All grantees and projects must comply with the applicable public health guidelines in their respective countries and by the World Health Organization, Health Canada, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please postpone applications for any program delivery that involves in-person gatherings in the organizational hubs until further notice.
Creative youth organizations are encouraged to apply for a donation of Creative Cloud Shared Device Licenses that includes Apps such as: Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and InDesign. Eligible organizations can be awarded shared device licenses for up to 50 devices!
Organizations must demonstrate in their application a deep alignment to Adobe's mission of ensuring equitable access to creative education for youth ages 13 to 25. In addition, organizations must hold a non-for-profit charity with tax-exempt status (proof of status required) and facilitate digital media programming. Applications for the Creative Cloud Donations Program are accepted on a rolling-bases.
To learn more about the Adobe Creative Cloud Donation Program or see if your organization qualifies, please email us at [email protected]
Grant Amount: $10,000 USD
The Adobe Project Grants allow creative youth development organizations to implement a project that expands and/or deepens the creative opportunities they provide youth. Organizations may, for example, propose support for:
The project must:
Support Creativity: Support young creatives to use creativity as a tool for empowerment and expression.
Provide Opportunities: Provide space for youth to take on leadership roles and access to the tools to create impactful and inspiring media pieces.
Implement Professional Development: Facilitate skills development opportunities for youth to learn and enhance their creative, technical, cognitive, and personal life skills.
Applications for the Adobe Project Grants are accepted three times in one calendar year and organizations will receive an update on the application status within 30 days of submitting, unless communicated otherwise. Organizations applying must hold a non-for-profit charity with tax-exempt status and facilitate digital media programming. All organizations that receive funding from an Adobe Creativity Grant are automatically accepted for the Creative Cloud Donation Program. Students and young alumni from these organizations also become eligible to apply for the Adobe Creativity Scholarship (provided they meet additional criteria).
Application for the 2020 Adobe Project Grant is now closed
Creative youth development organizations can apply for an Adobe Creativity Grant. In order to be eligible, organizations must hold a non-for-profit charity with tax-exempt status and facilitate core digital media programming dedicated to allowing youth to develop creative, technical, and personal skills for career and life. The application must demonstrate that your organization:
We cannot consider:
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Your completed application will be reviewed by the TakingITGlobal and Adobe team. You may receive a follow-up email or a call request for clarification and/or further information regarding the organization and the digital programs offered. You will receive an update on your application status within 30 days of submitting, unless communicated otherwise.
Organizations can apply and receive one Adobe Project Grant grant in a calendar year. All organizations that receive funding from an Adobe Project Grant are automatically accepted for the Creative Cloud Donation Program.
Yes, organizations may allot up to $3,000 of the grant funds to access equipment needed for media production projects. This could include computers, video cameras, iPhones, iPads, 360 cameras, drones, etc. Organizations must demonstrate in the application the capacity of the staff to use and implement the use of how these hardwares will teach new skills to the participants youths and increase longevity of the organization’s programming.
If you are planning to purchase hardware, you must demonstrate this in your proposed budget outline (excluding taxes). You must purchase and submit a Proof of Purchase Report within 30 days of receiving the funds.
If you have any further questions regarding the Adobe Creativity Grants or need assistance with applying, please email [email protected]