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NEW HAVEN CULTURAL FUND

A partnership between the City of New Haven's Department of Arts, Culture, and Tourism and the Arts Council of GNHV with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Eligible individuals and organizations will be able to request up to $2,500 for community-based arts and cultural initiatives taking place within the City of New Haven now through September 2022. 

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ARTS ADMINISTRATORS OF COLOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

This fund, supported by the Avangrid Foundation, helps to advance the careers of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders working in the arts industry. Eligible arts administrators, which we define very broadly, can request funding up to $2,500 for professional development activities. 

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Social Media Relief Fund

GREATER NEW HAVEN CREATIVE SECTOR RELIEF FUND

This fund is back with a new focus on economic and racial justice. Eligible artists will receive a $10,000 cash award to support their lives and careers, from childcare to paying off debt, purchasing equipment to hiring collaborators, producing new work to saving for the future. No strings attached. 

NOMINATE AN ARTIST

We have decided to temporarily pause accepting new nominations to focus on supporting our initial recipients, raising additional funds, and broadening outreach in the community. Moving forward, everyone who was nominated will be considered again in the next round of evaluations with the Community Advisory Board.

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RACIAL EQUITY + CREATIVE HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS GRANT

This project-based grant opportunity is for artists and nonprofit organizations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with cultural experiences that center racial justice, collective healing, and youth development. Propose a new or existing project for $5,000 to $40,000 over two years. 

2021 Grant Process Closed 

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LOCAL GRANTS

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is a philanthropic institution that was established in 1928 as the community's permanent charitable endowment. For more than three generations, thousands of donors have built their community endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to a broad variety of issues and organizations. Check out their GRANTS.

Connecticut Humanities (CTH) is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs. CTH projects, administration, and program development are supported by state and federal matching funds, community foundations, and gifts from private sources. Check out their GRANTS.

The Connecticut Office of the Arts is the state agency charged with fostering the health of Connecticut's creative economy. Part of the state's Department of Economic and Community Development, the Office of the Arts is funded by the State of Connecticut as well as the National Endowment for the Arts. Check out their GRANTS.

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)'s work is simple: to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond. NEFA's programs support artists across many forms of expression and many geographies, connecting them with collaborators and communities, fueling creative exchange and public discourse, and strengthening the creative economy. Check out their GRANTS.

National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Check out their GRANTS.

NewAlliance Foundation is an independent charitable foundation whose mission is to provide financial support to charitable organizations addressing diverse community needs in the arts, community development, health & human services, and youth & education. A segment of their grant making is targeted toward programs which empower people through the development of literacy skills. Check out their GRANTS.

Perrin Family Foundation partners with organizations based in under-resourced communities across Connecticut in order to create environments that support youth as leaders of social change. Check out their GRANTS.

 


UPCOMING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Black Artist Fund is an initiative giving money directly to Black artists to combat systemic inequity in art. Nominate an artist here.

CT Humanities Quick Grant awards up to $4,999, has a streamlined application process, and takes only one month from application to award notification. Quick Grants helps organizations create small-scale humanities programs that have big impacts on their communities. Upcoming Deadlines October 1 | December 3. Check it out here!

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent, unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists in need who are practicing in the disciplines of visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, or choreography. Deadline October 4. APPLY HERE!

The David Rockefeller Fund aims to foster and embody a more just, creative, and flourishing world. The Fund currently provides support to nonprofit organizations nationally in three program areas: Arts, Criminal Justice, and Environment. The Arts Program focuses on cultivating, showcasing and disseminating the stories of innovative art for social change; Criminal Justice supports bold new ideas and policy initiatives for transforming U.S. detention and incarceration policy; and Environment supports new ideas, initiatives and policy breakthroughs in support of bipartisan U.S. climate leadership. They will review brief 1-2 page letters of inquiry related to our program priorities on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please submit any such letters to LOI@drfund.org.

 


GRANT WRITING RESOURCES FOR NONPROFITS

Arts Finance Resources (AFR) helps build stronger nonprofits. With AFR’s assistance, organizations strengthen their financial footing. Budgets become more meaningful, cash flows are maximized, financial operations are stabilized, and reporting is clarified, for your Board and your staff. Check out their sample budget templates.

Crafting Grant Proposals - Best Practices & Strategies is a webinar where Katie Rotramel of the Humane Rescue Alliance and Whitney Brimfield of Spark Point Fundraising talk about Grant Writing 101. This webinar is great for folks who may be new to writing grant proposals and feel nervous or overwhelmed by the process. Katie and Whitney will tackle the foundation fundraising cycle, grant writing basics, and give tips and insight on best practices and strategies to help set your organization up for success.

Grant Writing Basics is a capacity building workshop presented on March 10, 2021 by Jackie Downing, Director of Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Effectiveness at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Grant Writing for Nonprofits: REAL Application Walk-Through (Dreyfus Foundation) is a video where seasoned grant writer Amber Melanie Smith shows how she'd approach writing a grant proposal for the Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.

Writing Effective Grant Proposals: A Nonprofit's Guide by Donorbox. Check out their sample cover letter and sample grant proposal here.



FISCAL SPONSORSHIP 

The Arts Council can help you raise funds for your artistic work by serving as your fiscal sponsor. Fiscal Sponsorship allows you to solicit tax-deductible donations and apply for grants without having a 501(c)3. This program is open to all artists and organizations in every artistic discipline within the Greater New Haven region. There is a 7% administration fee on all funds raised. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. CHECK IT OUT.

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