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Operating Grants

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The City of San Jose awards Operating Grants to a limited number of San Jose arts organization with ongoing, regular and consistent arts activities. The grants support general operating and program needs. There are few restrictions on the use of the grants. These grants help to sustain the organizations financially and ensure their continuing ability to provide the community with a steady stream of arts opportunities throughout the year.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend pre-application workshops.

Pre-application Workshop Schedule


Guidelines and Application Instructions

Reference Grant Calculator DOC

How to Apply

WebGrants is the City’s online portal for grant opportunities offered throughout the City. All applicants will access, complete and submit electronic applications using the WebGrants portal: http://grants.sanjoseca.gov/index.do.

New for FY2014-15: Supporting Materials (i.e., brochures, programs, reviews, etc) may now be submitted as soft copy attachments as part of the online application. PLEASE READ OpG GUIDELINES FOR DETAILS).

Grant Applications will be posted on WebGrants IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the first application workshop for each grant program.


Click on the links below to view the List of Arts Grants Awards:

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