Terms & Conditions

  • If there is an entry fee, GrantPad will take 10% commission per entry free. This fee includes the 4% credit card or Paypal fee.
  • All entry fees and scholarships must be in the U.S. currency.
  • A valid credit card is required for all paid accounts.
  • First-time grant creators will be required to secure the grant money in an escrow account to assure that the awards will be distributed.
  • Charges are non-refundable.
  • Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. Any artwork or photograph used by GrantPad shall carry the artist’s credit line.
  • Grantpad does not assume any responsibility for artwork submitted in violation of competition rules, or for those which violate copyright regulations.

We do not tolerate spam. Examples of spam include:

  • Emailing or direct messaging people that you have no personal connection to, especially when it's done en masse.
  • Using email lists that have been procured from third parties.
  • Promoting your project on other GrantPad grant pages; poaching applicants from other GrantPad grants.

The success of your grant relies on you sharing your grant with friends, fans, and followers, however invading the inboxes and social networks of people that you have no personal connection to is unacceptable. We take a hard line on spamming because it reflects you and all other GrantPad projects poorly. It also flags your grant for review and possible removal from the GrantPad community. Furthermore, violating these rules or our Terms of Use may result in your account being deleted and/or your project being suspended.


The following guidelines are for grant creators. They’re meant to give grant creators a clear sense of the types of grants accepted by GrantPad.
GrantPad is a platform created to facilitate the process of creating and applying for grants in Art, Education, Photography, and Research.

Projects that do not incorporate art, education, photography and/or research will not be accepted. Creators cannot offer equity or financial incentives (ownership, share of profits, repayment/loans, cash-value equivalents, etc.) other than the given reward amount.