Emergency Grants for Arts and Poetry Organizations – Mar 1

Posted by Poetry Foundation on February 9, 2021

Poetry Foundation Welcomes Applications for Emergency Grants Fund

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in American culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

To help advance this mission, the foundation welcomes applications for its Emergency Grants Fund, which was created to support poetry and affiliated art organizations struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is open to poetry organizations and organizations located in the United States that use poetry as an expression of their missions, including organizations fighting for social justice and working to advance racial equity in poetry and affiliated art. While the foundation is still working to define how its grantmaking can best identify and meet the needs of its stakeholders in the long-term, the emergency fund aims to provide support for urgent needs due to the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To that end, one-time emergency grants will be awarded in the range of $5,000 and $20,000, to be determined by organizations’ annual budgets and requested funds.

The fund is open to national and Illinois-based poetry organizations and organizations that use poetry as a part of their programming in any capacity. Organizations must have tax exempt status as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor with such status.

See the Poetry Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: March 1, 2021

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