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States for Innovative Arts Initiatives

GKV Foundation Grants

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for innovative arts programs. Applicants must submit a letter of interest prior to submitting a full proposal. Proposals and initiatives that are new and untested are encouraged to apply. While funding priorities are focused in the Mid-Atlantic and New England area, GKV will read and consider all LOIs that are submitted.

The Foundation's core belief is that smartly guided exposure to the arts will positively impact an individual’s intellectual and social skills and ultimately contribute to improving our global home. The Foundation wants to encourage and will take a chance on new, yet-to-be-tested initiatives based on a broad range of artistic expressions. The goal is that with GKV first-year funding enough measurable results will be achieved to attract sustaining funding from other sources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198061

Number of Grants:

Three to four new grants are awarded each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Ideal grant sizes are somewhere between $25,000 and $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grants may be requested. In some cases the Foundation offers continuing 2nd and 3rd year extensions if certain criteria are achieved particularly a level of matching funds.

Extensions of grants into subsequent years are part of the Foundation's plan, but the extension will be a fraction of the first year grant and then only if other grantors can be convinced that the program is worth their “investment” given first year results.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- The applicant must be a certified 501(c)(3) with a board in full compliance with the IRS;
- Parent organization must have been active for at least five years at the time of the award;
- Its annual operating budget should be big enough to manage a new, sustainable project yet small enough for a minimum grant of $25,000-50,000 to make a significant difference.

Applicants may apply with a fiscal sponsor.

Pre-Application Information:

From September 27, 2021 (9:00 am, EDT) through September 30 (midnight, EDT): Window during which GKV will accept the first 100 Letters of Interest ("LOI") for 2022 Grants. Any received outside this window will not be considered.
- October 1 – 31: Eligible Letters of Interest will be reviewed;
- November 1: 8-10 selected LOIs will be invited to submit full proposals;
- November 15: Full Grant proposals due;
- November 15 – December 1: Grant proposals evaluated and Awardees selected;
- December 1-31, 2021: Grant acceptance letters sent out, signed by Grantees, and returned to GKV;
- January 1 – February 1, 2022: Grants awarded (by Awardee request some monies may be given at a later date).

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

Send LOI’s electronically to and please remember to insert your organization’s name and EIN in Subject line.

(By Invitation Only) Send your requested proposal electronically to and please remember to insert your organization’s name and EIN in Subject line.

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USA: Connecticut;   Delaware;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia

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