Samuel S. Fels Fund

Deadlines

Important Changes: Two-Year Grants With Deadlines 

In 2018, the Fels Fund will make two-year grants in two of its funding priority areas:
• Arts & Culture
• Immigrants, Refugee & Asylees (Focused Populations)

There will only be ONE biennial deadline for each of these two funding priority areas in 2018. The next deadline will be in 2020.  Most of these grants, if awarded in 2018, will be for two years.

In 2018, there will be no deadlines for funding inquiries in the other funding priority areas:
• Youth in-and-exiting the child welfare system  (Focused Populations)
• Social, Racial & Economic Justice

Funding inquiries will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. Grants, if awarded, will be for one year.

2018 Funding Inquiry Deadlines

Arts & Culture

Due no later than March 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM
• Funding request can be for two years
• Must include performance or exhibit schedule
• Grant decision made in June 2018

Immigrants, Refugees & Asylees  (Focused Populations)

Due no later than September 2018 (exact date TBA)
• Funding request can be for two years
• Grant decision made in December 2018

Youth in-and-exiting the child welfare system  (Focused Populations)

• Funding inquiries accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2018
• Funding request limited to one-year requests in 2018
• There will one deadline for two-year grants in this funding priority area in 2019
• Note: If a one-year grant is awarded in 2018, organizations will still be eligible to submit a funding inquiry by the 2019 deadline for two-year grants

 Social, Racial & Economic Justice

• Funding inquires accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2018
• There are no two-year grants in this category so that we can continue to respond to new requests annually