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grants for nonprofit organizations


The Cultural Arts Awards (CAA) program assists Sacramento City and County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations with partial funding in support of general operating expenses.
CAA grants are awarded through a competitive review process, ensuring that grantees meet high standards of artistic impact, community impact, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and sound managerial and fiscal accountability. For 2022 - 2024, we are excited to add that this is largest pool of funds we have had for this program in more than 10 years, almost doubling the amount distributed in our last CAA round. Please be sure to read the guidelines thoroughly before applying. The application deadline closes January 21, 2022. 

Upcoming Grant Workshops

January 12, 2022 Q&A Session
5:30pm - 7:00pm

In this workshop, we'll provide a brief overview of the application and guidelines and then allow time for prospective applicants to ask questions. Attendees should review guidelines and come prepared to ask specific questions at this interactive workshop. If you are unable to make this workshop, please feel free to email your questions in advance to This workshop will be recorded and available for all to rewatch.

Click here to register

Application Help

  • Have a quick question? Email
  • You can also make a 15 or 30 minute appointment with our application mentor, Alison Flory. Please click here to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to book an appointment, please email

Click here to view and download the full guidelines. All applications must be submitted on our online system, GO SMART. Go to and register for an account in order to apply. The deadline to apply is January 21, 2022. If you have questions, please email