Creative/Maker Funding

Grant Opportunities

Colorado Creates

Colorado Creates is Colorado Creative Industries’ largest grant program. This award provides financial support to help nonprofit cultural organizations and communities produce arts and cultural activities, bringing jobs to their communities and enhancing the quality of life.

Library Grants

A list of possible library grants by due date.

IMLS

Search for grant opportunities.

MakerCorps

Maker Ed’s mission is to create more opportunities for young people to develop confidence, creativity, and spark an interest in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts, and learning as a whole through making.  Look for grant information under Scholarships and Grants.

Edutopia: 6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace

Great ideas for getting your Makerspace started

3M Gives

Grant opportunities for innovative ideas supporting education and community

Get money from the Navy to start a Hackerspace!

Learn more about an open call from the  Office of Naval Research “for proposals related to “education programs in STEM”.

Lumpkin Family Foundation

Learn more about the grant possibilities for “people pursuing innovation and long-lasting improvements in the environment, health, education, and community access to the arts.”

Edison International

Offers grant opportunities for education, community and more.

Other funding opportunities/ideas include: