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Grants to Reno, Nevada Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Educational Institutions for Arts and Cultural Projects

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City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission (RACC)

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Deadline Date:

01/12/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Reno, Nevada nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, public agencies, and qualified educational institutions to support innovative projects. Applicants must attend the December 5 or December 14 workshop prior to applying.

Projects, community festivals, special performances, exhibitions, and other events may benefit all area residents, but must be of definable benefit to Reno residents. A performance, exhibit or other activity must take place within the City of Reno’s city limits. If a project involves activities in a variety of areas, the portion taking place in Reno, or of primary benefit to Reno residents, will be the portion eligible for consideration.

Project Grant Awards will be made in two areas:

Category I:
Organizational budget size of $150,000 or more for Arts and Culture Programs.

Category II:
Organizational budget of less than $150,000 for Arts and Culture Programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182554

Estimated Size of Grant:

Category I: Maximum award of $10,000 or 50% of project costs, whichever is less.

Category II: Maximum award of $5,000 or 50% of project costs, whichever is less.

Term of Contract:

Project Grants must take place from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations or public institutions under chapter 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or qualified educational institutions may apply.

Grants will not be awarded to individuals.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory Grant Workshops: Mandatory in-person Grant Workshops will be held at McKinley Arts & Culture Center Boardroom on Tuesday, December 5 at 9:00 AM; and Thursday, December 14 at 3:00 PM.

Grants cannot be submitted or reviewed without attending the workshop.

Pre-Application Information:

These grants require a 1:1 cash match. No in-kind contributions are allowed as your match.

Applicants may request an appointment with staff to review the application prior to submission during the week of January 8-11, 2018.

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 12, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

If you have any questions about your eligibility, completing the application or need other assistance, please contact:

Alexis Hill
(775) 326-6697

Megan Berner
(775) 326-6333

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada: City of Reno