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R.O.S.E. Fund for Women Survivors

R.O.S.E. Fund
The R.O.S.E. (Regaining One's Self-Esteem) Fund is committed to helping women victims of violence by supporting educational and awareness programs and assisting individual women survivors of violence to rebuild their lives and regain their self-esteem. The Fund offers awards, continuing education grants, scholarships and survivor grants.
(Last checked 06/20/07)


Raise the Nation
Raise The Nation celebrates independence through education by awarding grants and scholarships to single parent women and their children. The majority of single parent women work full time, while 45.5% work multiple jobs just to meet basic needs. Childcare costs are often 1/3 of a woman’s weekly pay and if she has two children the cost nearly doubles. In spite of these difficulties many single parent women return to school while working full time. The greatest hardship for these very determined women is finding the extra money for tuition, books, and childcare. In addition, student loan repayment is difficult, often amounting to the equivalent of a monthly new car or mortgage payment. Raise The Nation provides money directly to the Colleges, Universities and student loan providers for the purpose of helping these women complete and pay for their education. We also offer assistance for childcare, books and other basic needs. Scholarships a…

Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women (NPSC)

National Physical Science Consortium
Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women (NPSC)
Application deadline: November 5
Applicants should have research experience in one of the following fields: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, or in related engineering fields such as Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
NPSC welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis on the recruiting of underrepresented minorities and women. Applicants must be graduating seniors with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, in their first year of a graduate program pursuing a Ph.D., be in a terminal master's program, or be returning from the workforce with no more than a master's degree. Persons who already possess a doctoral degree in any field are ineligible.
The NPSC awards up to $16,000 stipends for students aspiring to earn a doctoral degree the physical sciences, biochemistry, co…


Jeannette Rankin Foundation
Women's Education Fund
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation continues the legacy of Jeanette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. Every year scholarships of $1,500 each are available to 25 women, aged 35 or above, to pursue their education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and have been accepted or enrolled in a certified technical/vocational training program or undergraduate college program. Awards will be made to promising students with severe financial need.
(Last checked 06/20/07)


HORIZONS Foundation Scholarship Program
The organization Women in Defense sponsors the HORIZONS scholarship award to encourage women to pursue careers related to U.S. national security interests. Applicants should be pursuing studies in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, business, law, international relations, political science, operations research or economics (or another discipline if you can demonstrate its relevance to a career in national security or defense). Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply; undergraduates must have attained at least junior status (60 credits). Scholarships range from $500 to $2000, and recipients of past awards may reapply for further financial aid.
(Last checked 06/20/07)


Association for Women In Science
Scholarships and Fellowships
Each spring, the AWIS Educational Foundation offers graduate and undergraduate awards in the amount of $1,000. A new program, the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award, is for college sophomores or juniors studying physics or geoscience.


Altrusa International Foundation
This grant is open to third world women who are seeking graduate degrees at recognized colleges or universitites in the US. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Amount: $250 - $1,000.
Also listed under Travel and Study Abroad.


55 Bethune St. A-628
New York, NY 10014-2035

International Deadline: Ongoing - Creative Project Grants are awarded on an ongoing basis to 8 artists/year doing creative, experimental, narrative, language-based, musical, visual or conceptual video, Super-8 film and/or Mac computer work. Political, promotional, documentary and commercial projects are NOT within the framework of the grant (although low rates and budget packages for projects of all types are available).


Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties
(803) 799-3115 Fax 252-2787
Columbia, South Carolina

Regional Deadline: Quarterly Recurring August 15; November 15; February 15; and May 15 - This grant is designed to support specific arts activities that promote individual artist projects, professional development, or career advancement. While applicants must reside in Richland or Lexington county, projects are not required to take place in the two-county area.

1. Be a practicing artist in dance, literature, media, music, theatre or visual arts;
2. Be a legal resident of the US and with a permanent residence in Richland or Lexington county for 6 months prior to the application date and throughout the grant period;
3. Not be a degree-seeking, full-time student during the grant period;
4. Be 18 years of age or older at the time of application.


Sweet Relief
4150 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505

Sweet Relief provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
musicians Foundation
875 Sixth Avenue, Room 2303
New York, NY 10001

Performers only, no composers.


"In addition to our general fund, Open Meadows has six special funds that are targeted to specific groups and/or for specific activities. Each fund is described below. Please e-mail Open Meadows if you have questions about these funds.

The Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women's Fund grants projects related to issues concerning indigenous women.
The Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women grants to young women 19 and under who propose to develop and lead projects that are focused on activism and social change.

The Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians supports projects developed by lesbians age 60 and older.

The India Fund supports projects in India developed and administered principally by women. The Fund focuses upon projects concerned with the rights of women, and their health, education, and economic development.

The PatsyLu Fund for Women's Music Projects considers women in music projects from women who are composers, music educators, mus…


Regional Deadline: Annual Recurring - The Lilla Jewel Award is an annual award to an Oregon woman artist. The McKenzie River Gathering Foundation recognizes that women artists have traditionally been underfunded. MRG particularly encourages artists to apply who have been further marginalized due to race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. While the Lilla Jewel Award is not based on financial need, the intent is to support a woman artist who lacks traditional access to funding. The award recipient is chosen by a panel of peers. All panelists are women with a background in the arts, and the majority are women of color and/or lesbian/bi/trans.

The award categories rotate, with one category cycle each year. A majority of the panelists have expertise in the specific category under consideration.

2005: Literary Arts & Music (two separate awards)
2006: Performing Arts
2007: Media Arts

Award Size:
The maximum award size is $4,000, which the panel will choose either to award to o…


Regional Deadline: Annual Recurring March 1 - The primary goal of the Art Meets Activism program is to support feminist artists and organizations in the development and implementation of art activities that are directly focused on social change in Kentucky. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their commitment to feminism and their understanding of the relationship between art and social change.

Applicants may request funds for a range of artistic activities including: arts education programs focused on women or girls, community participation in the creation of new art forms, artist-centered projects involving non-traditional venues or new partnerships between artists and activists, and artist-centered projects with social change themes or contents.

Each year, KFW awards a total of $100,000 in grants, typically between $1000 to $5000 each.

Contact for current application:

Kentucky Foundation for women
1215 Heyburn Building
332 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 562-0045
Fax: (…


Regional Deadline: Annual Recurring April, August - This is an annual, unrestricted (not project-based) award of $15,000 for women and trans artists in the Delaware Valley who create art for social change and have done so for at least five years, as well as demonstrating continued growth and commitment to this work.

The Award application is a two-stage process:

Stage 1: Open to all eligible women artists. After a review of applications (basic eligibility and five questions about their art and change work), all applicants will receive notification and selected artists will receive invitations to apply to Stage 2.

Stage 2: By invitation. All invited applicants will receive a $150 application stipend to cover the costs of preparing work samples. Invited artists will receive notification and announcement of final awardees in December.

Download complete details and application, or contact:

Leeway Foundation
123 S. Broad St., Suite 2040
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Tel. 215.545.4078

The Leeway Found…

Community Outreaches and Grants - Update


I am working right now on collecting information about community outreaches done by artists/musicians and grants in new media and music, with a special focus on those geared for those outside the mainstream.

If you have any information on either of these topics, feel free to post!

Enjoy the videos added to the blog and the great links provided by a variety of talented artists!