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Creative Connections Fund Invites Project Grant Applications for Small and Midsize California Arts Organizations

A program of the James Irvine Foundation, the Creative Connections Fund provides grants to support the expansion of diverse, relevant arts and cultural offerings in local communities across California.

The fund invites applications from small and midsize nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organizations of all artistic disciplines and aesthetics. In an attempt to reach areas of the state that are underserved by arts philanthropy, the program gives geographic preference to arts organizations outside San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.

Applicant organizations must be based in California and their proposed projects must take place in California. Applicants must have a track record of generating $100,000 or more in revenue each year.

The fund provides project grants of up to $50,000 over a maximum of two years. Project grant request must be for no more than 10 percent of an organization’s annual budget per year.

For complete program guidelines, eligibility restrictions, and a list of the most recent Creative Connections Fund grantees, visit the Irvine Foundation Web site.

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