Resources to Fund Your Project: Looking Beyond LCC Grants

‘Tis the season for arts funding
 In addition to LCC grant information to look beyond LCC Funding, the Somerville Arts Council has compiled a list of additional resources to help individuals and organizations fund their projects.
Additional Resources to Fund Your Project
Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. One of the many cultural programs of the MCC is, the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program, a the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Others MCC programs include:
Adams Grant Program
Artist Fellowship
Match Book
To find out more
Fractured Atlas
Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Our programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. We help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit. By nurturing today’s talented but underrepresented voices, we hope to foster a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow.
Rocket Hub
RocketHub is a community for Creatives and Fuelers. RocketHub offers two distinct services: An innovative way to raise funds and awareness for creative ventures (Crowdfunding) The ability to submit your work to be selected for tangible creative opportunities (LaunchPad Opportunities) We provide the credibility and infrastructure necessary to successfully leverage the financial power of your community, and offer the ability to discover and apply for curated opportunities. If you have a creative project, worthwhile endeavor, or are looking to discover valuable opportunities, RocketHub is here to help. Different from Kickstarter, you will get your money of you do not reach your goal.
Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project. All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.
Associated Grant Makers
Founded in 1969, Associated Grant Makers, Inc. is the only regional association of grant makers, both foundations and corporations with giving programs, serving in, or making grants in Massachusetts and surrounding areas. We are a leadership organization for philanthropy with more than three decades of service to the philanthropic community.
AGM is a diverse and vibrant member association of highly engaged philanthropic organizations and individuals with interests in Massachusetts and surrounding areas. We connect new and established donors, their trustees and staff to each other, to their communities and to emerging and relevant issues in the field. AGM serves as a bridge between funders and fund applicants for better understanding, efficiency and impact. AGM is a leading and influential voice and advocate for effective philanthropy. We provide the leadership and access to knowledge and cooperative action that enables our members to create extraordinary value for each other, their grantees and to collectively shape the future of a healthy and vibrant region.
First Giving
FirstGiving is dedicated to one purpose: empowering passionate nonprofit supporters to raise more money than they ever thought possible for the causes they care about.
We partner with nonprofit organizations to allow them to plan, execute, and measure successful online fundraising campaigns and charity fundraising events with our fundraising software. For individual fundraisers, we aim to make it easy, effective, and even fun to raise money online!
Our simple, yet powerful tools, along with the fundraising tips and fundraising ideas on FirstGiving, allow nonprofits and their supporters to meet and exceed their goals of raising money for important causes, building awareness, and expanding the world of giving.
Go Fund Me
GoFundMe makes it easy for people to fundraise online for the things that matter to them most. From honeymoons to memorials and everything in between, our users invite family & friends to donate to important life-events, projects & causes.Simply sign up, create your donation website, share your link with friends and collect donations. You automatically receive each donation in real-time. GoFundMe allows you to raise money online for just about any idea, event, project or cause your family, friends & personal contacts might believe in.
Network for Good
About Network for Good
Imagine what the world would be like if every time you were inspired to help someone or something, you could — with just a few clicks of a mouse, anywhere online. That’s the mission of Network for Good. We make it as easy to donate and volunteer online as it is to shop online, and we make it simple and affordable for all nonprofits, of any size, to recruit donors and volunteers via the Internet.
The Awesome Foundation
Started during the summer of 2009 in Boston, the founding chapter of the Awesome Foundation is all about micro-grants for maximum awesome.
Monthly meetings result in awarding two $1,000 grants. Fellowship recipients are posted to the gallery at the top of the page so check back to see who is getting the ca$h.
NEA (National Endowment for the Arts)
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
GrantSpace provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organization.
Harpo Foundation
The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive.
Our Fundraising & Grants Directory is provided at no cost to our visitors. Since 1996 Fundsnet Services has provided resources information about grants, fundraising, philanthropy, foundations and 501(c)(3) non-profits organizations to those in need of funding and research for their their philanthropic efforts and missions.
LEF Foundation
A private foundation that supports contemporary work in the areas of film, architecture, design, and the visual and performing arts.
New England Foundation for the Arts
NEFA’s mission is to creatively support the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, make vital connections between artists and communities, and build the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region’s creative sector.
New York Foundation for the Arts
NYFA Source is the most extensive national database of awards, services, and publications for artists of all disciplines.
Boston Foundation
As Greater Boston’s community foundation, the Boston Foundation devotes its resources to building and sustaining a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone.

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