Funding Update: February 2019
Funding opportunities, from grants, to scholarships, to fellowships, to anything else you can imagine, will be shared here.
Want to see more? Check out our Database of Funding Opportunities to see even more funding opportunities for Queer Youth Theater and beyond.
Stonewall Community Foundation: Bee's Fund
What: Microgrant, $25-$650
For: female‐identified people, including lesbians, bisexual women,
and transwomen, ages 18‐25, whose own families have withdrawn emotional and/or financial support because of their sexual and/or gender identity.
The Stonewall Community Foundation is proud to offer grants that benefit LGBTQ individuals who have an express need for support. These microgrants, as we call them, range from $25 to $650, with some flexibility depending on the request. Right now, microgrants are made exclusively through the Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund and are awarded to help young women who have lost family support because of their sexual orientation or gender identity in becoming self-sufficient. Applicants must be between 18 and 25 years old, reside in the United States, and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans.
Expenses that may be covered by a microgrant include, but are not limited to:
GED tutoring or classes
Uniforms necessary for work
Undergraduate college application fees
Vocational training, licensing, and testing fees
Domestic needs, such as bedding or rental security deposits
Securing legal name changes or gender-affirming IDs
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Spring Grants
For: small organizations and projects
Location: USA, with a priority for projects in the Bay Area
Deadline: March 21
We are especially attracted to progressive grassroots projects that promote wellness, joy, tolerance, and diversity within our communities. We have a vision that encompasses diverse communities and groups that have a common interest in human rights, people of every gender, gender identity, race, class, age, and sexual orientation. We favor projects that serve the Bay Area or particularly embattled communities in other locales around the country and the world. We are especially thrilled to fund special projects (over general operations), to support innovators, and to provide seed money that will have a ripple effect. We welcome applications whether or not you have 501-c3 status or a fiscal sponsor.
Princess Grace Foundation-USA: Theater Grants
What: Scholarships, Apprenticeships, and Fellowships
For: US Citizens in their last year of theater education or working with a non=profit theater company
Deadline: April 1, 2019
SCHOLARSHIPS for tuition assistance for the last year of professional training at a non-profit school located in the United States. Please note, grants are based on tuition costs only; no other expenses (i.e. room and board, materials, books, etc.) may be included.
APPRENTICESHIPS and FELLOWSHIPS for artistic compensation for an individual artist (exclusive of benefits) nominated by a professional, non-profit theater company. Nominees may not have worked with the company for more than five years at the time of application. PGF-USA seeks to foster relationships that nurture and support the applicant’s artistic growth during the grant period.
National Endowment for the Arts: Challenge America
What: Project Grant
For: Small and mid-sized organizations
Deadline: April 11, 2019 (make sure to register in March and prepare materials beforehand!)
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.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
For: Youth, ages 8-18
Deadline: April 15, 2019
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.