Thank you for your interest in Cave Canem!

The Cave Canem Fellows & Faculty Fund offers one-time grants of $500 to Fellows and Faculty to use toward a variety of purposes—from urgent/unexpected expenses to supplemental support of artistic practice and development. Grantees who receive funds in any given year are eligible to apply again in the following year, with preference given to first-time applicants.

Individuals who wish to donate to the fund may do so here.


  1. Complete, sign, and date a W9 form.
  2. Complete this online Submittable form, including a brief statement (maximum 250 words) describing what the grant will be used for. (This information will be used solely to improve how Cave Canem serves our Fellowship and Black poets in general.)
  3. Grants are automatically disbursed via Zelle or Paypal. The names of applicants will not be published and all submitted information will be kept confidential.

Questions or concerns should be sent to the Director of Programs, Dante Micheaux::

Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.