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Through the Thriving Cultures priority area, the Foundation is currently accepting letters of inquiry for the Teens Artistic Advancement initiative. This initiative aims to stimulate fresh thinking and new approaches to address the isolation and lack of opportunities for artistic advancement for young people from disadvantaged communities. Support will be provided to nonprofit organizations that offer programs where young people have long-term opportunities to create art with accomplished artists, often resulting in strong mentoring relationships, as well as organizations that create professional artistic development opportunities for staff.
Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information on the Teens Artistic Advancement initiative.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation focuses resources on creating neighborhood excellence in the communities throughout the United States where the bank does business.
While the priorities of specific company communities drive how funding is used, giving at the local level typically falls into the following four generic categories:
• Community Development/Neighborhood Preservation
• Education and Youth Development
• Health and Human Services
• Arts and Culture
Requests may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Bank’s website (linked above) to access the online application information.
Educational and Cultural Programs
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust's mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) by supporting nonprofit organizations that seek to strengthen the region's educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.
The priorities of the Trust's General Grants program include educational programs offered in both formal and informal settings; performing and visual arts projects that enrich the cultural environment of the region; and preventive health and human services programs, with a focus on youth. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time.
Visit the Trust's website for details on each of the grant programs.
The mission of The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference in locations served by the bank throughout the United States.
Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations in bank communities as well as selected national organizations. The Foundation’s areas of interest include education, community development, health and human services, arts and culture, the environment, and civic affairs.
Requests may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the web link above to take the required eligibility quiz and submit an online application.
Grants Enhance Communities in Illinois and Pennsylvania
The Exelon Corporate Contribution Program strives to improve the quality of life for the people who live and work in the company's service territory in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania. The company provides grants to nonprofit organizations that demonstrate a proven track record in addressing key community needs. Funding priorities include education, the environment, arts and culture, and neighborhood development. Program, event, and sponsorship support are provided.
Online applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the link above for more information on each of the grant categories and the grant application process.
Health Programs in Mississippi
The mission of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is to improve the health and wellness of all Mississippians through strategic and focused grantmaking. The Foundation's priority areas of interest include: children's health and wellness, community health initiatives, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and choices at every age. Nonprofit organizations and government agencies located in the state that address the Foundation’s commitment to a healthier Mississippi are eligible to apply. Online letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the eligibility requirements.
Travel Support for Native Artists
The National Native Artist Exchange, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, is designed to support the exchange of artistic skills and knowledge among Native artists. American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists throughout the United States may apply to teach, learn, and collaborate in traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms through travel from one region to another across the nation.
Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded based on budgets appropriate to the scope of travel.
Requests must be received at least two calendar months prior to the departure date of the proposed trip.
Visit the New England Foundation for the Arts website to review the program guidelines.
Youth Programs in the Pacific Northwest
The Charlotte Martin Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that provide services in urban, rural, and tribal communities throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington state. The Foundation is dedicated to funding projects that enrich the lives of youth in the areas of athletics, culture, and education. Grants are also provided for the preservation and protection of wildlife and habitat. Applications, which must be submitted online, are reviewed throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the goals and priorities for each of the Foundation’s program areas.
Support for Arts Projects in California, Hawaii, and New Mexico
The LEF Foundation supports contemporary work in the fields of film, architecture, design, and the visual and performing arts.
LEF California funds projects which include an artistic and cultural overlay, with a primary focus on work taking place in three geographic areas: California, Hawaii, and New Mexico. Specific funding categories include: Architecture and Restoration; Film, Performing Arts, and Visual Art; and Environment and Community Needs.
Grants average between $2,000 and $5,000. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Visit the Foundation’s website to review past awards and learn more about the application process.
* postings updated as of March 26, 2012.