Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Project, Operational and Individual Opportunity Grants

Grants to Virginia Artists and Nonprofit Arts and Cultural
Organizations for Operating Support and Projects

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission

Deadline Date:

01/14/21 5:00 PM Receipt


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Virginia artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in eligible areas for specific projects and general operating support. Funding is intended for visual and performing arts organizations, projects, and activities that directly and significantly benefit local residents. Grant applications must demonstrate direct benefit to the citizens of Chesapeake.

Operational Grant: The program is designed to encourage organizations whose primary purpose is artistic and whose programs make a significant contribution to Chesapeake and its citizens.

Project Grant: The program is designed to provide funding support to eligible artistic organizations to present their work, to develop new innovative programs or expand present ones, and to increase opportunities for visual and performing arts for all Chesapeake citizens. Every Arts Project Grant Application must have a direct relationship to an artistic public-oriented activity such as a competition, performance, or exhibition.

Eligible Activities:

  • Performers
  • Workshops, seminars, classes, conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Space and equipment for arts activities
  • Film/Video production or presentation
  • Commission or purchase of new works of art
  • Outreach programs for special audience
  • Readings
  • Other activities to be determined by the Commission

Individual Opportunity Grant: The program is designed to encourage exceptionally talented artists to undertake projects which will both further their individual development and benefit Chesapeake and its citizens. The award will be for a project by an individual artist who has established credentials in any of the visual and performing arts disciplines. The project supported must both reflect artistic merit and serve the citizens of Chesapeake in some significant way.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145765

Estimated Size of Grant:

Operational Grant: To be determined by funds available. Commission support will not exceed 50 percent of eligible income as detailed in an organization’s Grant Application.

Project Grant: Commission support will not exceed 50 percent of total cost of the project.

Term of Contract:

For the following fiscal year, July 1, through June 30.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations requesting support must be nonprofit in nature, and hold a tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Applicant organizations must have a Board of Directors and a support group drawn from the community.

Individual artist applicants must reside in Chesapeake and are requested to submit a resume including their educational background and artistic achievements.

Eligible organizations can apply for more than one grant category

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for all completed applications is Thursday, January 14, 2021 and must be received by the office no later than 5 p.m.

All applicants will have the opportunity to defend their grant request at a Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission meeting to be scheduled by the Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism staff.

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:

Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission
Attn: Joe Ruthenberg
1224 Progressive Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Applicants are encouraged to contact Commissioners for help with possible questions: (757) 382-6411.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: City of Chesapeake

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Public Programs that Promote the Humanities in Local Commu...

Deadline 07/15/21 LOI Date: 05/15/21

Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the humanities in local communities. Certain applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. All applicants are advised to contac

GrantWatch ID#: 125447

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Community-Based Social Change Initiatives

Deadline 04/30/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia nonprofit organizations for community-based social change initiatives in eligible areas. Funding is intended to support organizational operations. Eligible applicants are those serving communitie

GrantWatch ID#: 126411

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies and IHEs for Projects to Reduce Serious Neighborhood Crime

Deadline 04/26/21

Grants to USA nonprofits, agencies, Tribes, and IHEs for community-oriented programs to reduce serious neighborhood crime. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended for cooperative projects with law en

GrantWatch ID#: 132213

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Psychologist for Child Psychology Rese...

Deadline 06/15/21

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Improvement Initiatives

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.

GrantWatch ID#: 132986