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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

National Council on Public History
Mini-Conferences and After Work Event Grants

Designed to help NCPH members maintain the energy, conviviality, and productivity of the annual meeting year-round.
Mini-Con Collaboration
Amount: up to $200 in seed money
Mini-Con Partnership
Amount: Up to $350 in seed money 

Americana Foundation
American Heritage Grants

Projects that preserve or restore high-quality classic and handcrafted furniture, decorative arts, and similar objects of early American material culture and their placement on public display; offer training, apprenticeships, and other career development opportunities to people interested in the curation, conservation, preservation or restoration of Americana or America’s historic buildings and cultural landscapes; undertake select preservation or restoration projects in significant buildings that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and other important public spaces and cultural landscapes (with a focus in Michigan); and produce publications, exhibits, visual media, interactive experiences, or educational programs.
Amount: $10,000 to $30,000
Deadlines: January 8, 2023; April 1, 2023: July 1, 2023; October 1, 2023

National Park Service
Semiquincentennial Preservation Grants

Funding to restore and preserve State owned sites and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places that commemorate the founding of the nation.  Grants are open to states, tribes, local governments, non-profits, and institutes of higher education that are working with states.
Deadline: December 6, 2022 

Kress Foundation
The History of Art Grants

Supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies.  Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.
Deadline: December 15, 2022

National Trust for Historic Preservation
African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

Provides support to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places representing African American cultural heritage.
Amount: $50,000 to $150,000
Deadline: December 19, 2022

National Park Service
Save America's Treasures

Helps preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections. Grants can be used for preservation and/or conservation work on historic districts, buildings, sites, and objects as well as collections, including artifacts, museum collections, documents, and works of art.
Amount: Collections $25,000 to $500,000; Historic Property: $125,000 to $500,000  
Deadline: December 20, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities
Cultural and Community Resilience

Supports community-based efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic by empowering people to define, collect, and use cultural and historical resources.   Activities may include: identifying and capturing cultural and historical resources in communities potentially endangered by climate events, such as wildfires, drought, hurricanes, or rising sea levels; safeguarding cultural resources to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; collecting oral histories from individuals impacted by extreme weather events or the COVID-19 pandemic, including survivors and first responders; documenting traditional knowledge, memories of elders, practices, or technologies; engaging in collaborative planning efforts to prepare communities for rapid response collecting; and applying insights from cultural heritage identification and documentation projects to inform local and regional community resilience strategies
Amount: up to $150,000
Deadline: January 12, 2023  

National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller-Sized Institutions (PAG)

Helps small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections by partnering with a qualifying consultant. Projects can range from environmental assessment, space planning/rehousing, disaster response, staff training, and digitization planning.
Amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: January 12, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities
National Digital Newspaper Program

Convert approximately 100,000 pages of newspapers published in your state or jurisdiction between 1690 and 1963 into digital files (preferably from microfilm), according to the Library of Congress technical guidelines.
Amount: up to $325,000
Deadline: January 12, 2023

National Endowment for the Humanities
Climate Smart Humanities Organizations

Supports development of climate action and adaptation plans for humanities organizations.
Amount: up to $300,000  
Deadline: January 17, 2023

Arizona State Parks
Heritage Fund Grants: Historic Preservation

Projects must directly involve the resources listed in the Arizona or National Register of Historic Places or determined eligible for listing by the State Historic Preservation Office.  Historic preservation projects eligible for funding include: Education and preservation program development;  Interpretation;  Historic Property Surveys and Inventories; Historic Context Statements;  Historic Building Preservation Plan (HBPP) or Historic Building Condition Assessment (HBCA); NRHP nomination preparation; and Bricks & Mortar rehabilitation projects
Amount: $5,000 to $150,000 per project
Deadlines: February 1 and May 1, 2023 if funds allow.

Arizona Archives Alliance
AZAA Scholarship Program in Support of Institutional Archives

Provide funding for interns to gain hands-on experience working archival collections. The institutional host/supervisor will determine project responsibilities, internship length, and learning objectives and outcomes.
Amount: up to $1000
Deadline: February 17, 2023

Robert Lehman Foundation
Visual Arts Grants

Made on an individual basis to museums, arts organizations, educational institutions and other cultural organizations with the goal of enhancing the role of the visual arts within American and world culture. Within these broad parameters, the Foundation is open to a wide range of projects from art education programs, museum exhibitions and outreach to art history lectureships and scholarly publications.
Deadline:  April 1, 2023

Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N)
Micro-grants for Professional Development

Supports both individuals and institutions who are looking to enhance their digital preservation capacities, those who may have digital preservation challenges stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as emerging professionals with an interest in digital preservation, and any information worker laid off or furloughed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amount: up to $2,500
Deadline: June 30, 20224

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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