Special Project Grants Program in the United States
The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is offering Special Project Grants (SPX) Program to address emerging needs within the arts ecosystem of San Francisco.
Projects cover a wide range of arts activities related to neighborhood and / or community-based engagement and arts access.
Neigh Art Walk
Mural Creation and Preservation
Trans Dance Festival
Support for API Youth Arts Initiative
Support for AAPI Artists Fund
Support for AAPI Arts and Cultural Programming
Administration Support – Hayes Valley
Administration Support – Western Addition
Fillmore Jazz Programs
Veterans Alley Murals
Classical Programming for Youth
Youth Theater Education
Community Theater in Castro
Health and Wellness Theater in Schools
South Asian Film Festival
Tenant Improvements for a Dance Organization
Capacity Building for a Dia de los Muertos-Producing Cultural Organization
LGBT Historical Event Festival
API Arts Programming
Support for Asian American Artists
Support for Asian and Pacific Islander Arts and Culture Programming
Arts Service Organizations (I) and (II)
Administration Support for an American Indian Arts Organization
Native American Event Honoring Native American History
Native American Cultural Events and Activities
Special Project Grants vary project to project and the award amounts in this cycle range from $ 17,000 to $ 700,000 based on current budget availability.
A grant funded pursuant to these guidelines will have a grant term of up to two years.
The applicant organization or fiscal sponsor must be tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
The applicant organization or fiscal sponsor must be San Francisco-based, and must demonstrate two years of programmatic activity (since September 2019) except for District 3 Support for AAPI Arts and Cultural Programming.
The applicant organization’s mission statement must be clearly focused on the development, production, and / or presentation of arts activities in San Francisco or clearly aligned with the intent and purpose of the applicable grant category.
The applicant organization cannot be part of another City agency or department.
Applicants must not be in default on any grants or loans from:
other City departments (including, without limitation, the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and Grants for the Arts);
Northern California Grantmakers Arts Loan Fund;
Community Vision Capital and Consulting;
Community Arts Stabilization Trust; and / or
the Center for Cultural Innovation. This default clause was expanded due to the fact that SFAC has fiduciary relationships with these particular organizations, through either shared City resources or other pooled philanthropic funds.
The proposed project must take place in San Francisco between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023, or as indicated in the specific grant category.
The organization must be willing and able to meet the requirements associated with receiving funds from the City and County of San Francisco. In order to receive a grant payment from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the organization must become a registered, compliant supplier and meet the City of San Francisco’s insurance and business tax requirements.
For more information, visit https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/special-project-grants-spx-0#general