We participate in grantmaking that seeks to foster positive social change in local arts communities. We are actively supporting the efforts of many arts-based organizations and non-profits in the communities we serve – Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Denver, Washington DC, and Phoenix – that provide creative and inclusive opportunities for all.
We are currently honing our process and are excited to announce our Philanthropy Priority areas. Our focus will be on directly supporting creativity and the arts with all funding. Generally, we prefer to support established 501(c)3 arts organizations with direct programming donations.
As Meow Wolf grows as a company, the majority of our financial resources are being allocated to our big projects – including opening our Las Vegas and Denver exhibitions. This means we have less funding and will be working on creative ways to support organizations, including increasing our support through ticket donations.
Please be specific when filling out this form, as it helps us to clearly understand your organization and goals. If you haven’t yet, we highly recommend reading through our Community and Philanthropy websites for more information about our support before you submit your request.
We hope to respond to as many applicants as possible within our capacity. With the volume of requests we receive, unfortunately we cannot respond to every one. Generally, our review process takes 6 – 12 weeks with several rounds of staff review. We appreciate your patience and understanding that we cannot support every request.
Giving cycles occur annually with disbursements and engagements happening throughout the year. We hope to support as many groups and organizations as possible with our annual funds, but they are limited. If we could not satisfy your request this year, please feel free to re-apply.
Meow Wolfs DIY Fund is an annual fund open to small scale art and music spaces across the country. It is geared towards building safety improvements, upgrades, rent, infrastructure or projects that pay artists directly. It is also a very competitive process – we’ve received over 500 applications in 2 years. The application is open once a year (typically in the fall), and funding is awarded the following year. Read more about the DIY Fund here.