Black Arts Future Fund

Black Art Futures Fund (BAFF) provides general operating support for small Black-led arts & culture nonprofits or fiscally sponsored projects with an operating budget of $500K or less. ⁠Black Art Futures Fund recipients receive more than just a grant, but support from the entire Red Olive universe through Olive’s Classroom, access to direct client services, and financial support from individual donors and small business donors who support the grant pool.

Nurture Neighborhoods

In 2020 Red Olive explored granting opportunities for groups / collectives / organizations embedded in communities not within an established “cultural district” based in the South & South East. Our goal was to infuse the existing groups / collectives / organizations with funding that will allow them to execute a specific project. It was not meant to cover a portion of the project, or funds towards a larger project—increasing the likelihood that the project might not happen or the scope change based on other folks buying into it.

Black Arts Future Fund

Black Art Futures Fund (BAFF) provides general operating support for small Black-led arts & culture nonprofits or fiscally sponsored projects with an operating budget of $500K or less. ⁠Black Art Futures Fund recipients receive more than just a grant, but support from the entire Red Olive universe through Olive’s Classroom, access to direct client services, and financial support from individual donors and small business donors who support the grant pool.

Nurture Neighborhoods

In 2020 Red Olive explored granting opportunities for groups / collectives / organizations embedded in communities not within an established “cultural district” based in the South & South East. Our goal was to infuse the existing groups / collectives / organizations with funding that will allow them to execute a specific project. It was not meant to cover a portion of the project, or funds towards a larger project—increasing the likelihood that the project might not happen or the scope change based on other folks buying into it.