Who We Fund

Who We Fund

Eligibility Requirements

The following eligibility requirements apply to all organizations and/or artist-driven projects:


UMEZ generally will not fund:

Please review the grant pages for additional eligibility requirements and restrictions that are specific to each grant category.

For more information, please see our FAQ and the grant timeline associated with each type of grant.

The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone does not support organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, mental status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law, with respect to employment, membership, and/or provision of services.