/12/31
Artists
Poetry
$500-$2,500
United States
Individuals
https://poetrysociety.org/awards/annual-awards/2021-individual-awards
Wilhem Family Foundation
2021/5/30
Organizations
Arts + Culture
TBA
United States
501(c)(3)
https://wilhelmfamilyfoundation.org/grants/
The David Prize
2022/01/01
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
Fleishhacker Foundation - Small Arts Grants
2022/01/15
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$1,000-$10,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3)
http://www.fleishhackerfoundation.org/grants/small-arts-grants/
Transgender Film Center Trailblazer Grant
2022/01/15
Artists
Narrative Film
$1,500
United States
Individuals
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGOszT3il226_Mq7vYBVBDE45KPKRXsMYLPY_l_wWpbikj9Q/viewform
Creative Work Fund
2022/01/21
Artists
Arts + Culture
$15,000 - $45,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://creativeworkfund.org/grant-guidelines
Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers
2022/01/21
Artists
Photography
$10,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.queer-art.org/giard-grant
United States
2022/01/28
Artists
Performance
$25,000
United States
Individuals
https://mapfundblog.org/2021-grant-program/
Artadia
2022/02/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Los Angeles, CA
Individuals
https://artadia.org/awards/howtoapply/
Virgina A. Groot Foundation
2022/02/01
Unrestricted
Ceramics
$10,000 to $50,000
United States
Individuals
https://virginiaagrootfoundation.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/55205
CalHum: Quick Grants
2022/02/02
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$1,000-$5,000
California
501(c)(3)
https://calhum.org/humanities-for-all/
CalHum: Project Grants
2022/02/02
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$10,000 to $20,000
California
501(c)(3)
https://calhum.org/humanities-for-all/
SFFILM Rainin Grant
2022/02/11
Artists
Narrative Film
$10,000-$50,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://sffilm.org/rainin-grant/
APIQWTC SCHOLARSHIP
2022/02/14
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Students
Writing
$2,500
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://lambdaliteraryawards.submittable.com/submit/180682/2021-jim-duggins-outstanding-mid-career-novelists-prize?mc_cid=887a15cece
Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize
2022/02/15
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
NEA: Grants for Arts Projects
2022/02/23
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
2022/02/26
Unrestricted, Parents
Arts + Culture
$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://apply.sustainableartsfoundation.org/
Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
2022/02/26
Unrestricted, Mature Artists
Arts + Culture
$25,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/individual-support-grant-1
Artadia
2022/03/01
Unrestricted
Arts + Culture
$10,000
Chicago, IL
Individual
https://artadia.org/awards/howtoapply/
Creative Capital
2022/03/01
Artists
Arts + Culture
$50,000
United States
Individuals
https://creative-capital.org/award/about/
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
2022/03/01
Publishing
Arts + Culture
$5,000-$15,000
United States
Individuals
https://azarts.gov/arts-op/144410/
Furthermore
2022/03/01
Publishing
Arts + Culture
$1,500-$15,000
United States
501(c)(3)
https://www.furthermore.org/furthermore.html
BLM Gender Blender Support Program
2022/03/31
BIPOC, LGBTQIA+
Need Based
$6,000
United States
Individuals
https://genderillumination.com/blm-gender-blender-support-program
Markowski-Leach Scholarship
2022/03/31
LGBTQIA+, Students
Writing
$2,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://mlscholarships.org/?mc_cid=887a15cece
CAC Established Artist Fellows
2022/04/01
Artists
Arts + Culture
$10,000
California
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship/
CAC Legacy Artist Fellows
2022/04/01
Artists
Arts + Culture
$50,000
California
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship/
CAC Emerging Artist Fellows
2022/04/01
Artists
Arts + Culture
$5,000
California
Individuals
https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship/
Women Photograph - Nikon
2022/04/01
Womxn*, BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.womenphotograph.com/grants-2020
Adobe Community Fund
2022/04/01
Artists
Arts + Tech
$500-$5,000
United States
Individuals
https://www.adobe.com/about-adobe/creative-residency/community-fund.html?utm_source=Words+of+Mouth&utm_campaign=d2fbfc3142-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_11_22_06_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d4310f52d6-d2fbfc3142-242911193
CA$H Dance
2022/04/07
Artists, Organizations
Dance, Movement
$3,500
Bay Area, CA
Individuals, Organizations
https://dancersgroup.org/funding/cash/
NEA: Challenge America
2022/04/09
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$10,000
United States
501(c)(3)
https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america/grant-program-description
Harpo Foundation
2022/04/30
Artists
Arts + Culture
$10,000
United States
Individuals
http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/grants-for-visual-artists/
Not Real Art
2022/05/01
Artists
Arts + Culture
$2,000
United States, Canada
Individuals
https://notrealartgrant2021.paperform.co/
The Berkeley FILM Foundation (BFF)
2022/05/01
Artists
Arts + Culture
$12,000
Bay Area, CA
Individuals
https://berkeleyfilmfoundation.org/apply
William Greaves Fund
2022/05/01
BIPOC
Nonfiction Film
$40,000
United States, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia
Individuals
http://www.firelightmedia.tv/william-greaves-fund-2
Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation
2022/05/15
Artists
Painting, Sculpture, Photography
$1,500
United States
Individuals
http://chenvenfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
Gerbode Special Awards in the Arts
2022/05/20
Artists, Organizations
Dance, Movement
$2,500 to $100,000
Bay Area, CA
501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored
https://www.gerbode.org/arts
CCI SCI Artist-Innovator Fund
2022/05/26
Artists w/Spinal Cord Injury
Arts + Culture
$7,500
United States
Individuals
https://www.cciarts.org/SCI_Artist-Innovator_Fund.html
AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Foundation Grant 2020
2022/05/31
BIPOC
Arts + Culture
$5,000
United States
Individuals
http://www.ahlfoundation.org/ahl-andrew-barbara-choi-family-foundation-grant-2019-2/
Pew Center
2022/06/01
Organizations
Arts + Culture
$50,000 to $400,000
Philadelphia
501(c)(3)
https://www.pewcenterarts.org/apply
CAC: Arts & Accessiblity
2022/10/01
Artists, Organizations
Accessibility
$3,000 Artists $5,000 Arts Orgs
United States
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://www.semel.ucla.edu/nadc/grants
Pop Culture Lab
Rolling
Individual Artist, Organizations
Arts + Culture
Unlisted
United States
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://popcollab.org/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
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/
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
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Rolling
Artists
Emergency Grant
$500 to $2,500
United States
N/A
https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants
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
CCI CALI Accelerator
The 15th of Every Month
Arts Administrators
Professional Development
$1,000
National
Individuals + 501(c)(3)
https://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/cali_grants.htm