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Our goal is to support equitable access to creative art-making experiences in deep, relevant and joyful ways. Bartol Foundation grants are specifically directed to support work by and for communities that have been historically under-resourced due to racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism, and other systems of oppression. We see and support the wealth of arts and arts educators who live within these communities.
Note that we support programs for all people, not just young people, as long as they are actively involved in the creative and artistic process. We do not support one-time or short-term presentations, performances, exhibitions or programs. If you are unsure if your program is a fit, please email us before setting up a site visit.
In order to be considered for a Bartol Foundation grant, you must meet our eligibility requirements and request a site visit. A site visit must be completed before you submit your application.
To be eligible to apply for a grant from the Bartol Foundation, you MUST be all three of the following:
Unfortunately, you are not eligible if you do/are any of the following:
If you are eligible, move to step 2, Scheduling a Site Visit.
After you have determined that you are an eligible non-profit, the next is to schedule a site visit with our Executive Director or a member of our board, so we can see your work in action.We will be offering both in-person and virtual site visits for 2024. There may be limited availability for in-person visits depending on COVID spikes so if a virtual visit is also an option, let us know by adding that option on the bottom of the site visit form.
We appreciate the chance to make site visits early in the year which gives us more flexibility in meeting your scheduling request. Site visits requests get busier in the spring as we approach the deadline so ask early!
Submit your request form by Friday, April 5, 2024 and the site visit must take place by April 26, 2024.
The Application for the May 1, 2024 deadline will be available in March 2024.
Once you have determined your eligibility and we have come for a site visit to your organization, you may submit your grant application.
Applications are accepted through an online platform called Submittable. We will only accept paper applications from organizations that do not have the capacity to submit online (See #4 below.)
Note that our application includes questions about the specific demographics of your board, staff, teaching artists and community. Make sure to view these questions early so you have time to gather your information prior to the deadline. This information is part of the grant selection process so do your best to provide this information with us, even if you need to estimate.
We strongly suggest that you log on to the online application to become familiar with the platform and the application questions as soon as it is available. Here are some tips.
Please don’t wait until the last minute to submit your application. You can access technical support to set up your account for Submittable at firstname.lastname@example.org. And here is an article if you are new to using Submittable.
You may complete your application in English or Spanish.
The online application will be available in March 2024.
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© 2023 Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102