ASPIRATION GRANTS

 

If you have not already done so, please begin by visiting the Grants page to learn about deadlines, eligibility and the application process for the Rozsa Foundation Granting Program.

 

Overview

 

Rozsa Foundation Aspiration Grants are designed to support arts organizations at key junctures as they look toward an aspirational vision for the future. These grants provide funding for a diverse range of key administrative and management processes or programming initiatives that unlock significant new capacity and potential for the organization. 

 

Amount Available

 

Up to $15,000

 

Additional Points

 

  • Aspiration Grants support a range of key administrative & management processes, including:

    • Strategic and succession planning

    • Governance review

    • Financial systems upgrades

    • Human resource systems

    • Development of marketing plans

    • Fund development assistance

    • Technical resources

  • When applying for funding to support the above processes, it is important to articulate the significant impact the work will have for the organization by being undertaken at this time.

  • New programming initiatives that advance your organization’s artistic or presentation practices are also eligible, including programs that involve collaboration between artists, arts companies or other non-profit organizations. 

  • When applying for funding to support programming initiatives, it is important to articulate where the potential for significant organizational impact lies resulting from the program, whether it is in the development of a stronger business model, the creation of a new revenue stream, a long term beneficial partnership, or in another way.

 

When applying for an Aspiration Grant, organizations should address the following in the project description:

 

  • What is the organization’s history with this kind of work and why is this time different?

  • Why is now the right time to be undertaking this work?

  • What are the key benefits this work will bring to the organization, both now and potentially in the future?

  • How does this work fit into the organization’s aspirational vision for the future?

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