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Small Arts Grant Fund 


The new Small Arts Grant application will be available the first week in July. The application due date is August 28, 2014.


For a list of sample questions in the 2014 application, click here and download the PDF document.


Click for Tips to Strengthen Application. This document has also been updated.


Application due date: August 28, 2014

Board decision on grants: November 14, 2014

Grant award letter and payment: December 2014


To be eligible for a Small Arts Grant, an organization should be:

  • Located within the greater Kansas City area (60-mile radius), AND
  • A tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity with a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), or partner with another organization that can serve as a fiscal sponsor, AND
  • An arts organization with annual revenues of less than $300,000 last fiscal year.


  • A non-arts organization – regardless of budget size or mission – with a community-based arts program that provides access to arts and culture opportunities in traditional and non-traditional sites throughout the greater Kansas City area.

NOTE: Organizations with three grants in a row cannot apply in the fourth year, but may reapply to the Small Arts Grants Fund in the fifth year or after.


Grants are not made to individuals, fraternal organizations or political parties for any purpose.


If you have questions, please call Lyn Knox, Program Officer, at 816-531-0077.  



Lifelong Learning/Arts & Culture


The Foundation will continue to consider grants on an invitation only basis for 2014 with a primary focus on those organizations that received a grant in 2013. Included in this category are all Lifelong Learning investments and any Arts & Culture investments to large and mid-size arts organizations with budgets greater than $300,000.


Capital & Endowment Campaigns


Due to existing capital and endowment obligations, the Foundation will not entertain new campaign requests in 2014.