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Grants to California Non-Profits to Improve Access to
Art for Low Income and Diverse Populations

Exploring Engagement Fund and Exploring Engagement Fund for Priority Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The James Irvine Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/31/14 5 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $125,000 will be awarded to non-profit art organizations in California to promote engagement in the arts for all Californians using non-traditional venues to present arts experiences. Funds are intended to build non-profit capacity to adapt, particularly those that want to use the practices of expanding engagement as a primary strategy, to inform, and drive ongoing organizational change.

Grant awards are intended as risk capital to engage low-income and/or ethnically diverse populations that have been traditionally underserved by arts non-profits, and utilize active participation in the arts (including participation afforded by new technology).

Not funded:
In-school, after-school, or out-of-school arts education programs for children and youth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130710

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to 10 percent of the annual operating budget for each year of the proposed project, up to a maximum of $125,000 per year (or $250,000 over two years).

Term of Contract:

1 year or 2 years.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-The Exploring Engagement Fund, which supports eligible California-based nonprofit arts organizations that have an annual operating budget between $100,000 and $5 million.

-The Exploring Engagement Fund for Priority Regions, which supports nonprofit arts organizations based in the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire and whose annual operating budgets are between $100,000 and $5 million.

-If your arts organization’s operating budget is under $100,000 and is located in the San Joaquin Valley or the Inland Empire, you can partner with a non-arts organization in providing programming that uses the “Who, How, Where” pathways and apply to the Exploring Engagement Fund for Priority Regions.

-Organizations without a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS must establish a relationship with one of the following approved fiscal sponsors: Community Partners, Community Initiatives, and Tides Center.

- Individual artists seeking Irvine funding should review the list of regranting partners, some of which regrant Irvine dollars to artists.

-If you have an active grant from the Irvine Foundation, you should not apply for a new grant until current Irvine funding has ended and your grant is no longer active. To be eligible for a new grant in 2013, the end date of your existing grant must be on or before March 31, 2013, and your final narrative and financial report must be received and approved by the Foundation by May 1, 2013.

Pre-Application Information:

-Applicants can request up to 10 percent of their annual operating budget for each year of the proposed project, up to a maximum of $125,000 per year (or $250,000 over two years).

-Priority will be given to proposals from organizations working outside the Bay Area due to Irvine's focused attention on regions of the state that are under-resourced by philanthropy.

-The LOI is due by 5 PM

-Full Proposals Invited: January 17, 2013

-Funding Decisions: June 2013

-Funded projects can begin no earlier than the first day of the month after funding decisions are announced.

-Organizations that have current support from an Irvine-funded regranting program may not apply for an Exploring Engagement Fund grant for the same project.

Contact Information:

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

San Francisco (main office)
The James Irvine Foundation
575 Market St., Suite 3400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: 415.777.2244
Fax: 415.777.0869
grantsadmin@irvine.org

Los Angeles
The James Irvine Foundation
865 S. Figueroa St., Suite 1320
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Telephone: 213.236.0552
Fax: 213.236.0537

If you have questions, please contact them at:
1.800.374.6851
or
artsfund@irvine.org

Grant Coverage Areas:

The Exploring Engagement Fund for Priority Regions in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California

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