CITY SPONSORED GRANTS
Information on all City-related grants are below.
Social Services Endowment Fund (SSEF) Application
The City annually allocates $100,000 from the Social Services Endowment Fund (SSEF) to local non-profit agencies who offer essential public and social services to eligible low-income persons.
Please note that SSEF grant and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant are not the same programs and require separate applications. Therefore, social service organizations should apply to SSEF grant separately.
If you have any questions, please call Lynn Oshita at 805-449-2391 or e-mail at SSEF@toaks.org.
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 grant. Click here to e-mail us if you have questions about the grant.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.