Grant-making activities in the Literary Program aim to increase public appreciation, understanding, and support for contemporary literature in the English language.

Since the grant-making program was established in 1987, the Foundation has supported more than 150 nonprofit organizations nationwide. Over the years the program has supported publishers and distributors, literary journals, residency programs, educational programs, literary centers, and the production of new works in English translation. For a better understanding of the funding interests of the Literary Program at this time, we have listed some of our current grants below.

Lannan Foundation is no longer accepting letters of inquiry in any of our grant-making programs. Unsolicited proposals and letters of inquiry will not be considered.

Literary Grants