• Refer to the Mission Statement to understand the nature of our funding awards.
  • Awards generally do not exceed $2,500.
  • Applications are submitted electronically.
  • Applications are reviewed bi-annually in February and July.
  • Unless other arrangements are made with the foundation, funds are allocated in two installments (beginning and completion of project).
  • Upon completion of the funded activity, the applicant is required to submit thorough documentation of the project and detailed financial accounting.
  • Robert Black Foundation Trust must be credited in all publications, print material, recordings, broadcasts, etc.:  “This [project] was made possible with the support of the Robert Black Foundation Trust.”


I. Applicant Information

II. Project Description

provide a concise description of the project and how the funds will be used (up to 500 words)

III. Budget and Timeline

provide a) a detailed project budget, b) the amount requested, c) other funding sources, d) project timeline

IV. Examples of Work (if available)

links to examples of work (YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Bandcamp Spotify, Dropbox, social media platforms, etc.)

V.  Personal references

provide contact information to three personal/professional references

VI.  Previous Funding (if available)

list sources of past project funding

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