While many large scale foundation grants exist, we provide the list below to give you a sense of those available.  We advise you to consult with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR) for help navigating these options.  Please do not develop an application without contacting OCFR, as doing so might diminish both your chances and the University’s ongoing relationships with these foundations.  Also, be sure to attend to any limited submissions policies . 

Many grants limit the number of submissions an institution can submit; in these cases you'll need to contact Melinda LeLacheur, who is the Administrative Assistant to the Director in the Office of Research Affairs, to ensure that your proposal can be considered as one of those going forward from UMass. Even if you've talked to someone in OGCA or OCFR, the Office of Research Affairs needs to be informed as well.


The Aaron Copland Fund for Music

Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences

          • Grant Funding Opportunity to Foster Educational Activities

The AEC Trust

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Bank of America Philanthropic Management: Contact OCFR 

Chamber Music America

Civic Learning and Civic Action  (Spencer Foundation)

The Dedalus Foundation

Delmas Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Earthwatch Institute

Entertainment Software Association Foundation

The Feminist Review Trust

Ford Foundation

French-American Cultural Exchange

Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Getty

Home Depot Foundation

•  Human Rights and Democracy Program Grants (General Service Foundation)

Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program (National Museum of the American Indian)

Institute of Museum and Library Services

International Ibsen Scholarships

Islam and Muslims in World Contexts (Social Science Research Council)

Jazz for Peace

J. M. Kaplan Fund

John Templeton Foundation

Luce Foundation

Meet the Composer

Middle East & North Africa Initiative

The Multi-Arts Production Fund (Creative Capital)

National Film Preservation Foundation

The National Italian American Foundation

New England Foundation for the Arts

          • National Dance Project

          • Native Arts Porgram

          • New England States Touring

          • Presenter Travel Fund

Princess Grace Foundation

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism

Surdna Foundation (Arts)

Terra Foundation for American Art

USArtists International

Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program

William T. Grant Foundation

Xeric Foundation: Contact OCFR (Limit on 1 application per year from campus)


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