Since the grant making program was established in 1987, the foundation has supported more than 150 nonprofit organizations nationwide. Primarily, the program has supported publishers and distributors, literary journals, residency programs, educational programs, and literary centers. Over the years the focus of the program has expanded considerably and for a full understanding of the funding interests of the program at this time, we have listed current grants in the Literary program below:

Academy of American Poets
Archipelago Books
BOA Editions
Cave Canem
Copper Canyon Press
Folger Shakespeare Library
Graywolf Press
Institute of American Indian Arts
Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice
Marfa Public Library
Marfa Public Radio
National Poetry Series
New Mexico School for the Arts
PEN American Center
Poetry Daily
Poets House
SAR School for Advanced Research
Tavern Books
University of Arizona
Words Without Borders