These grants will help arts organizations across Los Angeles County build their capacity and resilience. Through significant unrestricted grants, small and mid-sized organizations get the support they need to strengthen their infrastructure, expand their ability to serve communities, and create impactful experiences for current and future generations.

“Artists and arts organizations give so much to our community, but often operate at the edge of financial sustainability. It is the Perenchio Foundation’s hope that the new funding gives these visionaries more freedom to create what the LA arts community looks like tomorrow, the next day, and into the next generation.” – Stephania Ramirez, Executive Director

2022 Grantees

These organizations play a vital role in their community. They serve historically under-resourced communities, aspire to excellence, and drive toward organizational sustainability. We are honored to work alongside them in fostering the arts across Los Angeles County, and appreciate our community panelists for sharing their wisdom and insight with us throughout the selection process.


About Multi-Year Operating Support Grants

  • How are these grants structured?

    Multi-Year Operating Support Grants provide significant unrestricted operating support over three years. Recipients are small and mid-sized organizations whose mission is anchored on providing arts programming in Los Angeles County.

  • What can funds be used for?

    We intend these grants to be flexible and to support organizational leaders in their efforts to strengthen capacity–from helping to cover day-to-day expenses, to investing in organizational learning, to hiring more staff.

  • What types of organizations were eligible?

    Organizations eligible for funding were 501(c)(3) and/or fiscally sponsored organizations located in and serving Los Angeles County with annual operating budgets of $15 million or less.

  • How were recipients selected?

    The Foundation employs a multi-dimensional, equity-centered process for evaluating and selecting grantees. Factors taken into consideration include:

    1. Application review
    2. Community input from review panelists, who are multidisciplinary arts practitioners actively working across the region
    3. Organizational financial health, steady leadership, and solid governance practices 
    4. Site visits
    5. Alignment with Foundation values and mission
  • Will the Foundation be announcing additional grant opportunities?

    The next grant opportunity will be announced in January 2023. Grants will focus on supporting capital improvements for small and mid-sized organizations whose mission is to provide arts programming in Los Angeles County.


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