The Endowment for the Arts grant round was established when the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona received a 2:1 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in 1986 to establish a fund to support small- and medium-sized arts organizations based in rural 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. Since 1987, 354 unrestricted operating grants have been distributed totaling $536,390.
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is proud to announce that they have awarded $20,000 to four organizations based in rural communities supporting the Arts. The following organizations were awarded funding:
- Patagonia Creative Arts Association
- Central School Project
- Dancing in the Streets
- The Bisbee Radio Project, Inc.
The Endowment for the Arts RFP is scheduled to open in October 2018 for small-and-medium arts organization based in rural communities.
Contact Kelly Huber, Director, Strategic Grants and Initiatives, Community Investments at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at (520) 209-2858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.