Foundation Highlight: Dedalus

Grant Advisors Ray Sweeney and Frank Klimko are constantly on the lookout for good opportunities offering vigorous funding streams. Regularly, our site will highlight a foundation or federal agency which may fall under the radar, but provides funding that can help you achieve your programming goals.

Over the past few weeks, we highlighted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Unitarian Universalist Association, Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, the Office Depot Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics for Grades Pre-K–5 grants, the National Forest Foundation and Whole Foods Markets.

This week we want to talk about the giving efforts of the Dedalus Foundation. Museums, universities, art schools, K-12 schools and other educational institutions are eligible; Funding: Maximum award $25,000 (the foundation made about $740,000 in grants last year).

Deadline: Oct. 15.

The Dedalus Foundation fosters public understanding of modern art and Modernism. The foundation’s Institutional Grants Program supports educational programs and exhibitions promoting understanding of modern art. Grants of up to $25,000 are provided for short term projects as well as for seed money to facilitate long-term projects that are in their initial or planning stage.

Faith-based and K-12 schools are eligible. The foundation has no novice priorities. Grantseekers should start with a brief letter of introduction.  Eligible institutions will be invited to submit full proposals. Letters of intent and proposals must be submitted electronically. Contact: Richard Rubin, foundation chairman,, 555 West 57th St., Suite 1222, New York, NY 10019; 212/220-4220.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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