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Songwriter's grants provided by foundations and organizations mainly focusing on those specifically for women can be found right here.  However, there are also general songwriter's grants and other sources to fund your projects listed below.

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The Leeway Foundation

The Leeway Foundation offers grants to women who address social change with their art. This grant is offered twice a year in March and September. Applicants must reside in the Delaware Valley, and cannot have received over $2,500 in funding within the last year. Eligible applicants can receive $2,500 dollars and apply for an additional $1500 in the next cycle.

Leeway Foundation
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
Philadelphia, PA 19109

The Kentucky Foundation for Women

The Kentucky Foundation for Women provides $200,000 in grants annually. Grants are awarded to women fighting for social change and promoting feminism with their art.  Individual awards vary according to project, but can be as high as $6,000.  Application deadlines are in March and September, and are awarded in June and December respectively.

Kentucky Foundation for Women
1215 Heyburn Building
332 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202-2184

Ellis L. Phillips Foundation

The Ellis L. Phillips Foundation provides modest grants to women in music or visual arts.  If you are looking to complete a project with your songwriting, apply by writing a one to two page concept paper outlining what you want to achieve.  They do not accept uninvited proposals.  Grant amounts depend on the cost of your project, and are handled on an individual basis.

Ellis L. Phillips Foundation
233 Commonwealth Avenue
Suite 2
Boston, MA 02116

United Arts Council

The Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) Program receives major funding from United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and the North Carolina Arts Council with funding from the state of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional support is provided by the Franklin County Arts Council, Johnston County Arts Council, Vance County Arts Council and Warren County Arts Council.

United Arts Council
110 S. Blount Street,
Raleigh NC 27601


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