Funding Policy

The Sam Mazza Foundation supports initiatives that enrich culture through the arts and arts education.

The organization or its fiscal agents must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Sam Mazza Foundation does not make grants for endowments. 

The Sam Mazza Foundation reserves the right to make grants to pre-selected organizations with which it has a historical relationship. This could include organizations that fall outside its current areas of interest and geographic parameters. Please note, that after three consecutive years of funding, grantees must wait two years before reapplying.

The Sam Mazza Foundation does not tolerate administrative fees from fiscally sponsored grants, preferring that 100% of the funding is directed to the grantee, its creators, and artists.