Grants

Robert Lehman Foundation | Patricia Kind Family Foundation| The Tomberg Family Philanthropies | Kuvio Creative | Les Paul Foundation |

Robert Lehman Foundation

Deadline: September 1, 2019
Website: https://www.robertlehmanfoundation.org/guidelines.php

The Robert Lehman Foundation makes grants exclusively in the field of the visual arts.

Grants are made to leaders in the field of the visual arts as well as innovative newcomers – museums, arts organizations, educational institutions and other cultural organizations – with the goal of enhancing the role of the visual arts within American and world culture.

The Foundation supports museum exhibitions, art education programs, scholarly publications and art history lectureships that complement the strengths of the Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and advance the goal of identifying the Foundation with serious scholarly endeavors. The art education programs supported share the goal of providing art education to underserved communities that have insufficient access to any type of arts learning, This stems from the Foundation’s strong belief that access to the arts improves the lives of people and communities.

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation reviews proposals on a bi-annual basis, with meetings generally held in October and May. Proposals to be considered at the May meeting must be received by April 1. Proposals to be considered at the October meeting must be received by September 1.

Funding is available nationwide.

Patricia Kind Family Foundation

Deadline: September 8, 2019
Website: https://pkindfamilyfoundation.org/apply

The mission of The Patricia Kind Family Foundation is to financially support organizations that help children, adults, and seniors obtain basic human needs, including food, shelter, clothing, education, and physical and mental health care.

The foundation is interested in encouraging practical, caring solutions to community problems by supporting preventive and direct service efforts. It funds proven approaches from nonprofit organizations operating in Philadelphia county that are tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3). Priority is given to smaller organizations with budgets under $1 million who have the potential to make a difference.  Please Note: Although we have funded programs in the four counties surrounding Philadelphia in the past – Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery – we are now focusing our support specifically to organizations in Philadelphia County. The Summer/Fall 2019 application (opening August 1st) will be the last cycle that programs operating in the four counties will be eligible to apply for possible funding.

All applications must be submitted online through the website during one of the three grant cycles. The online process opens approximately one month prior to each deadline and closes at midnight on the deadline date. Once the application cycle closes, applicants receive an email confirming the application was received on time with all required documentation. After the application has been fully reviewed applicants will be contacted as to its status. This process will take two to five weeks after the deadline.

Fall Cycle:  August 1 – September 8

Proposals are reviewed and site visits scheduled in October, November, and December.

Final funding decisions are made at the Board meeting in January.

The Tomberg Family Philanthropies

Deadline: September 9, 2019
Website:  http://www.tombergphilanthropies.org/how-to-apply/

The Tomberg Family Philanthropies (The Marty Tomberg Charitable Fund and The Philip and Helen Brecher Charitable Fund) make grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in the United States and government entities such as public schools and universities.

The funding focus areas are education, environment, health and poverty alleviation. Of interest are pilot programs, support of new programs, capacity building, evaluations, etc. that allow the Funds to make a larger difference with limited funds than would be possible otherwise.

Up to three years of support may be provided for each program funded.

Ineligible requests:

  • The Funds generally will not make grants to fund the general operational expenses of non-profit organizations.
  • Due to the limited size and number of grants made, the Funds normally are not able to support ongoing operations of existing programs.
  • After the first year, if continued funding is approved, a portion of the grants may be designated for capacity building efforts.
  • Grants are not made to religious organizations or to fund projects run by religious organizations.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of inquiry. The LOI period will open on July 25. Previous grantees must also submit a letter of inquiry if they wish to reapply. Invited applicants will be notified by November 13, with proposals will be due by December 19, 2019.

Funding is available nationwide.

Kuvio Creative

Deadline: September 10, 2019
Website:  http://www.kuv.io

Kuvio Creative is a full-service digital design agency, including website development, app development, branding and web design, marketing, and operations consulting.

The company provides pro-bono services to selected nonprofits, women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned businesses via a grant award process. Recipients will have a consultation with the team and receive up to 100 hours of service depending on the scope of the project.

This program is open nationwide.

Les Paul Foundation

Deadline: September 15, 2019
Website: https://www.lespaulfoundation.org/programs/

The Les Paul Foundation supports programs and awards grants for:

  •  Music, music engineering and sound programs that serve youth.
  •  Music-related student scholarships at schools and educational organizations.
  •  Medical research and programs related to hearing impairment.
  •  Public exhibits displaying Les Paul’s life achievements.

Organizations located and operating programs in the United States and classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax- exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply.

There are two application deadlines per year: January 15 and September 15. Funding is available nationwide.