Funding from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation is currently available to support direct costs for catalogues and other publications accompanying contemporary art exhibitions and projects, especially those supporting emerging and under-recognized artists, and produced by organizations outside the nation's cultural centers. Limited funds are also available for publications related to the grantee organization and its programs or collections.
The Foundation does not provide grants for individuals, general operating expenses, capital campaigns, endowment funds, or projects solely featuring the work of deceased artists. One-time special projects that are originated by the applying organization are preferred. To be considered, project dates must fall within one year of the funding cycle in which the organization is requesting funds. The Foundation is unlikely to provide grants exceeding one third of the proposed publication budget. Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $15,000. Proposals are reviewed by the Trustees semi-annually in the spring and fall.