Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cultural Exchange Fund for Performing Artists

APAP’s Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist United States-based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with their international peers and help audiences experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context.

APAP awards travel subsidies to individual presenting professionals (including agents, managers, and producers), presenting organizations, and groups of presenting professionals traveling to see the work of artists and companies, or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators.

All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. APAP strongly encourages but does not limit travel to the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

The maximum amount awarded per individual organization, inclusive of travel costs and per diem, is $2,000. Group travel subsidies will be awarded only to groups of three or more individuals from different member presenting organizations. The maximum award for a group is $10,000, with no more than $2,000 awarded per organization in the group.

Date due: August 15, 2013

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Partners for Sight Foundation seeks proposals

The Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation is dedicated to increasing the self-reliance and dignity of blind and visually impaired persons. The foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for initiatives that align with its mission to assist the visually impaired and blind in leading independent and productive lives.

Through the RFP, the foundation seeks to fund sustainable projects with broad, practical applications and measurable outcomes. Priority will be given to new initiatives, but projects currently in development and requiring additional funding in order to be implemented will be considered as well.

In the first year of funding, grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded to qualified projects. Based on proven results, additional grants of up to $200,000 each will be awarded for up to two additional years.

Amount: $300,000

Date due: September 30, 2013 (Pre-proposals)

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Ronald McDonald House Charities RFP

Ronald McDonald House Charities has revised its grant strategy to focus on sustainable, replicable projects that include a train-the-trainer component to advance its mission to address the most pressing issues related to children’s health and well being.

RMHC takes a holistic, family-centered approach to increasing access to care and is interested in funding and partnering with organizations that have a similar philosophy. Grants will be awarded to stable, efficient United States-based organizations operating internationally or domestically with proven outcomes and strong partnerships with key stakeholders.

Priority will be given to organizations whose project methodology involves a comprehensive, ethnographic approach to their research, program development, program implementation, and evaluation. In addition, RMHC will consider funding for pilot projects, provided that the organization operating them has demonstrated success in the relevant outcome areas.

Grant amounts are considered on an individual basis based on project budget.

Due date: August 30, 2013

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