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The East of the River Program

Grants to Enhance the Community through
Arts and Humanities Programming

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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Deadline Date:

09/01/11 11:59 PM


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Grants for up to $25,000 for non-profit organizations that enhance the community through providing arts and humanities activities in Washington DC. The purpose of this funding is to support the creation of high quality arts and humanities programs for communities living east of the Anacostia River. Activities may be programs or projects that include, but are not limited to, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts. Funding may be used to support salaries and operational costs directly related to the described East of the River activities.

The Foundation has three goals it seeks to accomplish through this funding:
-Provide access to high-quality arts and humanities experiences for residents who live east of the Anacostia River;
-Increase quality of life by supporting a vibrant community identity through the arts and humanities; and
-Stimulate the creative economy located east of the Anacostia River through investments in local artists and arts organizations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125799

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Term of Contract:

October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-East of the River Program Applicants must meet at least one of the following:
o Have a principal place of business or satellite location located in Wards 7 or 8 of Washington DC
o Have established programs or project partnership with a business or non-profit located in Wards 7 or 8

-A demonstrated commitment to provide arts and humanities to the residents of Washington, DC. At least fifty-one percent (51%) of all scheduled arts activities occur within the District of Columbia
-Applicants must be in good standing with DCCAH.

Pre-proposal Conference:

DCCAH staff members are available to help develop grant applications through group and individual technical assistance. Between July 11th and August 19th, DCCAH will conduct free workshops for participants to learn useful information about the agency’s funding opportunities and how to submit a successful grant application. More information about the dates and times of these workshops can be found at the following link:
In addition, DCCAH staff members are available for individual assistance by appointment only. Contact information for the DCCAH staff members is available at the following link:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted online through the website by using a program called Zoom Grants. DCCAH will not accept mailed, emailed or hand-delivered copies of grant application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Ebony Blanks
Associate Grant Manager

Grant Coverage Areas:

East of the Anacostia River

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC