FY23-25 Cultural Organization Assistance Grant Program

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FY23-25 Organization Assistance Grant Guidelines
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Posted: July 6th, 2023 2:19 PM

Last Updated: September 7th, 2023 12:34 PM

Please Review the Complete Grant Guidelines for this Grant Opportunity Linked Above.

For Festivals that will take place between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024

Application Portal Opens: Monday July 10, 2023 - 10AM PST

Application Deadline: Thursday August 31, 2023 - 5PM PST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Program Description:

The Cultural Organization Assistance program (OA) is a two-year grant opportunity that supports Oakland-based 501(c)3 non-profit arts and culture organizations. Priority funding goes to groups deeply rooted in Oakland communities with general operating support up to $35,000 for two years. Organizations must have received funding from the Cultural Funding Program for at least two of the last four years. Fiscally sponsored organizations are ineligible for this grant opportunity.

Cultural Organization Assistance grants are intended to support groups who:

  • Present forms of artistic expression which enhance the understanding of and respect for Oakland’s diverse cultural traditions and heritages;
  • Foster collaboration between Oakland community groups, artists and organizations;
  • Encourage the creative development and artistic education of Oaklanders;
  • Work to advance cultural and racial equity in Oakland; AND
  • Maintain a consistent presence and benefit for Oakland Communities

For all inquires related to this grant opportunity, please contact Raquel Iglesias at riglesias@oaklandca.gov or call (510) 238-2212