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Building Bridges

Grantmaking Process

The bulk of the Building Bridges Program’s support is distributed through its annual grant competition, which funds the planning and implementation of projects that engage U.S.-based Muslims and their neighbors in arts- and media-based experiences designed to advance relationships and understanding for mutual well-being. Additionally, the program identifies organizations that advance its goals and provides funding through staff-curated grants, re-granting opportunities, and internal and external funding partnerships. Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations operating in the United States. Organizations without this status may also work with nonprofit fiscal sponsors to apply for grants. 

Please note that the program does not directly fund individual artists and typically does not fund the development of singular artistic projects, including exhibitions and publications.

Key Grant Competition