The Morgan Fund Grant Application
The Morgan Fund (a donor advised fund held at the Seattle Foundation) was established in 2004 to support performing arts organizations. It exists for one reason: to promote better art. We want to see art that is moving and exciting. Art that tells new stories in powerful ways and sets new and unique frames on old ones. Art which is brave and strong. Our primary focus in theatre and dance.
Art flourishes best within a community of collaborators. We seek to develop communities of outstanding performing artists throughout the United States, with a focus on the Puget Sound Region (Western WA) and Washington DC. We do this in two ways:
- Ongoing Support Grants to existing and established institutions which are already operating at a high artistic level. They have figured out the secret sauce for excellence, and like any arts organization, need additional and ongoing funding to thrive and flourish. Grants for ongoing support are by invitation only.
- Investment Grants to companies that are demonstrably striving toward a high artistic level, but that can identify specific impediments to that goal which a grant from the Morgan Fund would help address.
Typically, grants range from $1,500 to $15,000. Applicant organization must be a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization. We are not able to provide grants to individual artists. If you have a question regarding your eligibility, please contact us in advance of submitting your application at 206.388.1652.