Foundation Grants List 1/22/2020

Grant Recommendations

Welcome! Here are this week’s recommended foundations. These grants will be for various types of organizations, so they may not always be a perfect fit for you. However, there will be some that are. We also offer customized grant research reports that offer grants researched specifically for your organization, provide you with all of the submission requirements, deadlines, and a researched recommended request amount so that you can put your best effort forward when you apply.

This week’s focus is on Film Grants. Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

Fleishhacker Foundation

The majority of the Fleishhacker Foundation’s arts grantmaking takes place through the Small Grants Program. The purpose of the program is to support the development and presentation of the work of living Bay Area artists. New work is the first priority, however retrospectives and classical repertory of non-living artists will be considered.
Grants may be awarded for: artists’ fees for creative time; post-production costs for performances or film projects; exhibition/installation costs for visual, media, or interdisciplinary arts projects; activities that contribute to overall artistic development; and efforts to strengthen an organization’s artistic impact within the community.
The Foundation seeks to fund a broad range of arts groups during the course of each year. It strives to make grants that represent a diversity of arts disciplines, aesthetic sensibilities, and forms of cultural expression. The Foundation generally priorities the proposals that best support working artists. Only nonprofit arts organizations may apply for funding; individual artists are not eligible for grants through this program.
Applicants must be:
* arts and cultural organizations incorporated as not-for-profit [501(c)(3)];
* organizations residing and offering programming in the greater San Francisco Bay Area;
* able to demonstrate a consistent artistic presence in the Bay Area for at least 3 years;
* of budget size between $100,000 and $750,000.
There are two grant cycles each year, Spring & Fall. Deadlines for grant proposals are January 15 deadline for May decisions, and July 15 for October decisions.



Westridge Foundation

The Westridge Foundation is accepting applications for the SFFILM Westridge Grant. This fund supports US-based, independent narrative feature films in the screenwriting or development phase. Grants are awarded twice annually to projects that address social issues and pressing questions of our time through creative and original storytelling.
In addition to financial support, recipients receive a range of benefits through SFFILM’s comprehensive and dynamic artist development programs, as well as support and feedback from SFFILM and Westridge Foundation staff. The SFFILM Westridge Grant is open to US-based filmmakers whose stories take place in the United States. All grantees will spend one week in the Bay Area attending a programmed retreat geared towards honing their craft, strengthening their scripts, and making connections to other filmmakers and industry professionals. Travel and accommodation for the retreat will be provided.
Current SFFILM Westridge Grants are as follows:
Screenwriting Grants: Grants to filmmakers in the screenwriting phase range between $20,000 and $25,000, and are awarded to writers or writer/directors who have at least one draft of their screenplay completed. The expectation is that, at the end of the six-month grant period, screenwriting grantees will have a final or nearly-final draft of their script completed.
The Westridge Foundation seeks to support individuals, organizations, institutions, and programs dedicated to promoting community and/or national social good.
** The final deadline is February 12, 2020

Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc.

The Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc. provides funding for higher and secondary educational institutions attended by the Beveridge family, social service and youth agencies, community development, culture, health, minorities, ecological programs, and religious organizations attended by the Beveridge family.
Related fields of interest include: adult/continuing education; aging; aging, centers/services; animal welfare; child development, education; child development, services; Christian agencies & churches; disabilities, people with; education; education, early childhood education; family services; health care; health organizations; historic preservation/historical societies; hospitals (general); housing/shelter, development; human services; mental health/crisis services; minorities; minorities/immigrants, centers/services; nutrition; Protestant agencies & churches; religion; residential/custodial care, hospices; voluntarism promotion; and youth, services.
The foundation provides the following types of support: annual campaigns; building/renovation; capital campaigns; emergency funds; equipment; in-kind gifts; income development; land acquisition; management development/capacity building; matching/challenge support; program development; research; seed money; and technical assistance.
Giving is limited to Hampden and Hampshire counties, Massachusetts. The foundation does not provide support for governmental agencies, private foundations or federated giving programs, or for private educational institutions not attended by members of the Beveridge family. The foundation does not make grants to individuals, or for general operating support, income development, internships, endowment or operating funds, awards or competitions, commissioning of new works, conferences and seminars, curriculum development, debt reduction, matching gifts, multi-year payments, exhibitions, film or radio production, scholarships, fellowships, foreign organizations or for foreign expenditure; no loans.
Application information is available on the foundation website. Applicants should submit the following:
* signature and title of chief executive officer
* copy of IRS Determination Letter
* copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
* listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
* detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
* copy of current year’s organizational budget and/or project budget
Application deadlines are February 1 and August 1. Final notification is given on May 1 and November 1.