As we enter month seven of the coronavirus pandemic and with the added crises of wildfires statewide, we want to provide an update of our funding processes and priorities in the coming weeks and months. It is our intention to launch a new application process for both our arts and education funding by early November pending completion of testing of our new platform. News of the launch will be posted here - please check back for updates.
In the arts, we will be primarily offering one-year, unrestricted general operating support grants with a simplified application process for requests under $25,000.
For education, and for larger grant requests in the arts, we will be inviting letters of inquiry to save organizations’ time if their proposals do not align closely with our current funding priorities.
We intend to provide a quick turnaround from application to decision to grant payment.
We understand there is much uncertainty, and will not expect you to have all the answers.
We are continually impressed by the resiliency of the non-profits we support. We recognize your deep dedication to the communities you serve, and we see you adapting to uncertainty with creativity, flexibility and generosity. Thank you for all you are doing.
Current grantees: Please be in touch with your questions & concerns, as we can offer flexibility as needed. Read our latest updates here.
Resources: Tools for nonprofits related to fundraising, online events, remote work, and more are here. We recommend NAO's Planning During Change Toolkit, including scenario planning tools and a helpful cashflow projection template.