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National Grant Organizations
College Art Association (CAA) - Awards, Grants, Fellowships
Promotes the arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.
The single access point for more than 900 grant programs offered by 26 federal grant-making agencies.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Grants
Inspires libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement, including grant making.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Grants
Apply for grants to assist you with your study of federal records or presidential papers, or to collect, preserve, and publish documents important to understanding American history.
National Endowments for the Arts (NEA) Grants
The only arts funder in America—public or private—that provides access to the arts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
National Endowments for the Humanities (NEH) Grants
Serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans.
PEN American Center: Grants & Awards
The most comprehensive online database available to writers of all income brackets, at work in all genres, and at various levels of achievement.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both.
Organizations in North Texas, Texas, and the Southwest
Types of Organizations
Granting institutions can be federal, private foundations, microgrants, or even a crowdsourcing fund, such as Kickstarter or GoFundMe. Applicants should be familiar with the following aspects of grants and their funding organizations.
- Types of applications: Will the organization fund individuals or other non-profit organizations, or both?
- Annual amount: Is the grant large enough to cover what you need, or do you need to more than one funding source? Smaller grants can also be helpful cumulatively, and you can leverage these grants by listing any of these received funds on applications for larger grants.
- Geographic area: Which regions are the grants limited to?
- Areas of funding: Does the institution fund arts initiatives?
- Are there gaps in the information you can't find about the institution? How can you find this information out?