MSF: Participation in the Arts Grant

Morris Stulsaft Foundation

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Anticipated deadline: Feb 27, 2021 5:00pm PST

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Fields of work: Visual Arts Music Education Performing Arts Art Education

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County

Location of residency: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County

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About this funder:



Purpose of the Foundation

Dedicated to the well-being of Bay Area children and youth.We fund organizations with strong and effective leadership that prepare children and youth from economically vulnerable households for fulfilled and productive lives.

Participation in the Arts

(serves ages 5 to 18)

The foundation believes that arts are integral to the development of a well-rounded person, and this is achieved by:

  • Inspiring young people to develop an interest in the arts
  • Providing hands-on experience in the arts
  • Connecting children to their communities and promoting understanding of diverse cultures

Programs must be connected to a school or school district, either by providing classes during the school-day or after-school. Programs must also offer participants a minimum of 15 hours of immersive art experience in any one summer or semester.

Strong applicants will offer opportunities for under-served young people to actively participate in the arts. Programs should align with the California State Board of Education Standards for Visual and Performing Arts.

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


  • Grants are geographically limited to organizations headquartered in and serving the five San Francisco Bay Area counties of Alameda, Marin, northern San Mateo (extending south to Redwood City), San Francisco, and west Contra Costa.
  • The Foundation considers capital requests by invitation only.
  • Only one request from an organization will be funded in a 12-month period.
  • Organizations may receive funding for up to three consecutive years.
    • After three consecutive years of funding, an organization must take a one-year break before submitting a new application.
    • Please note that receiving one grant is not a commitment to future funding.


  • The Foundation does not award grants to individuals or independent schools.
  • The Foundation does not support conferences, events, endowments, fund development, or deficit reduction.
  • The Foundation does not support psychological services to individuals or case management services.
  • The Foundation does not make multi-year grants, but subsequent requests may be considered.