Just Announced: $30,000 Arts Funding Available

image001The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is pleased to announce $30,000 in grant funding is available, from the Endowment for the Arts Fund, to small, rural arts organizations in Southern Arizona.  The deadline for submission requesting support is January 9, 2015. The maximum grant per agency is $5,000.

Endowment for the Arts cover sheet and roster templates

Endowment for the Arts Guidelines

Endowment for the Arts Handy Hints and Sample Budget

This funding opportunity was established in 1986 with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since that time, 343 unrestricted operating grants have been awarded to small, rural arts organizations, totaling $476,390.

“This grant is meant to give an organization the freedom to do its mission without having to worry about paying the light bills or the rent, at least for a while,” said Barbara Brown, VP of Programs and Community Initiatives at CFSA. “There are few opportunities to apply for unrestricted dollars, particularly for groups located outside the Tucson metro area.”

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.

CFSA and its affiliates granted more than $12 million to regional nonprofits last year.  To learn more, please visit www.cfsaz.org. For questions about this grant, please contact Barbara Brown at bbrown@cfsaz.org.