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General Operating Support: Parades and Festivals

Grants to California Arts and Culture Nonprofits that
Produce Public Events in Eligible Locations

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Foundation / Corporation

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Grants for the Arts (GFTA)

Deadline Date:

04/23/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to California nonprofit arts and culture organizations that produce public events in eligible locations. Funding is intended to provide organizational support to organizations that attract tourism to the area by promoting the cultural identity of diverse populations through festivals and parades. Funds must benefit qualifying nonprofits in San Francisco.

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GrantWatch ID#: 145330

Term of Contract:

Events must take place July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to qualify for consideration of funding, an applicant in this category must:
- Possess valid 501(c)(3) public charity designation from the IRS, or have a valid fiscal sponsor that possess 501(c)(3) public charity designation from the IRS;
- Not be a governmental entity;
- Maintain a corporate address and have presented a season or series of public performances or display of art works in the City and County of San Francisco for at least three consecutive fiscal years at the time of application;
- Professionally produce a San Francisco parade or festival for at least three years;
- Have an arts component to the parade or festival:
-Produce a parade or festival that broadly celebrates and preserves the cultural identity and/ or traditional activity related to the City's diverse communities;
- Be in compliance with Grants for the Arts (GFTA), other City Departments and programs, and GFTA fiduciary partners and grantees;
- Demonstrate certain administrative and fiscal qualities, as evidenced by:
a. Receiving non-GFTA sources of funding
b. Maintaining insurance policies required by the City Risk Manager
c. Not having one single source of income comprise 50% or more of operating budget

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submission is Friday, April 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

While a grant one year does not guarantee a grant the next, there is no limit to how often an organization can apply or how many grants can be received in the life of the organization.


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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.

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For questions, please contact the office at or 415-554-6710.

Grants for the Arts
401 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 321
San Francisco, CA 94102

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