CITY SPONSORED GRANTS
Links to all City-related grants are below.
Community Events Endowment Fund (Open March 14-April 25 at 4:00 p.m.)
The City sets aside $100K each year to award to local nonprofit organizations for cultural arts and special events that benefit a wide-cross section of the community. .A portion (15%) of the funds are reserved for unanticipated, off-cycle grant requests; $85,000 is available for CEEF grant distribution. A workshop will be held April 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Civic Arts Plaza (2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.) to explain the new application and the guidelines for the grant. The application and the process are substantially revised and all potential applicants should attend the workshop to ensure that they complete the application correctly. Click here to e-mail us if you have questions about the grant or workshop.
Community Enhancement Grant (November)
The City’s Community Enhancement Grant (CEG) Program provides grant funding opportunities for local non-profit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations, to raise money to support group activities. Projects must have an environmental benefit. For more information please visit the CEG webpage.
Social Services Endowment Fund (January)
The City annually allocates $100,000 from the Social Services Endowment Fund (SSEF) for operational support grants to local non-profit agencies offering essential public and social services to income-eligible low-income persons.
Sports Facilities Endowment Fund (September)
Community nonprofit organizations may apply for the City's Sports Facilities Endowment Fund grants in September. The City has set aside $100k for local nonprofit organizations' capital projects that benefit sports teams or groups within the City. All projects must be completed within one year.
Some of the projects funded through this program include the Westlake High School football stadium, Thousand Oaks High School swimming pool, Conejo Creek South soccer fields, and the Conejo Equestrian Park new ring and pen.
Community Development Block Grant (November)
Federal funds used for community development projects and public/social services that primarily benefit lower-income households. For more information, click here to visit the CDBG webpage.
TOARTS Performance Grant Fund (application period varies)
The Theater Performance Credits program is designed to provide local nonprofit organizations with financial assistance to make usage of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Bank of America Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) theatre facilities more accessible. The Performance Grant Application is available through TOARTS. Please visit the TOARTS Grant making webpage for additional information.