Deadline: TBD 2019 (last deadline was April 12, 2018)
The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. Grant amount: $10,000. Requires matching. Contact: Challenge America Specialists, email@example.com, 202/682-5700.
Deadline: TBD 2019 (last deadline February 15, 2018)
The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to supporting museum activity that demonstrates exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Specifically, the National Endowment for the Arts assists museums through the support of exhibitions, care of collections, conservation, commissions, public art works, community engagement, education activities, and other museum work. Museum projects funded by the National Endowment for the Arts demonstrate artistic excellence in and across a variety of mediums, movements, eras, and cultures. Grant Amount/Period: $10,000-100,000/up to two years. Toniqua Lindsay, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202/682-5529 or Kathleen Dinsmore, email@example.com, 202/682-5719.