Museum Association
of Arizona

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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

Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N)
Professional Development Funding

Professional development support for cultural heritage professionals to attend online workshops and face-to-face training (when traveling is appropriate) focused on digital preservation and access.
Amount: up to $2500
Deadline: On-going

Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N)
Digital Hardware Support

Funding for emergency hardware support to small cultural heritage institutions that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of new hardware to ensure the persistence of digital collections with enduring value.
Amount: $80-$250.
Deadline: On-going

Arizona Humanities
Mini Grants

Support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience.
Amount: up to $2,000  
Deadline: On-going

Council on Library and Information Resources
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices Grants

Funds projects that propose to digitize materials that deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended.
Deadline: April 30, 2021

Arizona Humanities
Project Grants

Supports innovative, community-based public programs that use humanities disciplines to connect Arizonans to the cultures, peoples, and histories of the state and beyond.
Amount: up to $10,000 
Deadline: May 3, 2021 (Intent to Apply)  

William G. Pomeroy Foundation
Legends & Lore Marker Program

Helps local communities commemorate their unique legends and folklore and promote cultural tourism with roadside markers.   Funding includes the full cost of a marker, pole and shipping.
Deadline: May 4, 2021 

National Park Service
Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants

Fund preservation projects for historic sites, including architectural and engineering services and physical building preservation through subgrants to rural communities.  
Deadline: May 12, 2021

National Endowment for the Humanities
American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations
Emergency relief grants to cultural organizations and educational institutions to support humanities projects across the fields of education, preservation and access, public programming, digital humanities, and scholarly research for one year. Applicants may propose new humanities projects or focus on sustaining core humanities programs and activities. Relief funding may be used for activities that emphasize retaining or hiring humanities staff at cultural organizations across the country.  
Amount: $50,000; $200,000; and $500,000
Deadline:  May 14, 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: May 15, 2021 and November 1, 2021 

National Endowment for the Humanities
Research and Development Grants

Supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.  These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials.
Amount: Tier 1: up to $75,000; Tier II: up to $350,000
Deadline: May 18, 2021 

National Endowment for the Humanities
Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Capital Projects support the design, purchase, construction, restoration, or renovation of facilities for humanities activities. Digital Infrastructure projects support the maintenance, modernization, and sustainability of existing digital scholarly projects and platforms.
Amount: up to $750,000
Deadline: May 18, 2021

Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF)
2021 Project Grant

Supports projects which reflect the VRA Foundation’s mission to advance education, research, and outreach in the field of visual resources and image management.  This funding may be used for a stand-alone project, a pilot or start-up financing for a larger project, or for a significant component of a larger project. In general, collaborative projects and those proposed by groups, whether or not affiliated with an organization or institution, are encouraged.
Amount: up to $3000
Deadline: May 21, 2021

Library of Congress
Teaching with Primary Sources Grants

Programs that expand the body of innovative strategies, tools, and materials for meaningful teaching and learning with Library of Congress materials.
Amount: $35,000 to $100,000
Deadline: May 31, 2021

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Preservation Funds Grants

Supports on-going preservation work and provide seed money for preservation projects. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for preservation projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector.
Amount: $2500 to $5000.
Deadline: June 1, 2021

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants for Arts Projects

Support arts projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events; celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage; invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values; and enrich humanity.
Amount: $10,000-$100,000  
Deadline: July 8, 2021

National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants

Supports projects to preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as 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 15, 2021


Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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