Small Arts Grants :: Overview

The majority of the Foundation’s arts grantmaking takes place through this program. Organizations residing and offering programming in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, with annual budgets between $100,000 and $750,000, are eligible. Grants between $1,000 and $10,000 are made to support a range of artistic efforts within the following disciplines: dance, film and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, theater, and visual arts. Grants are typically for: artists’ fees for creative time, production costs  performances, exhibition/installation costs for visual, media, or interdisciplinary arts, post production costs for films, and projects which aid an arts organization’s overall artistic development. The Foundation is open to funding what others may not, or coming in at the early stages of a program or project when funding is harder to secure. Organizations may not apply more than once a year. Deadlines for grant proposals are January 15 for spring decisions, and July 15 for fall decisions. Detailed application guidelines and forms can be found on this website.