Arts and Culture Grantmaking
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Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) will be granting approximately $250,000 for the 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Cycle. Of that amount, $50,000 is designated to Pilot Projects for Engagement Pathways for organizations with operating budgets of $100,000 or less. The remaining $200,000 will be granted through FRF's traditional Arts and Culture grant cycle. Please review the separate Goals to Fund below. Organizations may apply for either FRF's Arts and Culture grants or the Engagement Pathways grants, but not both.
It is important that the Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs) we support are aware of and sensitive to the diversity of the Central Valley. Therefore, FRF will fund programs that meet one of the following Goals to Fund (All proposals must meet at least one):
Fresno Regional Foundation values collaboration with other organizations and agencies for greater results. To this end, FRF has embraced the Collective Impact framework for collaboration in the social sector (to learn more about Collective Impact click here).We believe working together in this way will contribute to sustainable community change.
Selection Criteria below incorporate elements of Collective Impact and will casue the applicant's proposal to receive a higher ranking:
The Fresno Regional Foundation will grant approximately $200,000 in FRF Arts and Culture funding priority. Specifically for Goals to Fund#1-3, grant amounts range from $10,000 to $55,000 for a one-year period, and, due to donor restrictions, will support organizations serving Fresno County.
Specifically for Goal to Fund #4: Of the $200,000 in FRF Arts and Culture funding priority, $50,000 is earmarked for Goal to Fund #4. Grant amounts are expected to fall in the range of $2,500 to $7,500 for a one-year period. Grants under Goal to Fund #4 are open to organizations serving Fresno, Madera, Kings, Tulare, Mariposa, and Merced counties with a maximum of $25,000 specifically supporting organizations outside of Fresno County.
Through a partnership with The James Irvine Foundation, FRF will be granting approximately $100,000 for Engagement Pathways Pilot Projects. Fresno Regional Foundation's grantmaking program will fund pilot projects and programs that integrate three distinct engagement pathways. The funded projects will culminate with several public presentations that create public pathways for easy access to new audiences that have been underserved by arts organizations.
The focus of these grants is to fund approaches that support how art experiences are developed for more audience relevance and creating art experiences that are meaningful to more people. An emphasis will be placed on supporting small micro-cultural groups and projects that bring arts to the community. These grants must be used to support prototype projects that attract and reach out to new audiences. Therefore, these grants will be designed to reach arts organizations, unincorporated groups, artist collectives and even individual artists who use a fiscal agent--all serving the Central San Joaquin Valley.
The grant amounts will range between $1,000 - $10,000. The funded projects will culminate with several public presentations that create public pathways for easy access to new audiences that have been underserved by arts organizations. The Fresno Regional Foundation will develop and host the public presentations.
The counties targeted include: Fresno, Merced, Madera, Mariposa, Tulare, and Kings.
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The OnLine Grantmaking Application (OLGA) System provided the foundation for FRF to move the grantmaking process from a paper-based system to an online system. FRF has grown beyond the capacity of the OLGA System. As such, we have migrated to the Fluxx Online Grantmaking System. Fluxx brings a new level of sophistication to grantmaking, impact reporting, and an unprecedented level of ease of use to applicants and grantees.