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 Santa Clarita Community and Arts Grants WebsiteThe City of Santa Clarita will release the Community Services and Arts grants applications for 2017 on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.  These grants offer local non-profit organizations the opportunity to support innovative and crucial programs and projects that serve residents.  Past funding has been awarded to support equipment upgrades, after school enrichment programs, facility renovation projects, community art projects and performances at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. 

Community Service and Arts Grants

Application due: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Location: City of Santa Clarita, City Clerk's Office
                   23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 120
                   Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Contact: Elena Galvez, (661) 255-4965

**No late applications will be accepted


Community Services and Arts Grant Application

The application package below includes all the information needed to apply for the grant programs, including information about available grant funding, categories for applications, timelines, insurance and budget requirements, and general criteria evaluated as part of the grant review process.

2017 Community Services & Arts Grants Fact Sheet

 2017 Grants Application – Fillable Form

 2017 Community Services & Arts Grant Submittal Packet, which includes:
a.  Timeline
b.  Grant Application
c.  Project Proposal Narrative
d.  Submittal & Documentation Form
e.  Sample Project Line Item Budget
f.  DataArts (California Cultural Data Project) Information
g.  Sample Insurance Requirements

Community Services and Arts Grants Forms

The following forms will be requested if grant is awarded. Please do not submit with your application.


Certificate of Liability Insurance Samples

Affirmation of Exemption from Labor Code Form

Waiver and Release of Auto Liability Form



Tuesday, September 27, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Information meeting for all interested nonprofit agencies
Grant Application Packet will be released at this meeting
Location: City Hall, Council Chambers
23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Monday, October 10,  2016 Grant Workshop, City Hall - Century Room
Free workshop, not mandatory, no RSVP required 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Community Services and Arts Grant Application Due
November 2016 Staff distributes grant application to Grants Committee members 
December 2016 Grant Committee member submit rating sheets 
January 2017 E-mail to Grant applicants informing of Grant Committee recommendations (pending City Council approval)
January 2017 City Council meeting - Approval of Grant Committee recommendations 


Additional Resources:

LA County Arts Commission will be hosting a FREE Community Impact Arts Grant workshop on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm, located at The Centre (20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350).
The workshop will go over guidelines, eligibility requirement (for Organization Grant Program), and tips on submitting strong proposals.   


2016 Art Grants Recipients

Agency Program Amount Funded
Canyon Theatre Guild Broadway Musical (Santa Clarita Presents) $7,500
ESCAPE Theatre Beauty and the Beast (Santa Clarita Presents) $7,500
Newhall Elementary in Collaboration with The ARTree Sharing Our History Through Art $3,615
Santa Clarita Artists Association, Inc. Community Art Gallery $7,500
Santa Clarita Ballet Company (SCBC) Ballet in Springtime (Santa Clarita Presents) $7,500
Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Inc. 2015-16 Concert Series (Santa Clarita Presents) $7,500
Santa Clarita Philharmonic 2016-17 Concert Season $7,500
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival Fall Elementary School Tour - Scrooge's Long Night $7,500
Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) Prelude to Winds and Enhancement of SCVYO $7,500
The ARTree Community Arts Center Nurturing Occasions for Creativity $2,735


2016 Community Services Grants Recipients

Agency Program Amount Funded
A Light of Hope A Night of Hope / APG Activities $5,000
American Diabetes Association Living Well with Diabetes $5,000
Back to the War Zone SCV Traveling Tribute $5,000
Blue Star Ranch, Serving Our Nation's Veterans Serving Our Nation's Veterans $5,000
Boys and Girls Club of SCV Robotics Program, a component of Project Learn $5,000
Bridge to Home - Santa Clarita Development Corp. Technology Capacity Building for Program Expansion $4,877
Carousel Ranch Equipment for New Therapeutic Driving Program $4,815
Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley Victims Advocacy Program (VAP) $5,000
Gibbon Conservation Center Build a Handicap - Accessible Walkway $5,000
Help the Children Needed Equipment for the Food Program $5,000
Pleasantview Industries, Inc. Shipping and Receiving Equipment $5,000
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. Val Verde, Newhall, and Canyon Country Health Centers $5,000
Santa Clarita Track Club - SOAR Program Students Off And Running (SOAR) - Newhall Expansion Initiative $4,713
Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry Nutrition/Calcium Supplement for Senior Outreach $5,000
Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society (SCVHS) Safety Inspection and Upgrade of Pardee House $5,000
SCV Mayor's Committee for Employment of Individuals with Disabilities SCV Mayor's Committee - Marketing and Outreach $5,000
Single Mothers Outreach, Inc. Intervention Services to Children of Disadvantaged Single Parents $5,000
SRD - Straightening Reins Foundation Round per Expansion (expansion of counseling area) $5,000



Contact: Elena Galvez
(661) 255-4911