Connecting through creativity

The arts bring communities together. They help us understand the experiences of our neighbors and provide a creative outlet for learning. A strong arts community helps our region and its residents thrive.

Funding the arts

Learn more about our featured grantees and what F. R. Bigelow Foundation has funded.

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Upstream Arts

Upstream Arts helps students with cognitive, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and physical disabilities build stronger communication and social skills. Read their story and learn more about their work.

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What we fund

Search through past grantees and see what projects and programs F. R. Bigelow Foundation has funded in the past. 

a young african american woman plays the violin

Apply for a grant

Use our online portal to apply for a grant, access grant guidelines and more.