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Doris Duke Foundation: Building Bridges

Deadline: September 8, 2017

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties.

The Doris Duke Building Bridges 2017-18 Grants Program will support planning and implementation of programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations in arts- and culture-based experiences that advance relationships and understanding. Through this approach, the program’s larger aim is to contribute toward a more just civil society and greater well-being among people. Proposed projects or programs should offer engaging, immersive, and interactive experiences that may be conducted in collaboration with other organizations and are tailored to the needs and interests of the specific intended audience(s). There are many ways organizations might design, structure and implement programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations through literary-, media- and/or performing arts-based experiences to foster relationships and understanding between communities. Organizations are encouraged to draw upon their core capabilities, audience knowledge, and resources in the creation of their proposals. Competitive projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of new programs informed by past experience of successful artistic programming, including international programming
  • Expansion of existing programs that advance Building Bridges Grants Program goals

Amount: $1,750,000 is available for grants ranging from $25,000 to $300,000. Amounts are dependent on organizational budget size, as follows:

  • Nonprofit organizations with operating expense budgets between $100,000-$500,000 may apply for grants of up to $125,000 or no more than 25 percent of the annual expense budget.
  • Organizations with annual expense budgets greater than $500,000 may apply for grants up to $300,000 or no more than 25 percent of the annual expense budget.

Eligible organizations should have at least $25,000 in arts-related programming expenses.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor with such status. Organizations must have at least three years of professional experience producing or presenting literary-, media- and/or performing arts‐based programs.

Link: http://www.ddcf.org/what-we-fund/building-bridges/goals-and-strategies/building-bridges-2017-18-grants-program/

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