Below is a list of possible funding sources for creative aging programs in the U.S.
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Local, State, and Federal Sources
Whereas Lifetime Arts is one kind of possible funding source, there are other local or state sources that host library systems and programming librarians can explore. These include, but are not limited to:
- Library Friends groups,
- local or state arts councils,
- family foundations,
- individual donors,
- foundations concerned with the health and quality of life of older adults,
- state grants,
- corporate sponsors,
- the United Way,
- local businesses or business associations, and
- LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) funding via the State Library.
All of these sources are worth exploring, especially if you plan to sustain creative aging programming as a regular service component.
National Funding Resources
- Federation of State Humanities Councils
- Grantmakers in the Arts
- National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
- National Endowment for the Arts
- National Endowment for the Humanities