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The Chiaroscuro Foundation makes grants on a quarterly basis. Decisions on grant proposals are made one month in advance of the beginning of the quarter. In order to be considered for a grant in a given quarter, you must have completed your application at least one month in advance of the decision date. If you are awarded a grant, you will receive further information about the timing of delivery of funds. A grant cycle schedule is below.


November 1: 1st quarter grant applications due

December 1: 1st quarter grant decisions made

February 1: 2nd quarter grant applications due

March 1: 2nd quarter grant decisions made

May 1: 3rd quarter grant applications due

June 1: 3rd quarter grant decisions made

August 1: 4th quarter grant applications due

September 1: 4th quarter grant decisions made


While we do not accept unsolicited grant applications, you are welcome to submit a letter of inquiry here.


For media inquiries or other questions, please contact us by using the form below. Note that we will not respond to requests for funding submitted using this form.

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