The Marion Park Lewis Foundation was established in 1992 to provide arts education opportunities to residents of the northern Shenandoah Valley. Since that time
more than 3.3 million dollars in grants have been awarded.

Marion Park Lewis Foundation

Applications for Grants for 2024-25

The Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts will be accepting applications for arts education grants January 15, 2024 until March 15, 2024. Last year, more than $176,000 was presented to local artists and organizations.

Awards will be made for specific educational projects that develop the talent and knowledge of the artist or participants of a non-profit group. Grants may be applied toward the cost of training (domestic or abroad), and course(s) of study in secondary schools, colleges, or universities. Grantees may also study or work with art companies, such as ballet or opera companies, or study with individual artists. Recipients should demonstrate talent and promise in a recognized art form. The evaluators look for evidence of commitment to the chosen discipline as a career choice, as well as accomplishment and potential.

Applicants should be residents of, and organizations should be located in, the Northern Shenandoah Valley, including the cities of Winchester and Harrisonburg and the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, and Rockingham in Virginia, and the counties of Jefferson and Berkeley in West Virginia.

Process Time Line

January 15

Applications and guidelines will be posted to this website. Use the navigation bar at the left.

March 15

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2024.

June 10

Panel decisions will be mailed.


Recipients will receive a Progress Report for return by January 15.