Budget constraints and cutbacks make funding a primary concern. We want to help.
This section is primarily for schools, however if your organization needs to secure funding to implement a Dive Into Art Program please read on. A sample fundraising letter can be downloaded here.
Where can my organization find funding?
Many organizations across the country are eager to support art education initiatives and programs that support their mission. Organizations you might consider include, but are not limited to:
- local education foundations
- arts education organizations/councils/foundations
- local chapters of the Junior League
In addition, local businesses looking for ways to reduce their tax base and support the community in which they operate are often willing to underwrite the cost of quality arts education programs in return for publicity, such as displaying children’s artwork in their establishments. Suggestions include:
- coffee shops
- medical centers
Be creative and inquire anywhere it seems there might be a good fit.
How does my organization apply for funding?
Most organizations will require you to submit a written grant application. For more detailed information, download the Grant Guidelines.
Most written grants require the following detailed information:
- What are the goals and objectives of the program?
- Who will oversee the program?
- Who will use and/or benefit from the program?
- What is the cost of the program and how will the funds be used?
- What is the action plan/implementation timetable?
- How will the program be evaluated?
- What publicity efforts will be made to acknowledge the grant and the success of the program?
- Crayola Grant Program: Champion Creatively Alive Children and Creative Leadership Grants
- National Art Education Foundation (NAEF)
- Reflections Program: Reflections Arts Enhancement Grants
- Target Foundation and Education Grants
- The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
- The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards