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Howard Gilman Foundation Grant

Grants to New York City Nonprofits to Support Innovative
Local Performing Arts Presenters and Organizations

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Foundation / Corporation

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Howard Gilman Foundation

LOI Date:

07/27/18

Deadline Date:

09/07/18 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants starting at $10,000 to New York City nonprofits to support creative and promising local performing arts presenters and organizations. LOIs are due by March 9, 2018. Funding is intended to support the arts disciplines of dance, music, and theater by a wide range of organizations of varying structure, style, and budget size.

Above all, the Foundation seeks to support organizations that are devoted to excellence in both artistic achievement and audience experience.

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 the 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.
- Make distinctive contributions to the cultural vitality of the New York City performing arts community.

The Howard Gilman Foundation provides both general operating and project support grants. Requests for cash reserves, capital needs, and other special opportunity grants are by invitation only.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179494

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

- General operating support grants are for a period of one fiscal year (multi-year general operating support requests are by invitation only).

- Project grants are for the duration of the proposed project. The Foundation does not fund projects retroactively.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is given to:

- Professional performing arts organizations (dance companies, theatre companies, music ensembles)
- Performing arts presenters
- Service organizations that provide support for the performing arts and performing artists

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

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.

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.

Not funded:
- Arts education or in-school arts programming
- Professional performing arts training or tuition-based programs
- Individual artists
- Social service organizations
- Museums, libraries, or other institutions whose primary mission is not the performing arts
- Non-professional performing arts organizations (ie: community theatre, student, or youth-oriented ensembles)
- Venues that are primarily rental facilities

Pre-Application Information:

In order to begin the submission process, New Applicants must first submit an online Letter of Inquiry (LOI), and Current Grantees must submit an online Intent to Apply (ITA).

New Applicants are organizations that have not been awarded funding during or after calendar year 2015. Current Grantees are organizations that have been awarded funding during or after calendar year 2015.

If your organization was awarded funding during or after calendar year 2015, and then subsequently declined for funding, it is considered a New Applicant. If you do not know if your organization is a New Applicant or a Current Grantee, please call Kimberleigh Costanzo, Grants Manager.

Foundation staff reviews the submitted Letter of Inquiry and Intent to Apply forms. Approved organizations are invited to complete full applications.

The staff will complete a comprehensive evaluation of each proposal and organization. Evaluation typically includes an assessment of the application, as well as one or more site visits to meet organizational leadership and/or review performance activities.

Decision notifications are sent via email. Upon completion of the Foundation’s online grant contract, funded organizations will receive their grant awards via standard mail.

2018 Cycle 1

- Wednesday, November 8, 2017: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are posted on the online portal.
- Friday, December 1, 2017: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are due by 11:59 PM.
- Wednesday, December 20, 2017: Invitations to apply are emailed to approved organizations. Declined organizations also receive an email notification.
- Friday, January 12, 2018: Applications are due by 11:59 PM.
- March 2018: Funding decisions are emailed to applicants.

2018 Cycle 2

- Friday, February 16, 2018: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are posted on the online portal.
- Friday, March 9, 2018: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are due by 11:59 PM.
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018: Invitations to apply are emailed to approved organizations. Declined organizations also receive an email notification.
- Friday, April 13, 2018: Applications are due by 11:59 PM.
- July 2018: Funding decisions are emailed to applicants.

2018 Cycle 3

- Friday, July 6, 2018: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are posted on the online portal.
- Friday, July 27, 2018: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are due by 11:59 PM.
- Tuesday, August 14, 2018: Invitations to apply are emailed to approved organizations. Declined organizations also receive an email notification.
- Friday, September 7, 2018: Applications are due by 11:59 PM.
- December 2018: Funding decisions are emailed to applicants.

How to Apply: http://howardgilmanfoundation.org/funding-process/

Application preview: http://howardgilmanfoundation.org/application-preview/

Dates and deadlines: http://howardgilmanfoundation.org/dates-and-deadlines/

FAQ: http://howardgilmanfoundation.org/faq/

Contact Information:

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

Register and submit an LOI online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=B9OfTluxi4kl0vZZWRet0NR3bf2rRQtA4vKRfV2IiFg1

Kimberleigh Costanzo, Grants Manager
212-408-0408
kcostanzo@howardgilmanfoundation.org

The Howard Gilman Foundation
1 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1701
New York, NY 10020

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