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:
- Application review
- Community input from review panelists, who are multidisciplinary arts practitioners actively working across the region
- Organizational financial health, steady leadership, and solid governance practices
- Site visits
- 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.