Grants

Grant Guidelines

The Wolf Kahn Foundation grants program funds a small number of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that support artists, arts education, art for social justice, and environmental art. The Foundation supports projects that advance artists’ careers, educate youth and the public, or that express or advance social justice or environmental awareness through the arts. General operating support for organizations that carry out these priorities will also be considered. Organizations and projects that fit the above guidelines are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). After a review, the Foundation will invite applications from those who best meet the criteria. Grants are usually in the range of $5,000 to $15,000.

Application Process

The next deadline for Letters of Inquiry is January 11, 2023. LOIs will be submitted via Submittable. The LOI form will ask:

  • What does your organization propose and why?
  • How does your organization demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion?
  • When would the support requested need to begin? (Those invited to apply will receive a decision by the first week in May 2023.)
  • Please include a preliminary one-page budget, a copy of your IRS letter of tax-exemption, and a link to your website.

After submitting a Letter of Inquiry, selected organizations will be invited to apply via Submittable (Deadline: March 3, 2023). The application will ask:

  • What are your organization’s goals? What are its major needs?
  • What is the objective of the grant requested?
  • How will your organization carry out the purpose of the grant?
  • How will its results be evaluated?
  • Please submit a budget for your organization and for the proposed project.

LOIs and applications will be reviewed by the Foundation Grants Committee. The review process will consider:

  • The degree to which the project fits the Foundation’s areas of funding;
  • The degree that the grant will have an impact on the organization;
  • The organization’s ability to carry out its stated purpose;
  • The organization’s demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • The organization’s previous affiliation with Wolf Kahn or the Wolf Kahn | Emily Mason Foundation.

Applicants will be notified whether their proposals are accepted by the first week in May 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact our grants administrator at grants@wolfkahnfoundation.org.