PRESS RELEASE: Orange County’s 4th District Sponsors Arts Grant Relief Program
Local nonprofit Charitable Ventures will administer funds to support arts-related small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19
SANTA ANA, CA (May 28, 2021) Beginning Friday, May 28, 2021 at 9:00am PDT, applications will open for Supervisor Doug Chaffee’s 4th District Arts Grant Relief Program. Arts-related businesses include, but are not limited to, visual arts, music, dance, theater, and/or drama with an education component for those under the age of 18 (children’s theater group, dance instruction, music education/lessons, painting, puppetry, pottery, movie making, performing arts, storytelling, mosaic, silk screen, costuming. This Art Grant Relief Program will support arts-related small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19 and situated within the 4th Supervisorial District in one of the two following categories:
- Decline in Revenue: Economic impact due to COVID-19 caused a 25%decline in revenues for the most recent quarter, when compared to a reference quarter that occurred prior to COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Prevention: Grant assistance due to a need to implement COVID-19 prevention or mitigation tactics to adopt safer opening procedures.
Grant awards – $5,000 flat rate, single payment – will be made on a first come, first served basis. In total, $1M in American Rescue Act funding will be distributed in the 4th District.
The funds will be administered by local nonprofit and fiscal sponsor Charitable Ventures, based in Santa Ana. Charitable Ventures previously administered a State contract to lead 2020 Census outreach and education efforts for Orange County’s nonprofit sector, and recently administered the 4th and 5th Districts’ Small Business Grant Relief Programs.
Additional Arts Grant Relief Program details and eligibility requirements can be accessed at https://charitableventuresoc.org/artsreliefd4/. Beginning May 28 at 9:00am PDT, the application can also be accessed through this website.
“The arts inspire us,” said Supervisor Doug Chaffee. “This Arts Grant Relief Program will reach a wide array of arts-related businesses and nonprofits. We’re delighted that these grants will offer immediate financial relief to arts leaders, and we know it’s paramount that we ensure the arts continue to contribute to the cultural vitality of our 4th District.”
“Arts organizations do so much to advocate for social change; they bring us hope; and they teach us resilience in the face of adversity,” said Anne Olin, President and CEO of Charitable Ventures. “Our team understands just how difficult COVID-19 has been for all those in the arts sector. I’m extremely proud that Charitable Ventures can provide this essential support to strengthen arts-related small businesses and nonprofits and address critical social issues in Orange County.”
About Supervisor Doug Chaffee:
Supervisor Doug Chaffee was elected the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Fourth District in November of 2018. The Fourth District includes the Cities of Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, most of Anaheim, part of Buena Park, and unincorporated communities.
About Charitable Ventures:
Charitable Ventures was launched in 2007 and has provided incubation and sponsorship to more than 70 emerging nonprofits, offering a space for social entrepreneurs to bring innovative ideas to the social sector. Through consultation and capacity-building services, Charitable Ventures also helps established nonprofits to evolve and grow their programs and is an inclusive hub for community leaders to collaborate, connect, and work toward long-lasting change.
Supervisor, Orange County Board of Supervisors