Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Application to the Mellon Foundation's Performing Arts Program may be made by invitation only, but letters of inquiry may be sent to program staff. Details below, and on website:
You will find a list of past grantees of the Performing Arts Program in the Foundation's annual reports, which you can access on this Web site. We encourage you to review these reports prior to submitting an inquiry. Organizations that wish to inquire about the possibility of future funding should not call the Foundation. Instead, they should send a 2-3 page letter providing an overview of the organization, its history, mission, and goals, and the relevance of its work to the priorities and programs of the Foundation. Please refrain from sending additional materials -- including brochures, press articles, education materials, etc. -- unless subsequently requested by program staff, and do not request a grant from the Foundation unless requested to do so by the program staff. While we will review and respond to all letters in time, please bear in mind that the Foundation is rarely able to respond positively to unsolicited requests.
Grant link: http://www.mellon.org/grant_programs/programs