Are you a non-profit arts and/or culture organization in Glendale with 500 or fewer employees?

You may be eligible to receive up to $15,000 in the Support the Arts Grant Program funded by Measure S funds!


The Support the Arts Grant program offers grants to non-profit, Glendale-based arts and/or culture organizations for working capital, i.e., capital that can be used for day-to-day operating expenses. Examples of what the Support the Arts Grant funds may be used for include:

  • Employee payroll;

  • Business rent;

  • Employee sick time payroll;

  • Day to day expenses to continue operations;

  • Outstanding business expenses; or

  • Adaptive business practices needed to remain open.


Arts and/or culture organizations may be eligible for a grant award depending on its total operational costs based on the following tiered scale: 

  • Tier 1:  $2,000,000 + (eligible for up to $15,000 grant award)

  • Tier 2:  $500,000 - $2,000,000 (eligible for up to $10,000 grant award)

  • Tier 3:  $0 - $500,000 (eligible for up to $5,000 grant award)


Non-profit arts and/or culture organizations are encouraged to apply for this Grant. Organizations may apply if they meet all of the following eligibility criteria at the time of the application’s submission:

A.   Organizations Eligible for the Support the Arts Grant

  • My organization’s primary mission is to provide arts and/or culture programming, as demonstrated by more than 50% of the organization’s budget devoted to arts programming.

  • My organization’s primary programming (80% or more) takes place in the City of Glendale.

  • My organization’s principal place of business is located in the City of Glendale, which can be confirmed by providing a Glendale-based mailing address.

  • My organization has one or more employees who receives a salary or other compensation paid by the organization.

  • My organization has been in operation for at least six (6) months as of July 1, 2020.

  • My organization has 500 or fewer employees, including myself.

  • My organization can provide evidence that it was impacted by COVID-19 (25% or more loss in revenue) through a hardship statement.

  • My organization can provide evidence of its tax exempt status.

  • My organization has already applied for or received assistance from Federal COVID-19 Pandemic funding programs (PPP or EIDL).

  • My organization has already applied for or received assistance from City of Glendale COVID-19 Pandemic.


B.   Organizations Not Eligible for the Support the Arts Grant

  • Organizations who have previously applied for the Support the Arts Grant during Funding Round #1 (September - October 2020) are ineligible to re-apply for additional funding. 

  • Organizations whose primary mission is to raise funds.

  • Financial businesses or organizations primarily engaged in lending, such as banks, finance companies, and factors (including pawn shops).

  • Life insurance companies.

  • Organizations located in a foreign country (organizations in the U.S. owned by resident aliens may qualify if they meet qualifications).

  • Pyramid investment or sale distribution plans.

  • Organizations deriving more than one-third of gross annual revenue from legal gambling activities.

  • Organizations which have filed for bankruptcy as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Organizations engaged in any illegal or unlawful activity under Federal, State, or City laws or regulations.

  • Organizations whose owners are delinquent in any Federal, State, or City taxes.

  • Organizations which are not open to the public, private clubs, and organizations which limit the number of memberships for reasons other than capacity.

  • Government-owned entities (except for organizations owned or controlled by a Native American tribe).

  • Organizations principally engaged in teaching, instructing, counseling or indoctrinating religion or religious beliefs, whether in a religious or secular setting.

  • Loan packagers earning more than one third of its gross annual revenue from packaging SBA loans.

  • Organizations with a principal or an associate who is incarcerated, on probation, on parole, or has been indicted for a felony or a crime of moral turpitude.

  • Organizations which present live performances of a prurient sexual nature; or which derive directly or indirectly more than de minimis gross revenue through the sale of products or services, or the presentation of any depictions or displays, of a prurient sexual nature.

  • Organizations whose primary mission is not arts related (e.g., social service, religious, education, or health organizations).

  • Organizations with an accumulated deficit of more than 20% of their total operational expenses for two or more years.

  • Individual artists.


  • Application Submittal Opens for Funding Round #2         January 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

  • Application Submittal Closes for Funding Round #2         February 19, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

  • Notification by City                          Within two weeks of the Application’s submittal

  • Grant Award Completion                Within one week of notification