Endowment for the Arts 2017 Grant Round

Established in 1986 through a challenge grant offered by the National Endowment for the Arts, this funding opportunity focuses on providing support to small, rural arts organizations based in Southern Arizona communities.

For the purposes of this grant, rural is defined as a community located in Arizona south of the Gila River, and has a population of 50,000 or less.  A small organization is defined as one whose annual budget does not exceed $150,000 a year.

Requests up to $5,000 will be considered. Only one application will be accepted per organization. Application deadline is October 27, 2017.  All applications must be submitted through an online process with Common Grant Application.

We strongly encourage you to review the tutorial video which contains important information on how to register/login and submit an application.  Click here to view the video.

If you are a first time user of Common Grant Application, click here to register.

If you have already applied for a grant using Common Grant Application you should have an account. Click here to log in.


Contact Carol Varney, Director, Strategic Grants and Initiatives, Community Investments at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at (520) 209-2863 or cvarney@cfsaz.org