Kaplan Fund Favors Creative Arts, Writing, Photography

Private Funder: J.M. Kaplan Fund initiative; Opportunity: Furthermore; Funding Focus: Writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and printing and binding; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $15,000 each (the fund made $6 million in grants last year); Deadline: March 1 and Sept. 1.

Summary: The program supports nonprofit, nonfiction book publishing. Eligible topics include: natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; education, civil liberties and other public issues. The program seeks work appealing to an informed general audience; gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; and might not otherwise be published. Past grant recipients have included civic and academic institutions, museums, independent and university presses and professional societies.

The fund has supported educational and children efforts in the past: the Constitutional Education Foundation, New York City, won a $2,500 grant for a youth civics humanities initiative and Women and Children’s Horizons, Kenosha, WI, won a grant for general support.

Info: www.furthermore.org; PO Box 667 Hudson, NY 12534; Angela Carabine, Grants manager info@jmkfund.org  212/767-0630 .

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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