Windgate Charitable Trust Grant

Windgate Charitable Trust

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Next deadline: Sep 1, 2022 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Oct 1, 2022 (Full proposal), Feb 1, 2023 (Letter of inquiry), Mar 1, 2023 (Full proposal), Jun 1, 2023 (Letter of inquiry), Jul 1, 2023 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Children With Disabilities Child Welfare Services Youth Services Children’s Mental Health Visual Arts Art Education Academic Scholarship Programs Teacher Development & Training Design Folk/ Traditional Art Family Services Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Capital Project

Location of project: Preferred: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin Other eligible locations: United States

Location of residency: Preferred: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin Other eligible locations: United States


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Overview:

NOTE: Complete and submit the Inquiry Form at any time during the year but no later than the letter of inquiry deadlines to allow time for processing for the full application deadlines.

What We Fund

Supporting contemporary craft & visual arts since 1993, Windgate Foundation provides grants in the following areas:

Significant Educational Programs In Contemporary Craft And Visual Arts

  • ​​Craft school programming and scholarships
  • Craft museum or craft/visual arts organization educational outreach and programming
  • Craft or visual arts-related internships, fellowships or residencies
  • Programs providing support for visual arts/craft artists
  • Craft or visual arts organization materials, tools or equipment

Programs Providing Visual Arts, Art Education, or Effective Instructional Support To K-12 Schools

  • Art-integrated instructional programs to develop creative, innovative ways of thinking, learning and demonstrating knowledge
  • Art-related training or professional development programs for teachers
  • In-school, art education programs for underserved populations

Higher Education Institution Support For Visual Arts And Scholarships

  • Support of visual arts programming
  • Materials, tools or equipment for visual arts
  • Art-integrated instructional programming
  • Art-related scholarships

Programs For Disadvantaged Children In The State Of Arkansas

  • Support for basic needs such as housing, clothing, food
  • Support for children and youth impacted by homelessness
  • Programs addressing poverty and its impact on children and youth

Other Programs As The Board May Direct, In Their Discretion, Which Serve The Charitable Purposes Of The Foundation

Deadlines

  • New Grantseekers- Submit Inquiry  if you have never received a grant, or have not applied for a grant in the last 5 years.
  • Returning Grantees- Apply here if you have received a grant in the last 5 years.

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

Eligibility:

  • The foundation only awards grants to non-profit organizations in the United States.
  • The Board prefers projects of its own initiative, rather than funding unsolicited grants.
  • Matching or challenge fund requests are considered favorably.
  • In general, the Board prefers program support over capital funds. 

Preferences:

  • The Board prefers projects of its own initiative, rather than funding unsolicited grants.
  • The Board prefers projects of its own initiative, rather than funding unsolicited grants.
  • Matching fund requests are considered favorably.
  • Though there are no specific geographic limitations in grant applications, the Board will generally look more favorably on grant requests from non-profit organizations in the central region of the United States.
  • While the foundation will consider multi-year grant support, the project should not solely rely upon Windgate grants for continuation.
    • The project should either conclude at the end of the grant period or show a reasonable plan for moving to self-sufficiency. 

Ineligibility:

  • Unsolicited requests should not be made for:​
    • Debt retirement or completed projects
    • Mental, physical, or situational therapy or rehabilitation programs
    • Endowments or large capital projects
    • Exhibitions or public art installations​
    • ​Performing arts such as theater, dance, music, or spoken word
    • Conferences, festivals, or seminars

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This page was last reviewed June 20, 2022 and last updated June 20, 2022