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Kresge Foundation 
Arts & Culture Grants

Focuses on Creative Placemaking, an approach to community development and urban planning that integrates arts, culture, and community-engaged design strategies. Grants are made in three specific focus areas: national networks; local systems, and place-based initiatives.
Deadline: On-going

The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation
Supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the communities the company serves in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Foundation's areas of interest include health and wellness, education, hunger relief, disaster relief, and team sports and youth development.
Deadline: On-going

The National Federation of the Blind and Tactile Images
Museums,  Science  Centers,  and  Cultural  Institutions Grants

Discount (25-50%) on at least three tactile displays using Tactile Images’ technology.
Deadline: On-going

Arizona Preservation Foundation  
Jumpstart

Helps Arizona non-profit organizations jumpstart historic preservation efforts in their communities, especially if a historic resource is threatened.
Amount: up to $2,000
Deadline: On-going

Arizona Preservation Foundation
Digital Innovation

To develop digital content delivery tools. Examples include virtual tours, digital exhibitions, augmented reality, or other digital tools to make preservation assets accessible during the COVID-19 event. Grant recipients must make the project available to the public, and allow the project to be promoted by APF. The grant can be used for equipment, staff, contracting, subscription services, or other costs related to the project.
Amount: $500
Deadline: On-going 

U.S. Bank Foundation
Community Possible Grants

Access to Artistic and Cultural Programming & Arts Education funding includes programs that provide access to cultural activities, the visual and performing arts, museums, zoos and aquariums, and botanic gardens for individuals and families living in underserved communities; funding for local arts organizations that enhance the economic vitality of the community; programs that provide funding for arts-focused nonprofit organizations that bring visual and performing arts; and programming to low- and moderate-income K-12 schools and youth centers
Deadline: On-going

T-Mobile
Hometown Grants

Projects that revitalize community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less
Amount: up to $50,000
Deadline: Quarterly


Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC)
Collections Assessment Program (CAP) Grants

Provides small and mid-sized museums with partial funding toward a general conservation assessment. 
Deadline: September 15, 2021

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Festival Grants

Assist local arts agencies, tribal cultural organizations, government departments or agencies, university / college departments and other nonprofit cultural and social service organizations in their efforts to provide quality arts programming through festival activities.
Deadline: September 16, 2021

Visual Resources Association Foundation
Professional Development Grant

Supports conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities.
Amount: $1000
Deadline: September 24, 2021.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Supports two types of projects: Capital project support is available for the design, purchase, construction, restoration, or renovation of facilities for humanities activities. Digital infrastructure support is available for the maintenance, modernization, and sustainability of existing digital scholarly projects and platforms.  
Amount: up to $750,000
Deadline: September 28, 2021

National Historic Publication and Records Commission
Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects

Funds projects that will significantly improve online public discovery and use of historical records collections; encourages projects centered on collections of America’s early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation’s legal history.
Amount: Up to $150,000
Deadline: October 6, 2021

Costume Society of American
CSA Small Museum Collection Care Grant

Intended to assist the costume and textiles collection of a small museum (including historical societies, historic houses or sites, and other similar institutions). Funding may be used to support the care, conservation, and/or exhibition of costume and textiles that have historic, regional, or other significance and are intended for preservation.
Amount: $1500
Deadline: October 15, 2021

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation/TruVue
Conservation and Exhibition Grant

To support projects in glazing applications for preservation and exhibition of museum and library collections
Amount:  up to $3,000, and an in-kind donation of select glazing
Deadline: November 1, 2021 

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Designed to support small museums of all disciplines in project-based efforts to serve the public through exhibitions, educational/interpretive programs, digital learning resources, professional development, community debate and dialogue, audience-focused studies, and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation. Inspire! has three project categories: Lifelong Learning; Institutional Capacity; and Collections Stewardship and Access
Amount: $5,000-$50,000
Deadline: November 15, 2021

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museums for America
Supports museums of all sizes and disciplines to undertake projects that strengthen their ability to serve their public. Project activities may include exhibitions, educational or interpretive programs, digital learning resources, professional development, community debate and dialogue, audience-focused studies, and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation. Museums for America has three project categories: Lifelong Learning; Community Engagement; and Collections Stewardship and Access
Amount: $5,000-$250,000
Deadline: November 15, 2021

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff

Supports projects that use the transformative power of professional development and training to generate systemic change within museums of all types and sizes.  There are four project categories: Digital Technology; Diversity and Inclusion; Evaluation and Organizational Management
Amount: $5,000-$250,000
Deadline: November 15, 2021

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museum Grants for African American History & Culture

Designed to build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums.
Amount: $5,000-$250,000
Deadline: November 15, 2021

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program

Supports Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians in sustaining heritage, culture, and knowledge through exhibitions, educational services and programming, workforce professional development, organizational capacity building, and collections stewardship.
Amount: $5,000-$100,000
Deadline: November 15, 2021

Institute for Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants for Museums
Supports projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession to strengthen museum services for the American public.
Amount: $5,000-$750,000
Deadline: November 15, 2021

Council on Library Information Resources
Recordings at Risk Grants

Supports the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media digital reformatting.
Amount: up to $50,000
Deadline: December 15, 2021

National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Helps small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.  
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: January 13, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Supports sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity.
Amount: Planning: up to $50,000; Implementation: up to $350,000
Deadline: January  13, 2022

 


Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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