Grants are awarded from the Central Fund and regional funds.

The period for applying for Central Fund grants is 1 - 31 October.
The period for applying for grants from all 17 regional funds is 10 January - 9 February.

Art² is a grant for large-scale arts projects.

Grants for postdoctoral research abroad may be sought from the foundations' joint pool of grants.

University departments and science organizations can seek funding for an Argumenta project.

In addition, a grant for work at residential centres for artists can be sought from the Cultural Foundation through a separate application process.

There is also a separate period for applying for instrument loans.

The Cultural Foundation also funds scholarships for students at the international United World Colleges.