Apply to YHLF

Dec. 2019. THE YIP HARBURG LYRICS FOUNDATION IS REORGANIZING AND IS SUSPENDING ALL NEW GRANTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. CHECK THIS SITE FOR UPDATES.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

We prefer to fund new projects, as follows: (a) action-oriented projects with small operating budgets which, due to the controversial, risky or innovative nature of their work, have little access to traditional funding; (b) mass media and theatre projects which educate and inform about serious issues; (c) projects extending over a specific time period, with a focused, concrete goal and clear social impact.

The Foundation generally grants $500 to $3,000, and occasionally up to $5,000. We request proof of applicant’s tax-exempt status or fiscal sponsor. We require that you follow our application guidelines to request funds. We require that “The Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation” be credited for its contributions to a project and when applicable be supplied with a final product thereof (such as a video/sound recording or copy of printed publication).

We do not fund (a) libraries, buildings or endowments; (b) the areas of health (mental or physical), environment or aging; (c) travel expenses or conferences; (d) individual scholarships or stipends; (e) projects focused outside the U.S.

 

PROPOSAL FOR FUNDS

Brief proposals are preferred (email preferred; for hard copies, the entire proposal should be no more than 10 pages). We also suggest that potential applicants first submit a brief email of inquiry with “funding inquiry” in the subject field so we don’t mistake the email for junk or spam.

Response time is usually from 2 to 4 weeks.

Please submit the following information:

  1. Date
  2. Project Title
  3. Purpose (general problems and goals, specific aims and objectives for which funds are to be used) *
  4. Amount requested
  5. Time period for use of funds requested
  6. 501 (c) (3) Organization to receive funds (name, address, liaison, phone/fax/email). If applicant is different from sponsoring organization/payee, please indicate where and to whom checks should be mailed.
  7. Description of prior work or projects pertinent to this request *
  8. Project director (background and organizational affiliation) *
  9. Budget (itemize major and minor categories) *
  10. Applicant’s other funding to date (funds committed, funds applied for) *
  11. If applicant is an organization, please include letter authorizing IRS non-profit status or proof of sponsorship by an organization with 501c3 non-profit status that will receive funds for the project.

* 500 words maximum, if possible

The Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation
Administrative Office
636 Broadway, Room 1207
New York, NY 10012

212-343-9668
212-343-9453 (fax) – junk faxes not accepted

e@yipharburg.com

 

The Yip Harburg Foundation