Grants & Funding Links

NYFA Source: A National Database |
The most extensive national database director of awards, services, and publications for artists. Listings include over 4,200 arts organizations, 2,900 award programs, 4,200 service programs and 900 publications for individual artists across the country. More programs are every day. Registration to access the database is free.

The Foundation Center |
Search the most comprehensive and current online source on foundations and their grants for detailed information on 76,000+ foundations, links to current foundation 990-PF tax filings, crucial facts on 350,000+ grants, including grant purpose, searchable index of 337,000+ trustees, officers, and donors

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online |
Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support. Subscription fee = $9.95/month.

National Endowment for the Arts |
The National Endowment for the Arts exists to foster, preserve, and promote excellence in the arts, to bring art to all Americans, and to provide leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

Grants for Individuals by Academic Level, Population Group and Subject |
This compilation focuses primarily on funding opportunities for individuals, such as financial aid for students, rather than nonprofit organizations

Arts and Culture Funders |
A portal to great funding resources on the web.

International Education Financial Aid |
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) scholarship search is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

First offered in 1972 and continuously updated, TGCI’s Grantsmanship Training Program covers all aspects of researching grants, writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. More than 90,000 nonprofit and government personnel have attended this demanding, five-day workshop, which now includes a full year of valuable membership services.

The American Center for Artists |
An electronic magazine that focuses on the biography and autobiography of famous and emerging writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, and other artists. Site includes a section called “Arts Organizations and Grants” that has lots of valuable information.

Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Grants  |
The Cultural Alliance works with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to evaluate proposals and distribute grant awards for projects or programs involving artists throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

Pew Fellowship in the Arts |
Awards grants of $50,000 to artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual, and literary disciplines. The grants provide financial support directly to the artists so that they may have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to creative pursuits exclusively.

Creative Capital |
Welcome to the Creative Capital website, where we bring you information on the foundation (including our grant program and updates to the field) and The Creative Capital Channel, an online venue featuring projects by our 158 Creative Capital-funded artists, filled with details on their activities and exhibits of still images, video, and music.

Puffin Foundation, Ltd. |
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.

The Pollack-Krasner Foundation |
Established for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability.

Black Rock Arts Foundation |
This new, national, non-profit arts organization will furnish artists with direct financial aid for the production and display of interactive artworks in communities and venues across the United States and around the globe. The Black Rock Arts Foundation is devoted to promoting a revival of art's culture-bearing and connective function by removing art from its context in the marketplace and reintegrating it into communal settings. For more information contact: or 415.626.1248

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation |
Applicants must have started or completed art school training or must demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career. Categories/Majors include: painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Funds are up to $10,000 Canadian currency. For more information call 514.937.9225 or fax 514.937.0141, email

Fulbright Scholar Program |
The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad to 140 countries each year for two months to an academic year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Categories/Majors include: Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Music, Theater. Must be a US citizenship, a terminal degree in your field and teaching experience. For more information call, 202-686-4000

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts - eGrant system |
Includes links to Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) grants for non-profit organizations as well as Individual Artist Fellowship Applications.

Leeway Foundation |
Leeway's Window of Opportunity Grants program provides immediate, short-term grants of up to $2,000 to Philadelphia-area women artists to help them take advantage of unique, time-limited opportunities that could significantly benefit their work or increase its recognition. The grants are open to women artists in all fields — including the performing, literary, and visual arts, as well as mixed media, folk arts and community-based arts projects. The application process in straightforward, and applicants are notified and checks sent out within approximately 30 days of the application deadline. For more information, call 215-545-4078 or email

A Room Of Her Own Foundation |
A Room of Her Own Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the vision of writer Virginia Woolf by bridging the often fatal gap between a woman’s economic reality and her artistic creation. The foundation was formed in 2000 to provide innovative and practical arts patronage to women. Through our generous grant program and unique retreat experiences, A Room of Her Own Foundation works to educate the community about the work of female artists and writers. All applicants must be female and an extensive application must be completed.

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