• Overview

    As of July 13, 2017, the California Community Foundation will no longer accept letters of intent for arts-focused grants. Grant support for the arts from CCF donors and our legacy funds will continue to invest in the power of the arts to inspire change, to motivate hearts and to transform dreams into reality.

    We live in challenging times and, despite all our best efforts, gaps between the haves and the have-nots widen while our safety net continues to unravel. Life is getting harder for many of the most vulnerable among us.

    Because we have a responsibility to invest in the communities that have been excluded and under-resourced, CCF is dedicating our limited discretionary grant resources on systems change in four intersecting areas: education, health, immigrant integration and housing.

    Although our funding support to the arts will decrease, CCF will continue to support L.A.-based artists through our signature Fellowship for Visual Artists and arts education for kindergarten through eighth grade students through the Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation (by invitation only). Arts organizations may also find our Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative and our non-grant related resource pages helpful.

    As this transition takes place, we will fulfill our commitments to all current art grantees and provide capacity building support.

    We thank you for your partnership and your work to positively transform lives and communities through the arts.

    Questions? Please email arts [@] calfund [.] org.

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