We believe that everyone deserves a full, vibrant creative life and that access to a high-quality arts education for young people builds the foundation necessary to foster such a life. Unfortunately, access to arts education is not always equitable. Our Arts Education Grants Program seeks to change this.
Community Foundation Sonoma County is committed to addressing issues of disparity in order to build an equitable community. Our Arts Education Grant Program is dedicated to supporting non-profits that provide a high-quality arts education for underserved students.
Arts education curricula should be delivered by Sonoma County visual, performing, or literary arts organizations working in collaboration with classroom teachers to deliver instruction directly to elementary and/or secondary school students. Applications with arts education experiences limited to a single visit, performance, or assembly will not be accepted.
To qualify, the program must align with the following criteria:
The Arts Education Grant Program takes place in the spring with grant awards announced in early summer.
|Art Escape||for general operating support|
|Art Escape||for advising and support for the Sonoma Valley Fund Cohort|
|Artstart (START SoCo)||for general operating support|
|California Indian Museum & Cultural Center||to support arts education programs for youth|
|California Poets in the Schools||to support arts education programs for youth in Sonoma County|
|Children's Museum of Sonoma County||for general operating support|
|Cinnabar Arts Corporation||to support arts education programs for youth|
|Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc||to support arts education programs for youth|
|Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society||to support arts education programs for From Diggers Bend to River Rock: History and People of Dry Creek Rancheria in collaboration with the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians|
|Knights of Indulgence Theatre United States||to support arts education programs for youth|
|Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation||to support arts education programs for youth|
|Museum of Sonoma County||to support arts education programs for youth|
|Santa Rosa Players dba Sixth Street Playhouse||to support arts education programs for youth|
|Santa Rosa Symphony||to support arts education programs for youth|
|Sonoma State University||to support Green Music Center arts education programs for youth; to support Green Music Center’s arts education programs for youth|
|Sonoma Valley Museum of Art||to support arts education programs for youth|
|ViVO Youth Orchestras||for general operating support|
|Young Actors Studio and Left Edge Theatre||for general operating support|