Technical Assistance & Services
FTI will not be offering grants for the 20/21 fiscal year. For more information about past grants awarded please click here.
These grant funds enable awardees direct access to experts in the field and to other resources in order to meet a range of specific technical, organizational or operational needs, including but not limited to:
- Planning – operational and strategic.
- Professional development and training.
- Organizational development.
- Developing partnerships and community programs.
- Business planning and operations towards sustainability.
- Developing leadership and effectiveness of staff and board members.
- Guidance on technology.
Applications will be reviewed on an annual basis. Grant maximum is $25,000 in assistance and a cash match is not required unless it is desirable for the applicant to leverage other support.
Guiding Criteria for All Applicants and Applications
Applications should emphasize the following:
- The historic significance of the property to be assisted and evidence of community support.
- The need for funding and the urgency of the project or the long-term objectives or impact of the project.
- Increased cultural and/or economic impact for the community.
- Involvement of collaborations and partnerships that leverage additional public and private investment.
- The adequacy of plans to meet the current needs and for the future care and maintenance of the theater or the continuation for the activity for which grant support is requested.
If grant support is awarded, the following conditions will apply:
- Awardees are required to sign a contract agreeing to the conditions of the grant.
- If seeking matching funds:
- Matching gifts may come from private or public sources, or from earned income (special events, fundraising activities, etc.)
- Donated materials and services and organizational overhead costs can be eligible sources as matching funds if they directly underwrite the project budget and are the result of the Institute’s challenge grant.
- Grant projects must begin within six months of award date – otherwise, the grant award is subject to review.
- Periodic reports are required and specific to each form of grant support. These requirements will be detailed in the grant contract upon award notification.
- A final report of the project and financial accounting of the expenditure of the grant must be submitted within the fiscal year of the grant disbursement date. If the project is not completed in accordance with the contract, the parties will need to negotiate continuing or returning grant funds.
- Organizations may submit applications for more than one Urgent or Emergency Needs grant per cycle.
- Organizations may apply for support only once per grant cycle in the following categories:
- Historic Structures Studies or Planning
- Periodic Technical Assistance and Services
- Preservation Grant
- (Organizations may apply for Urgent or Emergency Needs grant support in addition to one of the categories listed above.)
- The Fox Theatre Institute Preservation grant program’s goal is to award funding for historic theatres in the state of Georgia. Grants will be awarded to projects designed to provide significant economic and cultural impact to the communities they serve. Grant award winners will also receive operations expertise and guidance through seminars, and strategic planning fostering professional development. Out-of-state applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must demonstrate a substantial economic impact on the development of the community.
How to Apply
The Fox Theatre Institute suggests an initial phone call or meeting to review your project, the needs, and to obtain guidance on your grant application.
The following items are required for your application submission:
- Completed copy of appropriate application form, narrative, and enclosures as follows.
- Signed Certification form.
- Up to ten high resolution digital images (minimum 300 dpi) with caption and credit information. Applications must include at least one overall view of the property. Images should be saved as individual files. No Word or PDF images will be accepted.
- A list of the applicant organization’s current board members, including officers and professional and civic affiliations.
- Applicant’s IRS determination letter of tax-exempt status or sponsor. If tax-exempt status has not been fully approved by the IRS, please provide evidence of filing.
- Resumes of any consultants, project managers, or personnel administering the project.
- One sample of promotional material for your organization.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Budget breakdown that outlines proposed expenses and revenue for the project.
- One or two historic property planning documents or research if available.
For more information, questions, or other assistance, please contact:
- Leigh Burns
The Fox Theatre Institute