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Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation Grant

Grants to Bay Area, California Organizations
for Fine Arts and Performing Arts Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/15/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $50,000 to California organizations that provide high-quality fine arts and performing arts projects and events in the Bay Area. Eligible projects will take place in the cities of San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and in Marin County. Funding is intended for music, visual arts, and dance programs, opera and theater performances, film and arts festivals, and intermediary programs providing support for individual artists.

The Foundation is most interested in supporting smaller, independent arts organizations that are presenting challenging and cutting-edge works. Grants are solely awarded in support of a specific project or program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149392

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation will award grants up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will not fund multi-year requests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Independent arts organizations are eligible to apply.

The Foundation will not fund organizations whose overall budget is greater than $5 million dollars.

Grants are solely awarded in support of a specific project or program. The Foundation will not consider applications for general support, operating expenses, capital expansion, endowment funds, seed grants, scholarships, awards, or research and planning.

Pre-Application Information:

The directors of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation meet twice per year – once in the spring and once in the fall – to make decisions on grant proposals.

The first communication should be with a letter of inquiry. LOIs are accepted twice a year during the following submission periods:
- December 5, 2018 – January 15, 2019 (funding decision issued summer 2019)
- June 5 – July 15, 2019 (funding decision issued winter 2019)

Prior to each meeting, the submitted LOIs are reviewed by the directors and a select number of organizations are invited to submit a full proposal.

Funds will be disbursed within 30 days of the meeting at which a grant is approved.

All proposals should submitted via the online application form NO LATER than 5:00 PM on the day of the deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online through the Grants Management Portal:

Hollyann Vickers, Grants Manager

Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation
720 York Street, #103
San Francisco, CA 94110

Office: (415) 986-1571
Fax: (415) 986-1547

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Bay Area