The Fleishhacker Foundation is accepting applications from larger mid-sized Bay Area arts and culture organizations to its Special Projects program.
Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of special artistic projects or initiatives, artistic collaborations, or commissions involving local artists, as well as for upgrades to facilities that benefit artists and audiences (if not part of a large capital campaign).
Grants are awarded based on their potential to help the applicant organization, arts discipline, and/or local community. Organizations with annual budgets between $750,000 and $2.5 million will be considered if their project is timely and, due to its scope, requires special grant funding. Film projects with budgets between $750,000 and $2.5 million also will be considered in this category, if applying with an eligible fiscal sponsor. Only Bay Area residents are considered. Capital campaigns, endowment campaigns, and fundraising events are not eligible for grants.
Eligible applicants must be an arts and cultural organization incorporated as a nonprofit organization; be located and offer programming in the greater San Francisco Bay Area; be able to demonstrate a consistent artistic presence in the Bay Area for at least three years; have an annual budget size between $750,000 and $2.5 million; and/or be a film project with a budget between $750,000 and $2.5 million (and have the fiscal sponsorship of a nonprofit organization).
For complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application procedures, see the Fleishhacker Foundation.