Request for Proposals: Initiative for Financial and Creative Health

In June 2019, the Flinn Foundation Board of Directors approved plans to continue its support of arts and culture in Arizona through an extended Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

This invitation-only grant program is deeply focused on the cultivation and maintenance of the financial health of Arizona’s largest arts-and-culture organizations.

As in earlier iterations of the Initiative for Financial and Creative Health, the Flinn Foundation is focused on helping Arizona’s largest arts-and-culture organizations move through five capitalization stages:

  1. Recovery
  2. Transition
  3. Stabilize
  4. Strengthen
  5. Deploy & Maintain

For organizations that have completed earlier grants under the Initiative for Financial and Creative Health, this invitation-only grant program broadens the range of activities that are eligible for funding and allows for grantees to learn, adapt, and experiment.

Areas of opportunity for this new initiative are focused on planning, research, and program design. While not meant to be an inclusive list, proposals might include projects such as:

  • Human capital: hiring practices, skill development, change management, retention, succession planning, leadership development;
  • Strengthening organizational diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion;
  • Engagement of an arts scholar toward meeting a community need or where a researcher might assemble and analyze existing data;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Planning projects that are collaborative between more than one organization.

The full request for proposals, including required content and description of the proposal review process, is here: