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Sheila Fortune Foundation (SFF) Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States
for Arts Programs Serving At-Risk Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Sheila Fortune Foundation (SFF)

Deadline Date:

05/04/18 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $4,000 to $10,000 to New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Indiana nonprofit organizations to support arts activities serving at-risk youth. Possible disciplines include dance, theatre, music, film, photography, and painting. The Foundation seeks to provide youth with the opportunities to participate in and experience educational arts activities.

The Foundation holds the philosophy that many youths from all backgrounds and experiences are gifted but need a medium and the opportunity to express and develop their talents. In accordance with its philosophy and the resources available to the Foundation, it has initially established the following guidelines for its activities.
1. The Foundation will identify organizations which are familiar with at-risk youths and provide the youths with a stabilized setting, and the Foundation will grant support in order to enable these organizations to develop and administer programs promoting the interests and abilities of these youths in the arts.

2. The scope of arts programs is not intended to be limited to any particular programs but could include interests in theatre, dance, painting, music, film and photography.

3. The Foundation will defer to other organizations as to the identification, intervention, and the immediate or long-term physical and emotional needs of these youths.

4. The Foundation will limit its activities to a few select programs and only within the States of Colorado, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New Mexico.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180632

Estimated Size of Grant:

A new proposal, if accepted for funding, will receive a maximum $4,000 in initial funding year.

Grants range from $4,000 to $10,000. In exceptional circumstances, the Board will consider grants in excess of $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications must include a copy of your current 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS stating that your organization is classified as a public charity under Section 509(a)(1) or Section 509 (a)(2).

Pre-Application Information:

The SFF accepts applications once a year. The next deadline is May 4, 2018.

Grant submissions are due by May 4, 2018 11:59 PM.

The SFF prefers to initiate site visits, if needed, and generally discourages pre-application meetings. Proposals are screened and evaluated upon receipt. Organizations are notified promptly as to the status of each proposal. Those that are considered inappropriate under the guidelines are declined on a rolling basis.

Grantee awards by the Board of Directors will be made at the annual June board meeting. Award notifications will immediately follow.


Application and Instructions:

Contact Information:

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

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Sheila Fortune Foundation
2135 Fourth Street
Boulder, CO 80302

P: (303) 443-5348
F: (303) 443-5365

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado;   Indiana;   New Mexico;   Pennsylvania