Funding Research@RISD, July 8 2013

Learn more about funding opportunities and resources to support your work at the Research@RISD website.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities:

Mockingbird Foundation – Music Education
What: grants to support music education in children up to 18 years of age that encourage creative expression in any form.
When: Letter of inquiry due August 1, 2013
How much: $100 – $5,000

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation Grants
What: grants for innovative programs that provide access to post-secondary education, preservation of natural resources or provide basic human or social services.
When: August 1, 2013
How much: no amount stated

The Hearst Foundation
What: grants for nonprofit organizations addressing health, culture, education and social service. Funding is available for endowment, program support and capital grant support.
When: Ongoing, next review is in September.
How much: $30,000 – $250,000

Doris Duke Building Demand for the Arts Grants

What: Grants to artists and arts organizations working together to increase demand for and interest in jazz, theater and contemporary dance.
When: August 2, 2013
How much: Exploration grants in the amounts of $20,000 or $40,000

Dizzy Feet Foundation Community Funding
What: Grants are available to USA non-profits, community, governmental, and other organizations to provide dance education to children in low-income and disadvantaged communities in order to allow them to experience dance, educate them about the many styles of dance, and expose them to the lifelong benefits of dance.
When: August 30, 2013
How much: No limit stated

Google Grants
What: The foundation, through its parent company, will allow selected applicants that provide services in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts, to open a free advertising account and utilize the company’s technology to gain more publicity.
When: Ongoing
How much: Up to $10,000 per month in internet advertising services.

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
RICH grants support various phases of public humanities projects (from research and development to production) and many kinds of public humanities projects (from live discussion and presentation programs to broadcast media programs).


Proposal Writing Basics Webinar. Offered by the Foundation Center. Watch it here

Ongoing: Introduction to Grantseeking. Offered by the Foundation Center. Watch it here

Reminder: Search our funding database, SPINplus, which has been upgraded with better features and search capabilities. Access it here to see the new changes or to create a profile.

Questions? Please contact Patti Phillips at with any questions pertaining to state or federal funding opportunities and Pamela Harrington, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at, for any private foundation questions.


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