Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Grants to California Organizations and Educational Institutions for Arts Programs to Benefit K-12 Students

Field-of-Interest Grants - Arts and Culture Fund - Arts in the Schools Endowment Fund


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
Array ( )

Geographic Focus
USA: California: Mendocino County

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/18/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to California organizations and educational institutions in eligible regions for educational arts programs to benefit K-12 students. Funding is intended for programs that feature local professional artists. Eligible programs are those that take place in Mendocino County.

The goal of the Fund is to provide a consistent, stable funding source for arts in schools programs in Mendocino County and support the work of trained, professional artists in classrooms throughout the county.

Proposals may include:

  • Selecting and placing artists in classrooms.
  • Providing artists with training and other resources that facilitate high-quality arts education in K-12 classrooms.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Community Foundation invites proposals from organizations, including educational institutions, to offer K-12 school-based arts programs.

Applicants may not use grants for:
- Political contributions or to support political campaigns or lobbying.
- Influencing the outcome of or participation in any public election or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive.
- Purposes other than those which are religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational within the meaning of Section 170 (c)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Purposes other than those stated in the grant award.

Pre-Proposal Conference
This year the Community Foundation will also hold our Lunch and Learn Nonprofit Training Series. The first one will cover, “The How, When, and Why of Grant Seeking and Proposal Writing” on September 7, 2023 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center and September 8, 2023 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM at the Mendocino Coast Clinics.

Pre-Application Information
Program deadline: September 18, 2023 by 5:00 PM

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at least five days in advance of the deadline to resolve any technical difficulties or unforeseen internet connectivity issues.

If an applicant would like to receive feedback on their draft application, they must request an appointment and have the draft application available by September 8th.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Grant range $1,000-$5,000

Contact Information
Apply online:

For questions about the guidelines or to receive feedback on individual proposals applicants may call Meredith DeLucia at (707) 468-9882 ext. 103 or email

For technical assistance questions, contact Hayley Moore at (707) 468-9882 ext. 110 or email

Grant News
Live Chat Chat Now