New York, NY (January 19, 2023)—The Academy of American Poets announced today that it will award capacity-building grants to fifty-three independent nonprofit literary organizations that present poetry or serve poets in their programming, in 2023 and 2024. The recipients will each receive two-year grants of $2,500–$25,000 per year, or $5,000–$50,000 total, to support capacity-building initiatives. 

Through its Capacity-Building Grant Program, the Academy will help support grantees’ projects that aim to create a sustainable and effective organization in areas such as fundraising, marketing, and web development; skill-building for staff and board members; strategic and succession planning; diversity and equity initiatives; and leadership development and management training. A grant from the Hawthornden Foundation, originally founded in 1983 by the late Drue Heinz, makes this program possible. 

Read the full press release and view the list of recipients.