Funding for Organizations


GCA publishes all recent funding opportunities and upcoming deadlines (for our own grant programs, as well as those of our colleagues which we are made aware of) on our FaceBook page.  Please follow us on FB to stay informed.


National Endowment for the Arts

Through various grants programs, the NEA funds arts projects, consisting of one or more specific events or activities that make a difference in a community or field.  Please follow the link above for information on the most recent opportunities and deadlines. 


Support from American Express. American Express supports organizations that cultivate meaningful opportunities for civic engagement by our employees and members of the community, whether as volunteers, donors, voters or patrons. Supported programs encourage community service and civic participation, and deliver measurable outcomes that have a lasting impact on communities. Areas of support includes funding for organizations and projects that preserve or rediscover major historic sites and monuments in order to provide ongoing sustainable access and enjoyment for current and future audiences. Programs supported include historic landmarks and public spaces. Deadline: Ongoing


Funding for Natural and Cultural Heritage. The Cracker Barrel Foundation believes in the importance of preserving and communicating natural and cultural heritage through support of environmental education, preserving historic monuments, natural sites, parks and providing arts education. Nonprofit organizations seeking grant funding must provide services and/or have a mailing address from a city and state where a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is located. Proposals are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. Decisions are made quarterly.  Deadline: Ongoing


Andrew Mellon Foundation. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation currently makes grants in five core program areas including the performing arts and art history, conservation and museums. The program for art museums is designed to help excellent institutions build and sustain their capacity to undertake serious scholarship on their permanent collections; to preserve these collections; and to share the results of their work in appropriate ways with scholarly and other audiences. The Foundation’s Performing Arts Program provides multi-year grants on an invitation-only basis to a small number of leading orchestras, theater companies, opera companies, modern dance companies, and presenters based in the United States. Letters of inquiry regarding programs that fall within the above-described areas of focus are welcome and are reviewed throughout the year.  Deadline: Ongoing


Blank Foundation Funding for the Arts. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation recognizes that a thriving arts community contributes immeasurably to economic and social vitality.  The arts also inspire and engage young people in ways that spark academic and social success. Within the scope of their strategic plan and specific funding initiatives, The Blank Family Foundation will identify and invite potential partners to apply for grants. Funding areas include the Art of Change, a program which encourages a rich arts community available to all citizens. Inquiries about initiatives or programs relating to the Foundation's specific goals may be made by contacting the Foundation staff member associated with the relevant program area.  Deadline: Ongoing



Georgia Council for the Arts does not endorse or recommend any specific opportunities but provides this list for information only. Artists and organizations are encouraged to research each opportunity thoroughly before submitting information, following any specific advice or acting on recommendations.