The Foundation Center “is the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.” It has five locations within the nation (Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.). It’s Cooperating Collections are “free funding information centers in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.” Cooperating Collections in Ohio identifies locations within the state that provides access to the Foundation Center online directory and cd-rom database. The Foundation Center also offers resources for Proposal Writing.
The National Arts Education Association is a service organization for the visual arts. On its Grants page, NAEA has compiled a list of “links to basic information about writing grants, tips, terms, sample proposals, and financial resources available on the Internet” that can also serve as a resource for performing arts programs.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “is an independent agency of the federal government dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Funding Opportunities for Dance “assists all forms of professional concert dance by funding dance companies and presenters, and projects of all sizes.”
The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) “is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.” OAC’s Grants and Programs page offers access to funding and application information.
Young Audiences, Inc. (YAI) “is the nation’s leading source of arts-in-education services. YAI’s mission and goal is to help make the arts an essential part of young people’s education. YAI advances the artistic and educational development of public school students by bringing young people together with professional artists of all disciplines to learn, create and participate in the arts. YAI program staff and teaching artists conduct professional development workshops for teachers tailored to meet the particular needs of an individual school or an entire school district.” Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio (YANEO) has a Teacher’s Resource page with links to grant writing assistance and identifying funding for arts education programs.