For Grantees

Hiroshima Maiden
by Dan Hurlin

Photo by Steve J. Sherman

Requesting Funds

When you are ready to begin work on your project, please send us a signed letter requesting your funds. This letter should include your upcoming premiere dates of your project or work-in-progress and can be emailed as a PDF attachment or sent via postal mail.  We will forward a check within two weeks of receipt of your letter. If you applied using a fiscal sponsor, indicate in your letter whether the check should be mailed directly to you or to your fiscal sponsor. (The check must still be made out to your fiscal sponsor, even if it is mailed to you.) If your check is mailed to your fiscal sponsor, we will also send you a letter to let you know that the check has been sent.

Updating Project Information

Please add us to your organization's mailing list using the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and send us a copy of any project-related announcements, press releases, or any other materials about upcoming performances. If there are any significant changes to your project as outlined in your application, it is important that you contact our Foundation Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , to discuss them in advance. We also ask that you notify us as early as possible of any upcoming performances.     

Crediting the Foundation

Shortly after we have informed you that you have been awarded a grant, we will send you a copy of our logo. Please credit us in all materials relating to your project using our full name, The Jim Henson Foundation and, whenever possible, our logo. If you need a copy of our logo or a high-resolution version for print, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and we will send it to you. 

Submitting Your Final Report

The due date for your final report is given in the letter accompanying your check. We accept final reports twice yearly, on May 1st and November 1st. Unlike our application deadlines, this is not a postmark deadline. Final reports must be received by 11:59pm. In the event that either date falls on a weekend, the due date will be the following Monday.

2017 Final Report Deadlines
  May 1, 2017: Deadline to receive Final Reports for review for Spring  
  November 1, 2017: Deadline to receive Final Reports for review for Fall  

 

The requirements for your final report are listed here and in the letter accompanying your check.  We require you to submit a Multi-page PDF that includes the following:

  • A letter describing the outcome of your project and what the grant enabled you to accomplish.
  • A budget indicating how your funds were spent.
  • A small selection of programs, press clippings, photographs, and other supplementary materials.
  • A Quicktime .mov or .m4v file containing 4 minutes of the final production.  This is a requirement for all Production & Family Grants.  Workshop grant final reports need to submit video as well, highlighting the puppetry in the piece and how the grant allowed for the work to progress. 
    • All video submissions should be high quality Quicktime .mov, .mp4 or .m4v files.  We prefer .mov files whenever possible.
    • File should be no larger than 2GB
    • File should be 3-4 minutes, but no longer than 4 minutes.
    • The video you submit needs to showcase the puppetry in the work.  Please do not send video that contains little to no puppetry.
The multi-page PDF and video footage need to be uploaded to: https://www.hightail.com/dropbox?dropbox=HensonFoundation

When submitting your application materials via the Highatil.com link above:
  • under "Full Name" write the name of the artist or company that is submitting the Final Report
  • under "Subject" write the name of the project that you are submitting for, followed by FINAL REPORT. Example: Goldilocks in Love, FINAL REPORT
  • under "Message" write the name of the artist or company that is submitting the Grant Application, which category you received a grant for (Production, Workshop or Family), and any other notes that may be necessary.
  • All grantees who have premiered their work are invited to mail the Foundation a full-length DVD or flash drive of their piece for our archives.  This is encouraged but is not a requirement.

If you have problems or questions concerning your final report, you must contact us well in advance of your due date. Late or incomplete final reports will be taken into account when reviewing any future funding requests. 

An email will be sent to you acknowledging the receipt of your final report within one week of its receipt.