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Howard Gilman Foundation Grants

Grants to New York City, New York Nonprofit Arts
Organizations to Promote the Performing Arts

GrantWatch ID#: 176692
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Howard Gilman Foundation

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Grants starting at $10,000 to New York City, New York nonprofit performing arts organizations that are working to make a significant positive impact on the City's cultural vitality. Letters of Intent are due by December 2. The Foundation is interested in supporting a cross-section of New York City-based performing arts organizations of varying structure, style, and budget size. Above all, the Foundation is committed to serving organizations devoted to excellence in both artistic achievement and audience experience.

The Foundation’s priority is to fund dance, music, theater, and multidisciplinary professional performing arts organizations. The Foundation is also interested in service organizations that support these disciplines.

Additional priority will specifically be given to organizations and projects that:

- Celebrate, reimagine, and honor the classics and/or foster the creation of new work.
- Support the growth of a next generation of artists.
- Seek innovative ways to make programming available and affordable to audiences that reflect the diversity of New York City.
- Demonstrate a commitment to providing living wages for artists.
- Partner with other institutions and across disciplines in creative and effective ways.

Awards range from $10,000 to $250,000. Proposals for funding outside of these parameters are by invitation only.

When considering applying for Foundation funding, please note that the majority of the Foundation's grants range between $25,000 and $100,000.

General operating support grants are for one fiscal year. Project grants may span one or more fiscal years.

To be considered for Foundation funding, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3).

A Note to 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations - If your organization has 501(c)(3) status, it must:

- Be incorporated and based in one of the five boroughs of New York City.
- Show operating revenue that exceeds $250,000 for the last completed fiscal year and the current fiscal year.
- Employ at least one full-time artistic and/or administrative staff member.
- Demonstrate the administrative and financial capacity to achieve and assess the goals of the proposed grant.

Fiscally Sponsored Organizations - If your organization is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3), it must:

- Be based in one of the five boroughs of New York City.
- Show operating revenue that exceeds $250,000 for the last completed fiscal year and the current fiscal year.
- Maintain its own financial records or have financial records that are maintained by its fiscal agent.
- Be able to produce ONE of the following: an Independent Accountants’ Review (IAR), a 990, or professionally generated financial statements.
- Have an active Board of Trustees or Advisory Board.
- Employ at least one full-time artistic and/or administrative staff member.
- Demonstrate the administrative and financial capacity to achieve and assess the goals of the proposed grant.

Types of Grants:

The Howard Gilman Foundation provides both general operating and project support grants.

Please note that:

- General operating support grants are for one fiscal year.
- Project grants may span one or more fiscal years.
- Requests for endowment, cash reserves, and capital needs are by invitation only.
- Individual artists and government agencies are not eligible for grants.

Further Priorities:

The Foundation’s priority at this time is to fund dance, music, theater, and multidisciplinary professional performing arts organizations. The Foundation is also interested in service organizations that support these disciplines.

Key Dates and Deadlines - 2017 Cycle 1 (March 2017 Funding Notification)

LOI/Intent to Apply Posted Online: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
LOI/Intent to Apply Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016
Notification of Invitation to Apply: By Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Application Submission Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017
Notification of Decision: Mid-March 2017

Application Process:

In order to begin the submission process, new applicants must first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), and current grantees must submit an Intent to Apply. New applicants are defined as organizations that did not receive funding during the previous calendar year. Current grantees are defined as organizations that were awarded funding during the previous calendar year. If you do not know if your organization is a New Applicant or a Current Grantee, please call Kimberleigh Costanzo at 212.408.0408.

Click here to view the online FAQs: http://howardgilmanfoundation.org/frequently-asked-questions/

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

You can email questions to Kimberleigh Costanzo at kcostanzo@howardgilmanfoundation.org or call her at 212.408.0408.

Click here to access the online application system: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=B9OfTluxi4kl0vZZWRet0NR3bf2rRQtA4vKRfV2IiFg1

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