Named for its founder, Gary Knisely, and his wife, Varian, the GKV Foundation supports individual development and related community impact through the visual arts, music, and dance.
To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its New Arts Education Initiatives program. The foundation is interested in programs and initiatives on the wish lists of established not-for-profits; big ideas that have not been funded and, as a consequence, are still untested; something untried but with exciting possibilities; and programs that are an extension of a current program into a new area or that include a creative but impactful new wrinkle. The foundation has previously funded projects that support artistic growth for all age groups. The ideal grant size as identified by the foundation ranges between $15,000 and $50,000.
To be eligible, applicants must be a not-for-profit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be fiscally sponsored by an organization with such status; have been in operation for at least five years; and be located within a five-hour drive of the New York City metro area.
Letters of Interest are due October 1. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by December 1, 2019.
See the GKV Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and LOI examples.