SFAC's Cultural Equity Grants: Cultural Equity Initiatives - Level 1

ACTA - Posted on 17 May 2011

San Francisco Arts Commission

Event Date(s)


Level One Letter of Intent (required): August 2, 2011Level One Deadline: August 25, 2011

Grants to support the development, sustainability and growth of San Francisco arts organizations that are deeply rooted in, and able to express the experiences of a historically underserved community, such as African American, Asian American, Latino/a, Native American, Pacific Islander, Disabled, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered and Women. 

Level One: Grants of up to $25,000, to support organizational development initiatives for a period of one year.

CEI-L1 Funding Restriction clarification (found on p.13 of the Arts Organization Guidelines): An organization can receive only two consecutive years of CEI-L1 support, after which they must sit out for one cycle of CEI-L1.

CEI-L1 Applicants will be required to submit a Letter of Intent.  This is a new but mandatory step in the CEI-L1 application process.

Your CEI-L1 Letter of Intent should be no more than one page and include the followinginformation:

1. Summary of project2. Total amount of your project budget and your request amount (small budgetorganizations that have an average cash income of less than $150,000 overthe past three years may apply for no more than 50% of their actual cashincome of their last closed fiscal year.)3. Project period4. Average cash income over the past three years5. Cash income of the last fiscal year

Grant PeriodLevel One: April 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013

CEI-L1 Application Workshops: 25 Van Ness, San FranciscoJune 27, 2011 from 12:00-2:00pm, Suite 70July 27, 2011 from 2:00-4:00pm, Suite 70August 17, 2011 from 1:00-3:00p, Suite 140

Please email your workshop rsvp to corinne.matesich@sfgov.org.

For CEI-L1 guideline and application questions, please contact Sylvia Sherman, artsandcommunity@gmail.com.

For more information, visit the San Francisco Arts Commission's website at http://www.sfartscommission.org.