Information on writing grants

There are several steps to successful grant-writing:

  1. Find funding sources. Some funders that support arts education are listed in the "Resources" section below.
  2. Write a grant proposal. Some tips for grant writing can be found in this document: Tips for writing grants.pdf
  3. Once you receive funding through a grant, immediately start to gather data and track your spending and progress. This will make it a lot easier to compile a final report that most funders require at the end of the grant period.


Federal grants:

  • (includes Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination, Professional Development for Arts Educators)

Foundations and corporations (followed by the funders' stated priorities):

Funding for technology:

Professional development:

Projects that funders choose:

Other resources:

Foundation Center - compilation of funders

From Michigan State University Libraries:

And finally, check with businesses in your local community. Larger businesses, and even some smaller ones, may have corporate giving programs that are just waiting for a well-designed, well-planned project!