John K. & Thirza F. Davenport Foundation Application

The arts reflect the past, enrich the present, and imagine the future. The mission
of the John K. and Thirza F. Davenport Foundation is to serve the public good by
nurturing the expression of human creativity, support the cultivation of community
spirit, and foster the recognition and appreciation of the excellence and diversity
of our community’s artistic accomplishments.
  • To fulfill our mission, the Foundation has established the following goals:
    To broaden public access to the excellence and diversity of the arts.
    To foster opportunities for the creation and presentation of artistically
    excellent work.
    To strengthen the role of the arts in our community’s educational system
    and encourage lifelong learning in the arts.
    To strengthen the organizational and financial capabilities of our
    community’s arts organizations.

    Grant requests must fall within the requirement that the project support a vital,
    stable and diverse art and cultural industry on Cape Cod, contributing to the
    quality of life and economic vitality of the community. Preference is given to
    specific program initiatives and challenge grants, not general operating
    expenses, for Mid-Cape organizations.
    The following guidelines describe funding opportunities that align with the
    Foundation’s primary goals:
    Access: Access to the arts for all.
    Creativity: Creation and presentation of artistic work, and development of
    professional artists.
    Heritage/Preservation: Preservation of our cultural heritage.
    Arts Learning: Children and youth learning in and through the arts.

    Applications are reviewed each spring. The deadline for consideration during the current year is June 7.

    • Indicate the specific amount of funding requested and how it will be spent
    • Describe the project for which you are seeking funds
    • Briefly explain (150 words or less) why this project is important to your
    organization and to the community
    • List source and amount of other funding requested
    Attachments should include:
    • Copy of the organization’s 501 ©(3) status by the IRS, or evidence of
    monitoring by a qualified fiscal agent, if appropriate.
    • List the board of directors or advisory committee.
    • Financial information, including a copy of the most recent annual operating
    budget with line item expenses and sources of operating revenue.