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Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits
for Children's and Youth Programming

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Events DC

Conf. Date:

02/16/21

Deadline Date:

03/01/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations to provide programming for local children and young people. Funding is intended to support new and ongoing arts and sports programs and activities. Grant funds may be used for organizational operations, programs, or projects.

The Events DC Community Grant Program will provide financial support to non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting youth sports or performing or cultural arts in the District of Columbia. Organizations receiving grants should enrich the lives of DC youth through structured programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193898

Estimated Size of Grant:

Single grant awards will range from $2,500 to $25,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period for each grant is one-year from the date of award. Consecutive-year grants may be awarded upon re-application.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grant program provides financial support to qualifying non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting children through sports, performing arts, or cultural arts in the District of Columbia.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered:
- Be a DC-based non-profit organization certified as tax exempt in accordance with criteria set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code and granted an exemption from District of Columbia income and franchise taxes, pursuant to DC Code § 47-1802.01;
- Utilize grant funding for programs or projects that support youth-focused sports, performing or cultural arts in the District of Columbia;
- Present a copy of an annual financial audit conducted by a certified public accountant for the organization’s most recent fiscal year; or if the organization has not conducted an annual financial audit, a copy of the organization’s IRS Form 990 for the most recent tax year; and
- A copy of an active business license issued by the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) – Corporations Division (indicating an “active” business license at the time of application and agreeing to maintain such status throughout the grant period).

For ineligible applicants, see https://mcusercontent.com/ef289742b6538dd233f2ae53a/files/e587672a-f950-4e15-be3d-6c6ed8325cfa/Events_DC_FY2021_Community_Grant_Guidlines_PDF_updated.pdf#page=2.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Upcoming Informational Sessions for FY21 Cycle 2:
- Tuesday, January 12 – 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
- Thursday, January 21 – 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
- Wednesday, January 27 – 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
- Thursday, February 4 – 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
- Wednesday, February 10 – 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, February 16 – 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Register for an upcoming informational session: https://bit.ly/3lDuyWk

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the second Fiscal Year 2021 semi-annual grant cycle will be due no later than March 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their award status by May 15, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications via email to communitygrants@eventsdc.com.

Events DC
801 Mount Vernon Place NW,
Washington, DC 20001

202-249-3000

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