Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who are The Grants For?
A: We award monthly microgrants to DMV-based artists and educators who have ideas that will yield educational, social impact, and/or community-based social impact. We seek proposals for short-term projects or programs, and we are open to supporting the costs of field trips and classroom supplies. We prioritize proposals featuring immersive and hands-on experiences for groups or the public.
Q: When are applications due?
A: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Q: When will I find out if my proposal was selected?
A: Grantees will be announced by the 15th of each month and will be notified via email and/or phone.
Q: How much money will I receive?
A: Grants are awarded in sums between $500 and $2000, depending on your proposed budget.
Q: How many people are selected each month?
A: The number of grantees per month will vary, depending on proposals.
Q: How do I apply for a grant?
A: Please visit our Application Page.
Q: What do you mean by “short-term project”?
A: Projects or events must be completed within four months of the grant date.
Q: How do I show that I used the money for my project?
A: Grantees must create (or allow Tour de Force to create) visual documentation (photos, videos, social media posts) of their event or project, as well as complete a feedback form within one week of project completion.
Q: Do I have the opportunity to resubmit proposals?
A: Yes! Your proposal will be considered every month, for four months. After four months, feel free to resubmit the same proposal or a different one.
Q: If I receive a grant, can I apply for another one?
A: Grantees may receive a maximum of three grants per year (one every four-month period).