Since 1963, The Barra Foundation has had a strong commitment to the arts and culture community. The hundreds of large and small organizations that call Greater Philadelphia home enrich lives, connect communities and educate people of all ages. Through grantmaking, The Barra Foundation seeks to promote the sustainability of a vibrant arts and culture sector and thus expand and deepen its role in the lives of individuals, communities and the region.
Organizations in the field of arts and culture may receive funding from The Barra Foundation in three ways.
- Project Grants: To increase organizational effectiveness, Project Grants in the area of arts and culture are exclusively awarded to initiatives that involve collaboration. To read more, click here.
- Planning Grants: Organizations seeking outside expertise to undertake a new planning initiative are eligible to apply for this one-time grant. To read more, click here.
- Community Fund Grants: Community Fund Grants acknowledge and advance the work of exemplary nonprofit organizations in the five-county Philadelphia region by providing unrestricted grants of $15,000 to $20,000 per year for a two-year period. The Foundation uses a nominating process to identify organizations that are then invited to submit applications. To read more, click here.
For more information about our grantmaking guidelines, please visit our FAQ page.