Organization Project Support Program The Organization Project Support category supports Oakland-based nonprofit organizations producing art activities in Oakland that culminate in a local public outcome for the benefit of the community. Such activities may include but are not limited to, performances of dance, theater, music, exhibitions, classes, and workshops.
Individual Artist Project Support Program The Individual Artist Project Support category supports Oakland resident individual artists producing art activities in Oakland that culminate in a local public outcome for the benefit of the community. Such activities may include but are not limited to performances of dance, theater, and music, exhibitions, classes, and workshops.
Organizational Assistance Program (This grant category is on a two-year cycle)
The Organizational Assistance Program (OAP) supports Oakland-based 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organizations producing ongoing art and cultural activities that may include, but are not limited to, performances in dance, music or theater, classes and workshops, and exhibits, for the benefit of the community. The OAP is designed to promote the health and stabilization of Oakland’s nonprofit arts and culture providers. There are two levels to the Organizational Assistance Program: Level I– Strategic Development Support, and Level II – General Operating Support.
Northern California Grantmakers Arts Loan Fund
The Arts Loan Fund (ALF), managed by Northern California Grantmakers, has loaned over $19 million in the past thirty years as a way to boost the sustainability and growth of non-profit art and cultural organizations.
ALF Loan Helps with:
- Bridge payment of funds from school districts, government or foundations grants.
- Upfront capital for a fundraising event.
- Upfront costs to producing a performance, including paying artists and paying facility costs.
- Aid in renovating a facility.
- Debt consolidation.
For more information about ALF and how to apply, please visit https://www.artsloanfund.org/