Furthermore Announces New Grants for Publication; Now Accepting Applications
FURTHERMORE, the publication program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, is one of the nation's few philanthropic agencies that specifically channels financial assistance to publishers. The fund assists publications in the fields of art, architecture, design, culturSince its inception in 1995, Furthermore has awarded almost 300 grants totaling almost $2 million. Checks ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 have been written to organizations and publishers across the nation, but mostly in Kaplan's home state of New York.
Books of merit can get assistance for writing and editing, design and illustration, and printing and binding while they are in the planning stage. They must be sponsored by 501(c)3 organizations, but might ultimately be published by a university press or trade publisher, as well as by the sponsor itself.
The Furthermore program is headed by Joan K. Davidson, Kaplan Fund president emeritus and former New York State parks commissioner. Grant application forms and additional information are available from:
PO Box 667
Hudson, NY 12534
Some of the Fall 1999 grant recipients were:
National Museum of Dance (Saratoga Springs, NY) for Spaces of the Mind: Isamu Noguchi's Dance Designs, to be published by Limelight Editions. $5,000
University of California Press (Berkeley, CA) for Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the Late Sixties, by Suzaan Boettger. $5,000
Missouri Historical Society (St. Louis, MO) for Literary St. Louis: A Guide, by William H. Gass and Lorin Cuoco. $7,500
Beacon Press (Boston, MA) for Homecoming: The Story of African-American Farmers, by Charlene Gilbert and Quinn Eli. $6,000
New York City Audubon Society for The New York City Audubon Society Guide to Finding Birds in the Metropolitan Area, by Marcia T. Fowle and Dr. Paul Kerlinger. To be published by Cornell University Press. $7,000