Grants for Creative Writing in Florida
Grants for Creative Writing in Florida
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Coca-Cola Foundation Community Support Grants
The Coca Cola Foundation Inc
The Coca-Cola Foundation is our company's primary international philanthropic arm.
Since its inception in 1984, The Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 billion in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world.
Giving Back to Communities
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the independent philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, is committed to a charitable giving strategy that makes a difference in communities around the world. In 2021, The Coca-Cola Foundation contributed $109.2 million to approximately 350 organizations globally.
Read more about our priorities in the 2021 Business & Environmental, Social and Governance Report.
Hearst Foundations Grants
Hearst Foundations' Mission
The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
Hearst Foundations' Goals
The Foundations seek to achieve their mission by funding approaches that result in:
- Improved health and quality of life
- Access to high quality educational options to promote increased academic achievement
- Arts and sciences serving as a cornerstone of society
- Sustainable employment and productive career paths for adults
- Stabilizing and supporting families
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests – culture, education, health and social service – and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. In each area of funding, the Foundations seek to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The Foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support.
The Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences, prioritizing those which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting and measurable impact. The Foundations also fund select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. The Foundations’ focus is largely on higher education, but they also fund innovative models of early childhood and K-12 education, as well as professional development.
Types of Support: Program, scholarship, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving needs, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. Because the Foundations seek to use their funds to create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health, support for medical research and the development of young investigators is also considered.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund direct-service organizations that tackle the roots of chronic poverty by applying effective solutions to the most challenging social and economic problems. The Foundations prioritize supporting programs that have proven successful in facilitating economic independence and in strengthening families. Preference is also given to programs with the potential to scale productive practices in order to reach more people in need.
Types of Support: Program, capital and general support
New ERA Writers Program
Cornelia T Bailey Charitable Trust
New ERA Writers Program Goals
The New Era Writers Program aims to inspire those who seek to improve their current abilities or find a community with like-minded individuals and writers. We want to provide support and resources to writers and writing programs to help amplify their voices and improve their capabilities. Our Foundation believes that one of the most important life skills is the ability to be an effective writer and communicator. We support programs that will provide anyone with the knowledge and skills to express themselves through the art of writing and encourage higher levels of training designed to assist in delivering clear and persuasive arguments for change and equality. This program was designed to support writers as they pursue a career and love of writing.
The New Era program was created to encourage writing professionals, teachers, counselors, professors, and schools to start or continue programs supporting professional and creative writing career paths.
The program can support:
- Any writing genre: Journalism, Fiction, Poetry, Prose, Blogging, Novel, Autobiography, Book Reviews, Comic Strips, Diaries, Essays, Fables, etc.
- Programs can be Workshops, Writing Clubs, Curriculum Based Programs, After-school programs, Summer Programs, Retreats, etc.
- Program space that provides a safe and inspiring environment.
- Community Partnerships or On-Staff Writing Professionals or Teachers with Writing Degrees or who Minored in Writing or any Humanities, Liberal Arts or another degree that teaches or encourages writing.
Open Applications: Local Community Grants
NOTE: Applications may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle, open from Feb 1 to the deadline above. Please note that applications will only remain active in our system for 90 days, and at the end of this period they will be automatically rejected.
GuidelinesLocal Community grants range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000. Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.Organizations may only submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the 2019 grant cycle.
Lawrence Foundation Grant
The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.
The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other similar organizations are eligible for grants from The Lawrence Foundation.
Grant Amount and Types
Grants typically range between $5,000 - $10,000. In some limited cases we may make larger grants, but that is typically after we have gotten to know your organization over a period of time. We also generally don’t make multi-year grants, although we may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years.
General operating or program/project grant requests within our areas of interests are accepted. In general, regardless of whether a grant request is for general operating or program/project expenses, all of our grants will be issued as unrestricted grants.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
Cultural Facilities Grant
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Cultural Facilities Program: Program Description
The Cultural Facilities Program is intended for organizations whose mission is cultural programming in one of the disciplines as defined in (section 265.283(7), Florida Statutes). The Cultural Facilities Program coordinates and guides the State of Florida's support and funding of renovation, new construction, or acquisition of cultural facilities.
The applicant's mission must be to directly conduct arts and cultural programming. By program definition, a cultural facility is a building where the programming, production, presentation, exhibition of any of the arts and cultural disciplines are carried out (section 265.283(7), Florida Statutes). These disciplines are music, dance, theatre, creative writing, literature, architecture, painting, sculpture, folk arts, photography, crafts, media arts, visual arts, and programs of museums and must comprise at least 85% of facility use. The Program is intended for bricks and mortar construction or renovation or for acquisition (not any combination of the three). State funding shall not be used for parking facilities, sidewalks, walkways, and trails that are the entire scope of work; landscaping; fabrication or design of exhibits (not permanently affixed to the building); nor commercial projects.
General Program Support (GPS) Grant
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
The General Program Support (GPS) grant is designed to fund up to $150,000 for the general program activities of an organization that is realizing its stated mission and furthering the state's cultural objectives. Not-for-profit cultural organizations, museums, and recurring cultural programs that meet the Basic eligibility requirements are eligible to apply for General Program Support. The organization's mission must directly support arts and cultural programming.
The Division offers four types of General Program Support:
- Arts in Education program support for organizations that promote excellence in arts education;
- Discipline-Based program support for cultural and artistic programming;
- Local Arts Agency program support for designated Local Arts Agencies;
- State Service Organization program support for cultural organizations that meet the definition of State Service Organization
Discipline-Based program support is intended to provide financial support for the programs of eligible organizations that conduct cultural programming, realize their stated mission, and further the state's cultural objectives.
The Discipline-Based proposal type has three funding categories based on Total Operating Income (TOI). To determine the correct category and request amount, use the Total Operating Income from the applicant's most recently completed fiscal year as reported in the application operating budget.
- Level 1
- TOI: $4,000 to $250,000
- Maximum request: $40,000 or 25% of TOI whichever is less.
- Level 2
- TOI: $250,001 to $900,000
- Maximum request: $90,000 or 15% of TOI whichever is less.
- Level 3:
- TOI: $900,001 or more
- Maximum request: $150,000 or 10% of TOI whichever is less.
The Division encourages the use of Florida-based artists whenever possible.
Discipline Categories: Discipline-Based applicants must select one of eleven (11) discipline categories.
Dance: The Dance discipline is for organizations that promote excellence in dance. This includes producing dance companies and other organizations with dance programming.
Literature: The Literature discipline is for organizations that promote excellence in the literary arts. This includes small presses, noncommercial publishing houses, professional literary groups, and other organizations with literary programming.
The Media Arts discipline is for organizations that promote excellence in film, video, radio, and television. This includes film and video festivals, and media art exhibitions, conferences, and seminars.
The Multidisciplinary discipline is for organizations that are producing two (2) or more separate artistic or cultural disciplines. Presenting organizations should apply to the Presenting discipline. Artistic and cultural disciplines include, but are not limited to:
- creative writing;
- media arts;
- traditional arts;
- visual arts.
The Museum discipline is for organizations that are primarily educational and aesthetic with proposals focused on the applicant's collections and/or exhibits. This includes zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums, nature centers and aquariums.
To be eligible to apply to this discipline, a museum must:
- be open to the public for at least 180 days each year;
- own or utilize collections, including works of art, historical artifacts, or other tangible objects, whether live or inanimate;
- care for these collections, including works of art, historical artifacts, or other tangible objects; and
- exhibit these collections, including works of art, historical artifacts, or other tangible objects to the public on a regular schedule.
Museums are encouraged but not required to participate in the American Alliance of Museums' Museum Assessment Program (MAP) and to pursue or maintain national accreditation through American Alliance of Museums (AAM), American Zoological Association (AZA), or Zoological Association of America (ZAA).
Museums may include but are not limited to the following:
- Art Museums;
- Historical Museums;
- Multidisciplinary Museums;
- Science Museums; and
- Youth and Children's Museums.
Non-museum organizations conducting visual art exhibitions should apply to the Visual Art discipline. Multidisciplinary museums may also apply to the Multidisciplinary discipline.
The Music discipline includes both vocal and instrumental music and is for organizations that promote excellence in music performance and creation.
The Music discipline includes but is not limited to chamber or jazz ensembles, choral groups, community bands, orchestras, opera, and world music ensembles.
Producers of musical theatre should submit their application to the appropriate Theatre discipline (professional or community). Presenting organizations should apply to the Presenter discipline.
The Presenter discipline supports the presentation of performing arts groups, individual artists, or other cultural providers.
A Presenter is an organization that enters into agreements to provide performances or other cultural activities. The organization generally does not create, rehearse, cast, or have artistic control over the performance or activity.
Applicants producing, rather than presenting, should apply to the appropriate discipline for their activities, such as Music, Theatre, Dance or Multidisciplinary. If an organization is presenting and producing applicants should consider the percentage of their programming that is dedicated to presenting when deciding which disciplinary to apply to.
Theatre (Community and Professional)
The Theatre disciplines support producing theatres and other organizations that promote excellence in theatre performance. Musical theatre can be included in this discipline. Organizations producing opera should apply to the Music discipline. College and university theatre programs should apply to the Community Theatre discipline.
The Community Theatre discipline is for producing community theatres. Most of the artistic staff of a community theatre are not compensated; however personnel may be hired to perform administrative, artistic, or production duties.
Community theatres should be very specific when describing how artists are compensated. Although it is assumed that most community theatres will not be compensating most actors, applicants should address whether or not technical staff (directors, designers) are compensated and if any actors receive financial compensation.
If a community theatre is in the process of becoming a professional house, the application should describe where the applicant is in the transition and when the applicant expects to be offering full compensation to artistic staff.
The Professional Theatre discipline is for producing professional theatres. Organizations applying to the Professional Theatre discipline must compensate their artistic staff and actors. Professional Theatre panelists strongly emphasize the importance of payment to actors.
Companies should be very specific when describing the financial compensation and/or benefits that are offered to artistic staff and actors. For information on minimum pay rates for actors and staff contact a theatrical union such as Actors Equity.
The Traditional Arts discipline is for organizations that preserve and present traditional arts from specific cultural groups in Florida. This includes performances, exhibitions, festivals, and other programming featuring traditional artists and their work.
Traditional arts are traditional cultural expressions through which a community maintains and passes on a shared way of life. These communities can be job-related, ethnic, religious, age-related, or based on location.
Traditional art expresses a sense of the community's values and aesthetics. Traditional art expressions are usually learned informally through a relative or the community and are maintained without formal teaching.
The Traditional Arts discipline includes many forms and processes of expression including, but not limited to:
- performing traditions in music, dance, and drama;
- traditional storytelling and other verbal arts;
- traditional crafts;
- visual arts; and
Note: The Traditional Arts discipline is not intended for programming that focuses primarily on the following activities:
- research for scholarly purposes only;
- historical presentations or re-creations;
- contemporary studio crafts or reproductions
Applicants with such programming should consider applying to one of the other disciplines. Contact the Traditional Arts program manager (see help) with any questions.
The Visual Arts discipline is for organizations that promote excellence in the visual arts through activities such as:
- educational programs;
- artist workshops; and
- professional development for visual artists
Local Arts Agency
The purpose of the Local Arts Agency (LAA) proposal type is to assist in the development of local arts agencies.A Local Arts Agency (LAA) is a public entity, private nonprofit or public/private partnership whose primary purpose is to support arts and cultural organizations and individual artists through a variety of ways including advocacy, disseminating information, and serving as a convener for arts and culture. In addition, LAAs may also present and/or produce arts and cultural programming, commission and manage public art, administer grant programs, promote education, provide technical and promotional assistance to artists and arts organizations, and guide cultural planning.
Applicants to this proposal type must be a local arts agency (LAA) designated by at least one county commission as the official LAA for that county. Only one designated local arts agency per county may apply.
To be eligible for funding in this proposal type all applicants must provide documentation (letter, proclamation or official meeting minutes) of official designation by one or more county commissions. This includes county arts councils established in accordance with section 265.32, Florida Statutes.
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State Service Organization
A State Service Organization (SSO) is a public or private nonprofit organization located in Florida operating on a permanent basis.
SSOs are typically dedicated to specific disciplines or subject areas (for example: music, dance, museums, theatre, leadership, arts administration, etc.). SSOs work to strengthen and support cultural organizations and individuals working in the cultural community.
The purpose of SSO program support is to support state service organizations and to encourage collaborative work between the Division and these organizations to achieve state goals and objectives.
To be eligible to apply as a State Service Organization, the organization's services and activities must reach at least 40 Florida counties.
The maximum request amount for SSOs is 20% of the Total Operating Income from the applicant's most recently completed fiscal year or $150,000 whichever is less.
Dr. Scholl Foundation Grants
Dr Scholl Foundation
Application forms must be requested each year online prior to submitting an application. When you submit an LOI, a member of the foundation staff will be contacting you within the next five business days regarding the status of your request.
Full applications are due at the "full proposal" deadline above.
The Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today's world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work, and compassion.
The Foundation considers applications for grants in the following areas:
- Social Service
- Health care
- Civic and cultural
The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the Foundation from considering other worthwhile projects. In general the Foundation guidelines are broad to give it flexibility in providing grants.
Over the past decade, approximately 28% of our grants have been related to education, 28% to social services, 22% to hospitals and healthcare, 17% to civic and cultural with the remaining percentage spread out in the above categories. The majority of our grants are made in the U.S. However, like Dr. Scholl, we recognize the need for a global outlook.
There is no limit on grant amounts; however, on average, our grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.
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