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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: April 1, 2023: July 1, 2023; October 1, 2023

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
Frankenthaler Climate Initiative

Supports the planning or implementation of capital projects that reduce emissions by improving efficiency in building energy use. Institutions must have visual arts as a key part of their mission and programming, including collecting and non-collecting institutes and visual arts schools. Grants will be awarded in the following categories:
Scoping grants help museums understand the climate and energy mitigation opportunities at their facilities.
Technical assistance grants support the specification and budgeting of an identified efficiency project to allow for procurement and financing.
Implementation grants provide partial seed funding for fully specified projects.
Amount:  $10,000 to $25,000
Deadline: March 31, 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

Terra Foundation for American Art
Convening Grants

Funds programs that foster exchange and collaboration, such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia.   These should advance innovative and experimental research and professional practice in American art and address the field's critical issues. These programs are intended for scholarly and public audiences. Programs designed primarily for the general public, travel grants, fellowship programs, research databases, and capital expenditures are not eligible for funding through this program.
Amount: $10,000 to $25,000
Deadline (Letter of Inquiry): April 3, 2023

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grant

Supports projects that foster meaningful arts learning experiences for adult learners of any age and/or intergenerational projects in community settings.
Deadline: April 6, 2023

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Festival Grants

Supports organizations in their efforts to provide quality arts programming through festival activities.
Deadline: April 6, 2023

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Youth Arts Engagement Grants
Supports arts learning projects for young people that occur outside of traditional school hours.
Deadline: April 6, 2023

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Creative Capacity Grant

Provide general operating support to nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is to produce, present, teach, or serve the arts.
Deadline: April 6, 2023

Council on Library and Information Resources
Recordings at Risk Grants

Funding is available to support the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value through digital reformatting.
Deadline: April 19, 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
Deadline: May 1, 2023 if funds allow.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation & Access Education and Training Grants

Supports projects that develop and implement educational programs for professionals who preserve and provide access to humanities collections. Such materials include but are not limited to paper-based, photographic, archaeological, ethnographic, artistic, audiovisual, digitized, and born-digital collections.
Amount: up to $350,000
Deadline: May 16, 2023 

National Endowment for the Humanities
Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Supports the purchase, design, construction, restoration, or renovation of buildings or sites of national, historical, architectural, or cultural significance and facilities that house humanities collections or are used for humanities activities.
Amount: : up to $1,000,000
Deadline: May 17, 2023  

TourWest Grants

Provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of touring performers and literary artists within the 13-state WESTAF region.
Amount: up to $5,000 or 50% of the overall programming expenses, whichever is less.
Deadline:  May 29, 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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