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The Luce Foundation Grant
(Art; Education; Research; Community Engagement; Religion)

The Henry Luce Foundation

Funding Amount

Varies by program (7 programs offered)

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Different deadline dates throughout the year


Programs include:
- American Art: The American Art Program supports museums, universities, and arts organizations in their efforts to advance the understanding and experience of American and Native American visual arts through research, exhibitions, publications, and collection projects
- Asia: The goals of the Asia Program are to encourage the development of expertise, capacity and resources on East and Southeast Asia, and to foster scholarly and cultural exchange between the United States and Asia
- Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM: Since its first grants in 1989 the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program for Women in STEM has become the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering in Higher Education in the United States
- Indigenous Knowledge: The Indigenous Knowledge Initiative supports community-engaged knowledge keepers and knowledge makers in Indian Country and works to strengthen the infrastructure that they rely upon to ensure that Native America has the human and cultural resources it needs to thrive
- Luce Scholars: The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program that seeks to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society by providing awarded scholars with stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for one year
- Public Policy: Public Policy grants have supported orientation programs for new members of Congress, the study of the Presidency, and analysis of the judicial system. Each year the Luce Foundation approves a limited number of grants to organizations that promote best practices in and knowledge about philanthropy
- Religion and Theology: The Religion and Theology Program aims to foster fresh thinking about religion across multiple social and cultural contexts, to expand and diversify critical intellectual engagement with religion in the United States and beyond, and to promote creative public-facing scholarship

Who Can Apply

Grants are made only to institutions and cannot be made directly to individuals, with the sole exception of the Luce Scholars Program; however, individuals may seek funding from Luce-supported programs administered by other organizations; Typically, grants are made to U.S. not-for-profit organizations or their international equivalents; The Foundation does not support healthcare, medical, disaster relief, or international development projects; The Foundation does not provide support to political parties or political campaigns, or for lobbying or other political activities; The Foundation does not contribute to annual funds, fundraising events, endowments, or building campaigns

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Each program has different requirements and application processes
(Click link to view the guidelines for each program):

American Art:
Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM:
Indigenous Knowledge:
Luce Scholars:
Public Policy:
Religion and Theology:



Additional Information

For additional information, contact organization at 212.489.7700

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