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.