Bowen Family Performing Arts Fund Grant

The Denver Foundation

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Next deadline: Jun 8, 2020 (Pre proposal)

Later deadlines: Jun 15, 2020 4:00pm PDT (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $15,000

Fields of work: Youth Involvement in the Arts Performing Arts

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Colorado: Adams County, Arapahoe County, Boulder County, Broomfield County, Denver County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

NOTE: You will need to register online to submit an application. Registration takes approximately one business day to process in our system, therefore we recommend completing the process as early as possible. We strongly urge any organization interested in submitting an online application to complete the registration process by the 'pre-proposal' deadline above.

Gwen Bowen, known as "Miss B," was a dancer in her youth and went on to found her own dance studio near her home in Denver's Washington Park neighborhood. For nearly five decades Miss B taught young girls and boys to dance. As she neared the end of her life she asked several of her dear friends to help her as she used her estate to endow the Bowen Family Performing Arts Fund at The Denver Foundation. Each year, starting in 2013, grants have helped low-income children learn to dance, act, and sing, with all the creativity and zest for life that comes through these opportunities. Through her legacy, Miss B will continue to help young people experience the joy of performing for generations to come.

Mission

The mission of the fund is to support performing arts programs for underprivileged elementary and middle school youth. A strong application will effectively promote and further the teaching and appreciation of the performing arts such as ballet, tap, jazz, opera, symphonic music, musicals, and theater productions.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Your organization must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
  • Your work must connect with the mission of supporting programs for children who are underserved.
  • This fund focuses on work in the seven-county Metro Denver region. 

Preferences:

  • A strong application will effectively promote and further the teaching and appreciation of the performing arts such as ballet, tap, jazz, opera, symphonic music, musicals, and theater productions.

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