The foundation only awards grants to nonprofit public charities in the United States. The Board prefers projects of its own initiative, rather than funding unsolicited grants. Matching or challenge fund requests are considered favorably. In general, the Board prefers program support over capital funds.
Unsolicited requests should not be made for:
When a public charity receives a large grant from a single private source – such as an individual, business or private foundation (i.e., Windgate Foundation) – and not from public charities or government, a large grant could bring your public support calculation below the required minimum and “tip” the organization out of public charity status with the IRS.
Supporting contemporary craft & visual arts in the United States, Windgate Foundation's funding priorities are to: