Grantseekers

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Nonprofit organizations whose primary mission provides services other than arts programming, as demonstrated by more than 50% of the applicant organization budget devoted to non-arts related programming
  • Municipal departments whose primary mission is to provide services other than arts programming
  • Social and human services agencies and organizations
  • Religious organizations providing services to the broader community that are not religious in purpose
  • Departments, centers, or institutes of higher education whose primary mission is to provide services other than arts programming
  • Fiscal Sponsors may submit requests on behalf of multiple projects

Who is Not Eligibleto Apply?

  • Arts-specific nonprofit organizations as demonstrated by more than 50% of the applicant organization budget devoted to arts programming. (Nonprofit arts organizations should apply for OGP grant funds at LACountyAarts.org/ApplyToOGP)
  • Individual artists
  • Los Angeles County departments
  • Federal departments and agencies
  • Local arts agencies
  • Private membership organizations not open to the general public
  • Municipal arts agencies
  • K–12 schools—public, private, and continuation
  • Organizations currently participating in or receiving funding from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Organizational Grant Program (OGP) or the Arts Education Collective

Requirements


For Nonprofit Organizations

  1. 501(c)3 Tax exempt status, as defined by the IRS
  2. Organizational operating budget of $25,000 or more.
  3. Principal offices in Los Angeles County.
  4. A functioning board of directors that meets regularly with at least 51% of members residing in California.
  5. At least two (2) full and consecutive years of providing arts-based services or activities in Los Angeles County. During the two-year period the organization is required to have produced or hosted at least four arts-based workshops, classes, performances or presentations each fiscal year. Fundraising events and programs do not qualify. (Reference CIAG Guidelines, Page 3, for additional details.)
  6. A submitted Federal Form 990 for a tax year ending on or after December 31, 2016. A submitted Federal Form 990, 990-EZ or 990-N is required of all applicants. Religious organizations should submit a reviewed financial statement or annual profit/loss and balance sheet information.
  7. For all organizations with operating budgets of $2,000,000 and above, a financial audit is also required for the applicant organization’s most recently completed fiscal year for a tax year ending on or after June 30, 2016.

For Municipalities

  1. One of 88 municipalities in Los Angeles County.
  2. At least two (2) full and consecutive years of providing arts-based services or activities in Los Angeles County in departments whose primary mission is to provide other than arts programming. During the two-year period the organization is required to have produced or hosted at least four arts-based workshops, classes, performances or presentations each fiscal year. Fundraising events and programs do not qualify.
  3. Municipal departments should submit a copy of their adopted annual department budget.

For Fiscally Sponsored Groups

Fiscal Sponsors may apply on behalf of multiple sponsored projects that otherwise meet eligibility requirements, including a project budget of $25,000 or more, principal offices in LA County, two consecutive years of providing arts services or activities in LA County, and less than 50% of their overall budget focused on arts-based programming. The fiscal sponsor is the applicant of record.