Full Circle Microgrants

Coming full circle is the essence of equity. The writers in our community have always been, and must continue to be, the interpreters of our times. Writers are tasked to hold all that our society discards; to treasure our most marginalized stories; to remember when the rest of the world strives to forget. We cannot afford to surrender writers when they are our memory.

The Full Circle Microgrant Fund is a provisional writer’s fund sponsored by the Montgomery County Poet Laureate (MCPL) program. The fund consists of $250 unrestricted microgrants subsidized by local benefactors and allocated by the MCPL Fund Manager, Program Author and 2020 Montgomery County Poet Laureate winner, David Gaines. The purpose of the fund is to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 on writers operating in the Montgomery, Bucks, Lehigh, Chester, Delaware or Philadelphia counties.

For Writers

Apply for a Microgrant

$250 unrestricted microgrants for writers impacted by COVID-19.

All applicants must:

○ Be 18 years or older.
○ Provide evidence of their creative practice.
○ Provide proof of financial losses due to COVID-19 (this can be in any form).
○ Reside or operate in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh or Philadelphia counties.

Support the Literary Arts

Make a tax-deductible donation today.

You can make a difference in the lives of writers in the communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic and unable to meet their immediate needs.  Grants will be disbursed on a rollling basis as funding is acquired.

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Thanks to Our Donors

Taylor Plunkett-Clements

Avery Turner

Cathleen Cohen

Bernadette McBride

In Memory of Russell McKinney

Drew Johnson

Courtney Bambrick

Joanne Leva

Berdine Leinbach

Grant Impact Statements