Galaxy Gives leads the philanthropic efforts of the Novogratz Family. This includes the Novogratz family’s personal giving, political giving, impact investments, donor advised fund, and the Three Dogs Foundation.
Galaxy Gives accepts applications from organizations that meet our grantee criteria. Click below to learn more about our criteria and process.
$100,000 to outstanding emerging artists to work fulltime on an artistic project of their own choosing. Established for the purpose of providing unrestricted support to early-career artists pushing the boundaries of their craft.
Our grants all begin with meaningful conversations around impact. We award grants to various types of businesses (see below for eligibility) who have a vision of change and a path to get there. We know we are up against big, complex, highly charged issues - we've got your back.
Please check out our process for more and review our previous grantees for an understanding of our work.
Galaxy Gives supports 501c3, 501c4, and for-profit social enterprises and media.
Except through our Novogratz Art’s Fellowship we do not support individuals.
Galaxy Gives does not have a specific geographic focus
We look for organization that fit within our strategy and focus areas
We will not reconsider a grant application until the following calendar year. If you are interested in applying please wait until either a Galaxy Gives staff person reaches back out or until November/December or the current calendar year.
The Three Dogs Foundation will annually award between one (1) and (5) fellowships, each to be of a set amount of $100,000 to outstanding emerging artists to work fulltime on an artistic project of their own choosing. Each Novogratz Arts Fellowship is 12 months in duration and may begin on a rolling basis during the grant year. The fellowship was established for the purpose of providing unrestricted support to early-career artists pushing the boundaries of their craft. The Foundation believes that the arts are critically important to our communities and at the heart of the arts is the individual artist. This award frees artists to be artists by providing them with the financial security to take risks and to make great work.
Our definition of the arts is broad, including: music, theater, painting, photography, and more - if you consider yourself an artist so do we. Applicants need only have demonstrated a capacity to produce outstanding works of art.
The application criteria do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or any other protected class, and applicant eligibility includes citizens, nationals, and permanent residents of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.
The program does not fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research. Also, Fellows cannot be full-time students during their fellowships. Program funds also may not be used for lobbying, influence of legislation, or political activities.
There will be two stages to the application and selection process. First, all applicants will submit a proposal and resume or bio. From the pool of full proposals, a group of finalists will be selected, who will be invited to interview with a selection committee. From the pool of finalists, between one (1) and five (5) individuals will be selected to receive fellowships. The applicants, as well as the finalists and final recipients, will be reviewed and selected by a selection committee.
Applicants are selected based on their artistic vision and voice presented within their application, as well as in the second round interview.
Criteria will include:
Please submit the below application by 9/1/20 to be consider for the 2020 Novogratz Arts Fellowship. To submit your application and for questions on the application please email firstname.lastname@example.org.