Grant Categories

The following categories may serve as a guideline to applicants in determining whether their programs fall within the Foundation's funding priorities.

Individuals poets are funded through non-profit organizations. Poets working through schools, museums, presses or other tax-exempt organizations will be considered.

The translation of poetry from languages not currently available to English readers and poetry which has not been translated or merits a new translation will be considered. Projects which explore the art and the process of translation are also encouraged. Translators must be working through a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Samples from the proposed translation should accompany the application.

Organizations applying in this category should describe who the target audience will be. Please include previous programming the organization has successfully completed. Past programming has included documentary film production, dramatic presentations, school poetry programs, reading series, conferences, and seminars.

Programs that use poetry for the greater public good are encouraged. Model programs or curriculums that can be transferred to and used by other organizations are preferred. Past programs have focused on youth-at-risk, hospital and therapeutic programs, minorities, people with disabilities, prison programs, curriculum development, and documentary films.

Grant Amounts

Organizations may apply for grant support from $1,000 to $10,000. The foundation does not support indirect costs for grant administration, endowment funds, capital improvements, or general operating expenses.