Community Assistance Grants

2019-2020 Grant Recipients

We anticipate the City Council will finalize grant recommendations for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year in June 2019, and that the City will disperse funds in August 2019.

About the Grants

The City of Laguna Beach makes Community Assistance Grants available to non-profit organizations that provide special services to residents of Laguna Beach. The objective of this program is to assist local organizations in funding new projects or expanded services within the community. Grant awards are decided by the City Council. 

The City of Laguna Beach awarded $257,000 in Community Assistance Grants for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. Click here for a full list of all 2018-2019 Community Assistance Grant Awards. 

How to Apply

The application process for FY 2019-2020 will open January 7, 2019.  The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 22, 2019 at 4:30pm.

The City Council will designate two Councilmembers to form a subcommittee to review the applications. The full City Council will then review the subcommittee's requests as part of its Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget hearings. Grant recommendations will be finalized in June 2019, and the funds will be dispersed in August 2019.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically.  To apply please click here.

In evaluating applications, consideration will be given to the following:

  1. Local non-profit organizations with functioning programs.
  2. Projects and services which provide the greatest benefit in meeting the needs of Laguna Beach residents.
  3. New and/or expanded services not currently being provided to Laguna Beach residents.

If you have any questions regarding the grant process, please contact Adam Gufarotti at (949) 497-0304.

Cultural Arts Funding

Cultural arts organizations may also apply for a Cultural Arts Funding Grant for art events occurring within the City of Laguna Beach. This program is separate from the Community Assistance Grant program. Click here for more information, or contact Sian Poeschl, Cultural Arts Manager, at (949) 497-0727. The application process for Cultural Arts Funding Grants for 2018 has closed. Cultural Arts Funding applications for 2019 will be available in December 2019.