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Community Culture Outreach Grants for Museums

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MetLife Foundation

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Grants ranging up to $75,000 to strengthen communities, broaden programming, and promote museums as centers of education without boundaries. The purpose of the program is to encourage art museums to reach out to large numbers of people of all ages and backgrounds through imaginative programs and/or exhibits that help people understand and appreciate each other and their world.

Museums may request funding for one or a combination of the following categories,
but the requested project does not have to be limited to these categories:

Collaborations: Partnerships between (1) mainstream museums and culturally specific
museums; (2) museums and nonprofit organizations serving diverse populations, whose
primary mission does not focus on the arts, e.g. community centers, social service
organizations, immigrant and refugee organizations and others; (3) museums and arts
organizations of all types.

Artist Residencies: Bringing artists with diverse perspectives to conduct programs for a museum and/or community.

Exhibits: Displays of works by artists that engage audiences and promote understanding of our world and different cultures.

Offsite Programming: Programs which extend the reach of the museum into diverse and
underserved communities, including new immigrant communities, such as off-site lectures, exhibits and programs, mobile museums and other projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123837

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$75,000 (max)


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Art museums in the United States that meet the following requirements are eligible to apply:
In existence for at least five years;
501(c)(3) status determined by the Internal Revenue Service; and
Located in one of the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX; Houston, TX; Los Angeles County, CA; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; and San Francisco/Oakland, CA.

Pre-Application Information:

One hard copy of the proposal must be submitted by the deadline, with the required cover sheet. Proposals should not be placed in binders or inside plastic covers.

Applications should be mailed to the following address:
Museum and Community Connections
MetLife Foundation
1095 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program Contact:
Rohit Burman
Phone: (212) 578 - 3194

Museum and Community Connections
MetLife Foundation
1095 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10036

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USA: Arizona;   California;   Florida;   Georgia;   Illinois;   Massachusetts;   Minnesota;   New York;   Texas