Open Meadows Foundation: Grants for Visual Arts

OVERVIEW: Open Meadows grants support women and girls leading and benefitting from projects that address activism and social justice.

IP TAKE: This funder supports arts projects from almost all disciplines as long as they meet funding requirements. Applications from small organizations and first-time applicants will receive the most attention.  

PROFILE: Open Meadows Foundation supports projects led by and benefitting women and girls that further gender, racial, and economic justice. It seeks to “direct its resources towards changing the world.” It makes visual arts grants to organizations with 501(c)(3) status and an operational budget of under $75,000.

The foundation’s $2000 grants prioritize small and start-up organizations. These support any type of project that benefits women and girls and reflects “the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization.” They will not fund individuals, religious organizations, or for-profit businesses. Click here for a more complete list of what the foundation will not fund. Past grantees include projects in most areas of the arts.

View application guidelines here and the proposal cover sheet here.

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