10 Great Art Funding Resources

Grant and Funding Opportunities for the Arts and Art Education.

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Champion Creatively Alive Children

The Champion Creatively Alive Children® aim to provide exciting, innovative and creative opportunities for elementary/middle schools. More Information is Available Here

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation


Any public school teacher, TK-8, in the peninsula school districts listed are eligible to apply: Alum Rock, Belmont, Cabrillo, East Palo Alto, Franklin/McKinley, Menlo Park, Mountain View/Whisman, Pescadero, Redwood City, San Carlos. More Information is Available Here

American Orff-Schulwerk Association Grants

Scholarships and Grants

Members of AOSA may be eligible for professional development scholarships or grants to purchase instruments/equipment. An average of 20-25 awards ranging from $500-3000 are given each year. You must be a member to download grant applications. More Information is Available Here

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Grantmakers in the Arts

Supporting a Creative America

Grantmakers in the Arts is a national association of public and private arts funders – providing members with resources and leadership to support artists and arts organizations. More Information is Available Here

California Arts Council

Learn more about applying for California Arts Council grants with these resources.

The California Arts Council is a state agency. Its eleven council members are appointed by the Governor and the state Legislature. The agency’s mission is to advance California through the arts and creativity. More information is available HERE.

Arizona Commission on the Arts

Awarding grants to arts organizations and schools is at the center of the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ service.

The Arts Commission provides a variety of funding opportunities that enable schools, organizations and community groups to carry out projects and to maintain ongoing, high quality public arts programming. More information is available HERE.

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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Hewlett Foundation is a private foundation whose performing arts grant program entertains applications from professional dance, music, opera/musical theater, and theater companies, as well as organizations that present the performing arts. The Foundation also supports arts councils that serve San Francisco Bay Area communities and service organizations that assist performing arts organizations in all disciplines. The program’s geographic focus is the San Francisco Bay Area, however, national grants have been awarded in the past two years. More Information is Available HERE

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts includes information on visual and performing arts grant listings. A new online resource of Federal funding available for the arts is easy to find, and applications and grant forms for professional and educational organizations. More Information can be found HERE


U.S. based arts grant program

Fundsnet Online Services is a privately owned Web site created for the purpose of providing nonprofit organizations, colleges, and universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet. This site includes links to grants plus help for fundraising and grant writing resources. More Information is available HERE

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U.S. Department of Education

The United States Department of Education site is comprised of the President’s and secretary’s priorities, funding opportunities, student financial assistance, research and statistics, news and events, programs and services, publications and products, Education Offices and budget, education job openings, and links to other sites. Visit the Educational Resources section on the front page under “Other Academic Subjects” to find a variety of resources for advocacy, funding, and research.

Walmart Community Grants

Walmart and SAM’S CLUB awards Community Matching Grants. Program Associates raise funds with a local nonprofit organization at their stores. Walmart and SAM’S match a portion of the funds raised. Organizations qualifying for the Matching Grant Program are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or organizations that are exempt from needing 501(c)(3) status, such as public schools, churches, and government agencies. Grants are awarded locally through the retail store as part of their Good Works Program. More information is available HERE.

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