The Wilhelm Family Foundation’s 2020 grant cycle will begin on March 15th and end May 15th. All pertinent information regarding the Foundation’s grant guidelines, application process, and more, will be posted on this website on March 1st.
If you are interested in applying, first determine that you and your organization are eligible to apply by reviewing all Eligibility Requirements below. To have an application considered for funding, you must be an official representative or staff member of a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service), working in the arts, and towards a mission that aligns with the Wilhelm Family Foundation’s work.
- Nonprofit organizations working in the arts with current tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and which are not classified as a private foundation.
- Organizations without nonprofit status may apply for funding through a fiscal sponsor. An application for funding, and all accompanying documentation, must come directly from the fiscal sponsor. The Foundation will consider applications utilizing fiscal sponsorship on a case-by-case basis, at the Board’s discretion, and may require further documentation regarding the partnership between the organization and its fiscal sponsor.
- Generally, the Foundation’s grants are given to small nonprofit organizations that use their space and programming to benefit artists, as well as the communities in which they operate. We do not typically fund exhibitions or capital campaigns.
- The majority of our grants are awarded for a one-year period. We do consider applications for multi-year funding, though projects or programs seeking funding beyond two years are not usually granted.
- Please be aware that priority is given to organizations that have not received recent funding.
- Nonprofits that have received two consecutive years of funding will not be given priority for funding beyond a second year, unless a multi-year grant has been approved by the Board.
- Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Further, the Foundation is unable to make grants to individuals or to any type of religious organization.
Thank you for your interest, and please check back on March 1st for more details on how to apply.