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City of Santa Barbara Cultural Arts Grants: Organizational Development (OD) Grant

Grants to California Arts Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for
Capacity Building and Organizational Improvement Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture

Conf. Date:

09/21/21

Deadline Date:

10/08/21 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $18,000 to California nonprofit arts organizations in eligible locations for projects to build organizational capacity and cover operational expenses. First-time applicants must attend a workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to benefit organizations serving the City of Santa Barbara.

The City of Santa Barbara’s Organizational Development Re-Granting Program (OD) grants public funding to local arts organizations for arts programs. The applicants to this program are representative of a diverse cross-section of arts organizations, including multicultural and neighborhood arts programs. Organizational Development grants will support operational, marketing and promotional expenses, or emergency contingency planning for organizations. Organizations must indicate the impact these funds will have upon their audience development and earned income. Organizational Development Re-Granting Program grants will support programs that address increases in audience through direct programmatic partnerships and new marketing strategies or in the development of emergency contingency planning to keep their audiences safe and informed. 

The objective of the Organizational Development Re-Granting Program funds grant requests that will improve organizational capacity and performance, enhance audience reach and increase earned income, or plan for emergencies. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154677

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$142,975

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award allowed for a single grant is $18,000.

Term of Contract:

Funded Activity Period: January 1- December 31

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for City arts and culture grant funding, the applicant must:
- Apply as a nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status [501(c)(3)]* [or] a nonprofit [501(c)(3)] fiscal sponsor representing an individual artist/s.
- If an applicant does not have 501(c)(3) status, they may apply under the auspices of a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The fiscal sponsor acts as the fiscal agent for the group or individual applying and assumes all responsibilities required by the contract. Any payment for services rendered is issued to the fiscal sponsor.
- Serve the City of Santa Barbara with the grant program and funding.
- The applying organization, upon award funding and based on grant project, may be required to show proof of general liability insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, and/or auto insurance as part of the grant agreement process.

Funding Requests are ineligible for the following:
- Organizations and/or projects currently receiving funds through a line item in the City Budget.
- Capital improvements and construction of buildings or facilities over $1500.
- Organizations primarily involved in political action, legislation, lobbying; projects with religious purposes.
- Programs in facilities that are not ADA compliant.
- Trusts, endowment funds, regranting, investments, or prize money.
- Profit-making organizations, ventures, or replacement of deficit funds.
- Fundraising or arts services for events in which fundraising is the primary purpose.
- Programs or services intended for private use, or for use by restricted membership.
- Hospitality or food costs
- Purchase of tickets and/or scholarships for an event/program produced by the applicant.
- Expenses incurred before the start or after the ending date of the grant.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant Workshops:
September 8, 2021 12-1pm
- Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-dtQe1yvQay7aOhDiLCgjg

September 21, 2021 4-5pm
- Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ayHlGaWKSMW5maT6Wph2PA

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for all 2021-2022 Grant Program Applications: October 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Workshops are mandatory for first-time applicants on the Community Grant platform. Workshops are highly recommended for returning applicants.

Please ensure that the proposed grant program is following the most current COVID-19 public health guidelines to ensure the safety of your program for staff, volunteers and participants. Staff will work with grantees to try to accommodate any necessary program changes in the future. Given evolving health requirements, please consider an adaptive program model that can reflect and accommodate current public health guidelines, located at: https://publichealthsbc.org/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:
https://sbac.force.com/communitygrants/

Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture
3rd Floor Rotunda, Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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