Graham Foundation’s Grant Program for Organizations

Graham Foundation

Relevent Country: United States of America

The Graham Foundation offers Production and Presentation Grants to organizations.
These grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs.


For organizations, the priorities are to:

  • Assist with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment in order to promote dialogue, raise awareness, and develop new and wider audiences.
  • Support them in their effort to take risks in programming and create opportunities for experimentation.
  • Recognize the vital role they play in providing individuals with a public forum in which to present their work.
  • Help them to realize projects that would otherwise not be possible without the support.
  • Overall they are most interested in opportunities which enable them to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or career.

Funding Information

  • Grant amount: Production and Presentation Grants to organizations do not exceed $30,000 and are likely to be much less. Given the demand for funding, the Graham Foundation is not always able to fund grantees at the full request amount.
  • Grant period: Production and Presentation Grants must be completed within two years of the project start date. Applicants should allow sufficient time to plan, implement, close out their project, and, if funded, acknowledge Graham Foundation support in all published media.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations are eligible for funding. Under some circumstances they will make grants to other entities when there is clear evidence that the public interest will be served, for example, in the case of a publisher or an emerging organization that does not yet have tax exempt status.
  • An organization or academic department/unit may only apply for one grant per year. (In the case of large institutions with multiple departments, a subsidiary department/unit may apply for one grant per year. For example, an academic department/unit at a university may apply for one grant per year.)
  • Applicants who have received prior Graham Foundation support must have satisfied all grant requirements before applying again.

Ineligible Costs

  • Endowment
  • General operating expenses
  • Capital projects
  • Scholarship aid or work in pursuit of an academic degree (advanced doctoral candidates are eligible to apply for the Carter Manny Award)
  • Work focused on K-12 curriculum or learning and/or intended for K-12 audiences
  • Debt or expenses incurred prior to the date of grant request