Through its Furthermore program, the J.M. Kaplan Fund supports nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues.
The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience; demonstrates evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being; and "represents a contribution without which we would be the poorer."
Individual grants will range from $1,500 to $15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.
Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations. Trade publishers and public agencies may apply for grants in partnership with an eligible nonprofit sponsor.
See the Furthermore Grants in Publishing website for complete application guidelines, and FAQ, and program information.