Grant Opportunities

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Information on all City-related grants are below.  

Community Development Block Grant (Open January 8 to February 12, 2021)

Federal funds used for community development projects and public/social services that primarily benefit lower-income households.

The City invites applicants to apply for a portion of the City’s CDBG funding for an activity that primarily benefits lower-income persons for community development activities and public service activities.  The funding year begins July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  City estimates budget of $375,000 for Community Development Projects and $86,000 for public services. Please see Application for specific submittal instructions and February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. deadline.  For more information, visit the webpage .

Social Services Emergency Relief Grant - CLOSED

City Council has approved funding for an emergency grant program to help Thousand Oaks based non-profit organizations that are provide programs to provide direct COVID-19 relief to residents. The application and criteria can be found below along with a sample agreement that contains the City's insurance requirements. Applications may be completed on the document below or you may copy into your own Word document. Questions may be directed to Francine Sprigel at .

Community Events Endowment Fund Application Suspended for Fiscal Year 2020-21

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. Click on the links for the guidelines for the grantClick here to e-mail us if you have questions about the grant.  


Social Services Endowment Fund Application Application Closed

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. 

Before applying, please review the checklist to ensure you have all needed to apply.

Please use the "save draft" option at the bottom of the application to save your work. You will be prompted to enter your e-mail address and create a password to access the saved form at a later time. The system will generate an e-mail with a link to your saved document. Please save that e-mail for reference. 

If you have any questions please call Ashley Humes at 805-449-2325 or e-mail at

Community Enhancement Grant Application Closed

The Community Enhancement Grant (CEG) provides grants for non-profit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations, to choose a community beautification or environmental project, such as a recycling program, tree planting, litter collection, composting, waste reduction program, water/energy conservation, food diversion (composting, donation or recovery), public outreach and education program, or similar environmentally-related activity to conduct. To apply or more information please visit the CEG webpage.

Sports Facilities Endowment Fund - Application Suspended for Fiscal Year 2020-21

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 and the maximum an organization can receive is $10,000 in matching funds.

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.  

 E-mail any questions to

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.

Community Development Block Grant- Application Closed

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.