Eligible organizations will use the Kress Foundation’s online grantmaking portal to complete their Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and subsequent grant application. Organizations whose representatives do not already have access to the grantmaking portal must register for access.
Organizational representatives who will create a grant application on behalf of their organization can register for access to the Foundation’s online grantmaking portal (Fluxx) here: https://kressfoundation.fluxx.io.
If an organization is eligible to apply for support from the Foundation, their representatives will receive an email notification with portal login credentials. Once login credentials are granted, representatives will have access to all active LOI and application forms in the portal.
Letter of Inquiry
The first step in the grant application process is the submission of a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Organizations submitting an LOI through the portal will be asked to provide:
- a brief summary of the proposed project
- the total budget of the project
- the amount requested from the Foundation
The Kress grantmaking portal will accept LOIs for 15 days at the beginning of the Foundation’s three grant cycles. Institutions must submit an LOI by the deadlines below in order to apply for a grant in that cycle:
|Grant Cycle||Grant Program||Portal Opens||LOI Submission Deadline|
|Spring||History of Art, Conservation, Digital Art History||February 15||March 1, 5:00PM EST|
|Fall||History of Art, Conservation, Digital Art History||August 15||September 1, 5:00PM EST|
|Winter||History of Art, Conservation||December 1||December 15, 5:00PM EST|
For step-by-step instructions on how to use the portal to submit an LOI to the Foundation, please review the LOI Portal Guide.
Organizations invited to apply for a grant from the Kress Foundation will be notified via email within 7 business days of the LOI submission deadline.
Organizations submitting a grant application through the portal will be asked to describe:
- the project's main goals
- the project history to date (if applicable)
- the key activities to be carried out
- personnel overseeing the project
- the anticipated outcomes of the project
Applicants will also be required to upload the following documents:
- a detailed project budget in MS Excel
- the IRS determination letter of 501(c)3 status for the organization that will receive and administer the funds
Additional supporting documents, as necessary, may also be uploaded, including:
- curriculum vitae for principal investigator(s)
- conference, workshop, exhibition, or publication schedules
- images or illustrations
- letters of support
After a grantee has been invited to submit a full application for a grant they will have approximately three weeks to do so. Organizations must submit their grant application by the deadlines below in order to be eligible for an award from the Kress Foundation:
|Grant Cycle||Grant Program||Portal Opens||Grant Application Deadline|
|Spring||History of Art, Conservation, Digital Art History||After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress||April 1, 5:00PM EST|
|Fall||History of Art, Conservation, Digital Art History||After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress||October 1, 5:00PM EST|
|Winter||History of Art, Conservation||After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress||January 15, 5:00PM EST|
For step-by-step instructions on how to use the portal to submit a grant application to the Foundation, please review the Grant Application Portal Guide.