The mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build the collective power of women in the United States to advance equity and justice for all. The foundation works to achieve this mission by investing in and strengthening the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic change in the lives of women.
To that end, the foundation has issued a 2020 RFP for the Asian Women Giving Circle, Women, Arts & Equitable Social Change program. The Asian Women Giving Circle (AWGC) believes culture can play an essential role in any strategy for social change and supports Asian-American female artists and women-led organizations in New York City that are using arts and culture to bring about social transformation that prioritizes equity; raise awareness of and catalyze action around critical issues that affect Asian American women, girls and families, and; and highlight and promote women’s role as leaders, creators, developers, and managers of these projects.
In this grant cycle, the foundation anticipates awarding individual grants to up to eight projects, contingent on available funding. The maximum grant amount is $15,000.
Starting this year and moving forward, AWGC strongly encourages individual artists to apply, as the program is doubling down on the commitment to support bold and innovate artistic vision across all disciplines, particularly in music, dance, drama, literary, performance, visual, and interdisciplinary arts.
Eligible applicants include both 501(c)(3) organizations and individual artists. Artists and collectives that are not 501(c)(3)s must apply under a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) organization, which they must list on their application as the applicant organization.
See the Ms. Foundation for Women website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previously awarded projects.