Edna Andrade Grants

The Edna W. Andrade Fund - a Donor Advised Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation - supports grants for local or national museums or nonprofit art organizations with exhibitions or programs that benefit visual fine artists of Greater Philadelphia. A total of $80,000 will be awarded in 2019, in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.

The fund was established through the estate of Edna Andrade, a leading Philadelphia teacher and artist who was associated with the Op Art movement of the 1960s.

For nonprofits offering these programs

The grants will benefit visual fine artists in the Greater Philadelphia area by supporting:

• The purchase or the commissioning of works of art created by artists from the Greater Philadelphia area by local or national museums or other charitable organizations

• The funding of one-person exhibitions of Greater Philadelphia artists at local or national museums

• New or continuing educational, cultural, humanitarian or environmental projects by individual artists or groups of artists in the Greater Philadelphia area by nonprofit organizations that are acting as fiscal agents on behalf of the artist/s.

“Fine Artists" means those who work in the visual – as distinguished from the performing --  arts: working in two- or three- dimensions who employ, without limitation, the media of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography or sculpture.

The Greater Philadelphia area is defined as Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties in New Jersey.

Requirements

  • 501c3 status 
  • The organization must have created, curated, produced, or presented at least three professional public exhibits or projects within the last five years.
  • If the organization is a religious institution, it may only apply for nonsectarian activities.
  • The organization must have adopted a non-discrimination policy including race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and any other legally protected characteristics.

The grant cannot be used for activities completed prior to the application.

Amount of Grants

Up to six grants with a combined total of $80,000 will be awarded in 2019, in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.

This grant does not cover the following:

• Private foundations
• Intermediary funding agencies
• Government agencies
• Endowment or capital projects or campaigns
• Advocacy or lobbying activities

The grant application process is not open to individual artists.

Questions About This Grant

Email: andrade@philafound.org

Application Deadline

3 p.m. March 21, 2019

  1. Complete the application
  2. Please email andrade@philafound.org; to request a custom link to upload all your associated attachments in relation to this application.

Final grant decisions will be made by April 4, 2019.

Edna Andrade Grants Process

Eligibility

Step 1. Determine Eligibility

Carefully review the criteria listed above.

Apply

Step 2. Apply

  1. Complete the application
  2. Please email andrade@philafound.org to request a custom link to upload all your associated attachments in relation to this application.
Follow Up

Step 3. Follow Up

Selected organizations will be asked to submit a report.

Report

Step 4. Report

Please submit a budget and one page narrative report and detailing how the funds were used and the impact on your organization.

  • Budget: Provide an itemized budget of actual expenses and income.
  • Narrative: Were goals met? What was the impact on the organization and the population served? What are the most important lessons your organization learned from this project?


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