October 2023 Grants and Funding Opportunities
70+ grants and funding opportunities for podcasts, journalists, filmmakers, artists, and small businesses.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
We’ve found (70) funding opportunities, all with due dates in October.
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Grants For Creators is a monthly newsletter sharing the latest funding opportunities for U.S. creators and small businesses. We aim to make it easier for you to find money to support your projects.
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In this newsletter, you can find grants for:
Latinx entrepreneurs (#54, 57)
Journalists (#10, 17, 46)
Filmmakers (#12, 13, 14, 26, 37, 53)
Podcasts (#46, 59)
Musicians (#47, 63)
Writers and authors (#8, 9, 35)
Entrepreneurs (#5, 15, 23, 24, 29, 52, 54, 57, 65)
Nonprofits (#1, 11, 16, 20, 21, 27, 39, 42, 51)
We will continue adding to this list as we find new awards, bookmark, and browse through for updates throughout the month.
1. 2023 Composer Award
This competition is open to composers who currently live in the United States, ages 18 and over. Composers may be at any stage of their careers. This award offers a $50,000 commission to compose a new orchestral work, 15 to 20 minutes long, to be premiered by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.
Deadline: October 1, 2023
2. Hyperallergic’s Journalism Fellowship For Curators
Each year, this fellowship provides curators $5,000 to support their research and writing, to demystify curatorial work for a broader readership, and to develop their journalistic skills. Established and emerging curators at least two years out of college are welcome to apply.
Deadline: October 1, 2023
3. Re:Generation Initiative 2024
This opportunity supports teams of two or more individuals working together to create a new or expanded public art, public history, or public humanities project. Monument Labs is committed to growing and sustaining the field by supporting and collaborating with grassroots artists, educators, organizers, researchers, and memory collectives while building purposeful relationships across locations. Each selected team will receive $100,000 in unrestricted funding towards their commemorative campaign or project.
Deadline: October 2, 2023
4. AI and Environmental Justice
Mozilla Technology Fund will provide awards of up to $50,000 and one year of mentorship and support to open source projects that focus on increased transparency and mitigated bias in the AI ecosystem.
Deadline: October 5th, 2023
5. The Unless Project - For Nonprofits
This opportunity is a grant-meets-accelerator program designed to identify organizations with transformational solutions and limited resources to repackage, reposition, and amplify them to be as successful as possible. Once a year, up to four (4) organizations - one (1) in each of the four focus areas, are selected and receive
services & resources. A stipend of $2,500 is awarded.
Deadline: October 15, 2023
6. Founders First Stephen L. Tadlock Grant
Grant funding for "vetpreneurs" of $1,000 each to 25 veterans running employer-based small businesses nationwide.
Deadline: October 16, 2023