Sprint Foundation: Grants for Dance

OVERVIEW: The Sprint Foundation seeks dance organizations that contribute to the cultural diversity of local communities.

IP TAKE: This corporate funder does not award many dance grants each year.

PROFILE: The telecommunications giant Sprint established its philanthropic arm, the Sprint Foundation, in 1989. The foundation focuses its grantmaking on education, arts and culture, youth development, community development, and disaster relief.

Sprint seeks arts and cultural organizations that “contribute to a thriving and diverse community.” Past grantees include City in Motion Dance Theater and the Kansas City Ballet Association. Grants are generally modest, ranging from around $1,000 to $10,000. The foundation awards grants to organizations across the United States. However, it prioritizes organizations located within the greater Kansas City metro area.

The Sprint Foundation accepts unsolicited grant proposals throughout the year via its online portal. The formal review process can take up to 90 days. The foundation does not make grants to individuals.


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