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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  

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

Hometown Grants

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Community Strong Corporate Philanthropy Program

Strengthen and support organizations whose programs benefit the community and help create a healthier Arizona. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, as well as religious organizations with a nonsectarian program. Funding priorities include the following issues: critical health concerns, the social determinants of health, business and civic engagement, and arts and culture.
Deadline: On-going

Arizona Humanities

Support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience.    Restricted to organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less (Larger institutions may partner with a smaller institution that will lead the program or project.)
Amount: up to $2,000.
Deadline: On-going


Western Museums Association
Wanda Chin Professional Development Scholarship

Assists with registration costs for the WMA Annual Conference
Deadline: May 27, 2022

National Trust Preservation Funds
Preservation Funds

Encourage preservation at the local level by supporting on-going preservation work and by providing seed money for preservation projects.
Deadline: June 1, 2022

Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board (AHRAB)
History and Records Grants

For workshops, records preservation, and access to :1) Enhance access to historical records; 2) Increase citizen engagement with records; 3) Provide learning and development opportunities for students, citizens, and archivists
Amount: $200 to $4000
Deadline: June 1, 2022

Costume Society of America
Stella Blum Student Research Grant

Assists the research of a current undergraduate or graduate student who is a member of the Costume Society of America and conducting original research in the field of North American costume.
Amount: $3000 plus additional funds to present at the National Symposium.
Deadline: June 1, 2022.

Cardinals Charities
Annual Grants

Supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona.
Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: June 7, 2022 

National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Publishing Historical Records in Collaborative Digital Editions Grants

Funds to publish online editions of historical records. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, including any aspect of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history.
Amount: up to $160,000
Deadline: June 8, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities
Digital Projects for the Public Grants

Supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.
Amount: $30,000 to $400,000
Deadline: June 8, 2022 

National Endowment for the Humanities
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Funding supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, and/or research that examines the history, criticism, ethics, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society.
Amount: $50,000 to $350,000
Deadline: June 24, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants for Arts Projects

Funds arts projects in the following disciplines: Artist Communities, Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Arts, Theater, and Visual Arts.
Amount: $10,000 to $100,000  
Deadline: July 7, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Supports projects to create intellectual access to collections of rare books, manuscript and archival materials, born-digital records, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture. Awards also support the creation of reference works, online resources, and research tools of major importance to the humanities.
Amount: up to $350,000
Deadline: July 19, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts
Our Town Grants

Supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities through project-based funding.  Projects require a partnership between a local government entity and nonprofit organization, one of which must be a cultural organization; and should engage in partnership with other sectors.
Amount: $25,000 to $150,000
Deadline: August 4, 2022

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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