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Community Arts Grant Program

Grants to Arizona Nonprofit Arts and Cultural
Organizations to Benefit the Local Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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City of Scottsdale - Scottsdale Arts

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

05/27/20 11:59 PM Local Time


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Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Arizona nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in eligible locations for activities that serve the local community. Funding is intended for projects of varying sizes and general operating support to foster community engagement, professionalism, and long-term growth in Scottsdaleā€™s arts community. Funding will be provided to Scottsdale-based arts and cultural organizations as well as to Valley arts organizations.

Funding is available for:

  • Micro-Project grants
  • Project grants, and
  • General Operating Support grants

For additional information about scoring criteria based on impact, quality, capability, and budget/financial status:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169224

Number of Grants:

Scottsdale Arts awarded $100,000 in 2019 to 14 organizations.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Micro-Project grant - up to $1,000
Project grant - up to $10,000
Organizational support - up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Grant funds are to be expended for activities occurring between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility for Micro-Project grant and Project grant;
-Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts or cultural organization
-Awards will be considered for applications from Scottsdale-based and non-Scottsdale-based organizations that provide specific programs and activities for Scottsdale residents and visitors within Scottsdale.
-Applicants must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.

Eligibility for General Operating Support grant:
-Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts or cultural organization
-Applicants must have a primary place of business located physically within the boundaries of the City of Scottsdale
-Awards will be considered for organizations where 100% of the program is arts-related and clearly pursues strategic plan objectives that advance long-term institutional vitality and/or program quality.
-Applicants must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.

Scottsdale Arts will NOT consider requests for:
-Grants to individuals;
-Multi-year commitments;
-Building projects, construction, or renovation;
-Attendance at or travel to conferences, workshops, or seminars;
-Tickets, tables, or advertising for fundraising events;
-After-school programs run by school personnel.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Deadlines:
Application opens - April 6, 10 AM
Application deadline - May 27, 11:59 PM
Panelist orientation - June 1, 9:00-10:30 AM
Applications to panelists - June 2, 5:00 PM
Panelist comments due - June 24, 9:00 AM
Panel review - June 29, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Official notification of grant status (approved or declined) - Mid-July
Funding distribution - Late July

Contact Information:

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

General Operating Application:

Project Support Application:

Cassandra Buruato, Grants Administrator

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USA: Arizona: Scottsdale and Valley

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