Neighborhood Voices for Organization Programs FY22-23

A grant opportunity for re-occurring Arts & Culture Programs that will take place between January 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023.

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Date Posted: November 21st, 2022 @ 9:51 AM
Last Updated: November 30th, 2022 @ 4:59 PM

Application Deadline: Thursday January 12, 2023, 5:00PM PST


To answer our community’s questions about this grant opportunity, we will be holding two informational webinars via Zoom.

  • Thursday December 8, 2022, 4:00PM- 5:00PM PST
  • Tuesday December 13, 2022, 12:00PM - 1:00PM PST

To receive zoom information, please RSVP for the Webinar here:


Neighborhood Voices for Organization Programs is a fund that amplifies the cultural expressions, stories, histories, and heritage found within Oakland's neighborhoods-particularly neighborhoods and their community members who historically have not received equitable investments of resources or recognition.

This grant opportunity encourages applications from Oakland-based cultural community builders that are focused on enhancing neighborhood vibrancy and community cohesion. Applications must be for re-occurring arts and culture programs that have been in place for 2 years at the applying organization.

Programs may include, but are not limited to: Cultural heritage practices, performance programs in dance, music or theater, visual art and public arts programs, classes, workshops, exhibitions, and literary activities that are rooted in a sense of place.

For a complete list of all eligibility requirements for this grant program, please thoroughly review the Grant Guidelines linked above.

Please Note: Individuals, One-time events, Festivals, Sporting events, Conferences, Symposiums and Summits are not eligible for this grant opportunity. In addition, FY22-23 Festival and Org Assistance Grantees are also ineligible.


Application Portal Opens: Thursday December 1, 2022, 10:00AM PST

Application Informational Sessions via Zoom: December 8, 2022 & December 13, 2022

Applications Due: Thursday January 12, 2023, 5PM PST

Public Panel Deliberations: Thursday March 9, 2023

Funding Advisory Committee Review: Wednesday March 15, 2023 (tentative)

Life Enrichment Committee Review: April 24, 2023 (tentative)

City Council Approval & Review: May 2, 2023 (tentative)

Grant Agreements Sent to Grantee for Completion: May 9, 2023 (tentative)

Grant Checks Processed: July 2023 (TBD: 6+ weeks after completed grant agreement is received)