We fund organizations with strong and effective leadership that prepare children and youth from economically vulnerable households for fulfilled and productive lives.
The foundation believes that arts are integral to the development of a well-rounded person, and this is achieved by:
- • Inspiring young people to develop an interest in the arts
- • Providing hands-on experience in the arts
- • Connecting children to their communities and promoting understanding of diverse cultures
Programs must be connected to a school or school district, either by providing classes during the school-day or after-school. Programs must also offer participants a minimum of 15 hours of immersive art experience in any one summer or semester.
Strong applicants will provide continuous and sequential arts instruction. Programs should align with the California State Board of Education Standards for Visual and Performing Arts.(https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/vapacontentstds.asp).
Given these uncertain times, the foundation is particularly interested in learning about how organizations are adjusting and/or planning to adjust programs if the Shelter in Place continues.
Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, February 22, 2021 and will be due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. For more information please see Submission and Reporting Deadlines.
Please review the foundation’s general guidelines before applying.