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Grants to California Nonprofits for Youth Arts Programs

Dennis Mangers Fund for Young Performing Artists


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Funding Source
Sacramento Region Community Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: California: Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and El Dorado counties.

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/10/23 5:00 PM PST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to California nonprofit organizations for arts training programs for underserved youth in eligible regions. Funding is intended for performing arts education, training, apprenticeship, and internship programs for youth between the ages of 8 and 17. Eligible applicants are located in and serve residents from one of the following counties: Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and El Dorado.

Purpose: To support established in-house youth training programs for arts, cultural, and/or nonprofit organizations whose mission is to advance the performing arts.

Applications should address the following goals:

  • Develop long-term, in-depth partnerships between schools, local arts organizations and local teaching artists to help identify young performing artists that are in need of financial assistance for continued instruction.
  • Develop the artistic abilities and creativity of students through sequential, hands-on performing arts learning.
  • Continue to provide future opportunities for low-income students to benefit from quality performing arts training.

Programs can include any of the following elements of performing arts education and training, and are not limited to:

  • Basic fundamental, intermediate, or advanced performing arts skills and content training for instrument, voice, theater, dance, or spoken word.
  • Experiential, practical, and peer learning opportunities
  • Workshops, forums, or field trips to performing arts events
  • Access to professional artists as trainers, teachers, or mentors
  • Opportunities for continued learning opportunities through apprenticeships, internships, or auditions in the performing arts
  • Typical “front of house” and “back of house” training and education about other elements in the performing arts, such as business planning, marketing, production, set design, costume design, etc.

Grant dollars may be used for the following:

  • Underwrite the full or partial cost of tuition for low-income students.
  • Fees to professional experts/staff to execute the program and provide high quality training.
  • Direct costs associated with youth training program such as instruments, sheet music, transportation, etc.
  • Stipend for or fees to participate in any apprenticeship or internship, if applicable.
  • Indirect costs may only constitute up to 10% of funds requested.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Organizational Eligibility Requirements:
- Must be located and serve the four-county region of Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and El Dorado counties.
- Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in good standing with the IRS.
- Must be nonprofit that includes the performing arts as a major component of its programming.
- Have a current profile on the region’s nonprofit database, GivingEdge. Applicants may still apply for funding without a profile, but will be required to have an approved profile by the end of your grant term. GivingEdge will be accepting applications for new profiles beginning in mid-June.

Pre-Application Information
- Request for Proposals Launch: October 13, 2023
- Proposals Due: November 10, 2023 (5:00 P.M. PST)
- Grantees Notified & Awards Announced: Week of December 11, 2023

Estimated Size of Grant
Requests for support may be made for up to $5,000.

Contact Information
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For questions regarding the application process, using the online system or timeline, please contact

Sacramento Region Community Foundation
955 University Avenue, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95825

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