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Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits for Performing
Arts Programs in Santa Barbara County

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Santa Barbara Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/16/19 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Santa Barbara County, California nonprofit organizations to provide community art opportunities and programs. Funding is intended for artistic performance needs, and to increase access to dance, music, and artistic programs. The Foundation looks to invest in, nurture, and grow the arts sector by offering support for performances of high caliber.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 134953

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award for the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts is $15,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is up to one year from the award date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements
- The Towbes Fund for Performing Arts Grant is available to organizations serving all regions of Santa Barbara County.
- Organizations must be certified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or use a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) tax status. Applications that do not contain a valid EIN (tax ID) number will not be considered. Organizations using a fiscal sponsor must review the Eligibility Criteria & FAQs.

Towbes Fund for Performing Arts Grants are not for:
- Capital Items or Equipment
- One-time events, including recurring annual events
- Fundraising events
- General Operating
- Scholarships

For additional information and instructions:

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates
- September 16, 2019: Application Deadline
- October 31, 2019: Funds Awarded

Deadlines: All applications must be received by 11:59 PM on the deadline date noted for each grant program on the Grant Opportunities page.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Foundation staff referenced in the guidelines for that program with questions or to discuss the specifics of your project before completing an application.

Application and Submittal Procedures for Initiatives and Give Together Grant Programs:
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Contact Information:

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

Submit Applications to:

For questions and assistance:
Jessica Sanchez, Director of Donor Relations

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application or submission, please contact Deanna Vallejo at (805) 963-1873 or

Santa Barbara Foundation
1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3100

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Santa Barbara County