The East Bay Relief Fund for Individuals in the Arts is a pooled fund led by Kenneth Rainin Foundation with support from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. The Fund makes available $337,500 to help the region’s artists, teaching artists, culture bearers, and nonprofit arts workers who comprise the various and diverse cultural communities of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) is administering this Fund.
Donor Name: Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)
Counties: Alameda County (CA), Contra Costa County (CA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/08/2021
Size of the Grant: $2,000
The Fund is for artists, teaching artists, culture bearers, and nonprofit arts workers who need financial help as a result of this federally recognized qualified disaster. Grants will be distributed to reflect the diversity of the East Bay—Alameda and Contra Costa Counties—including those who are of historically underserved communities and whose marginalized status have made the economic impacts of COVID-19 more difficult financially on them.
The Fund will prioritize the financial needs of individuals who are of cultural communities that are historically underserved and are particularly financially vulnerable—Black, Indigenous, Latinx, foreign-born immigrants, trans, and people with disabilities—and distribute the funds throughout the two-county East Bay region.
CCI will operate the Fund with the following ethos:
Applicants can apply for up to $2,000.
- Must be a current, full-time resident of Alameda or Contra Costa Counties;
- Must be an artist, teaching artist, culture bearer, and/or nonprofit arts worker; and
- Cannot have a conflict of interest (family or financial relationships) with the boards, staff, and directors of CCI and funders of the Relief Fund.
For more information, visit East Bay Relief Fund.