Performing Arts Acquisition Fund - Letter of Interest

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General Program Information
Community Vision Capital & Consulting announces the availability of space acquisition grants for organizations that practice and perform artistic and cultural forms of creative activity, expression, preservation, and healing, reflective of the communities they serve. Grants from the Performing Arts Acquisition Fund will fund up to 40% of the purchase price for properties located in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano or Sonoma. 
Organizations that have recently purchased or that plan to purchase a property soon are invited to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) no more than two pages. For further instructions, please see the Letter of Interest Guiding Prompts.
  • Mission fit (20 points): Demonstrate how your organization and your project meet the goals of the Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program and Community Vision, as described in the program guidelines.
  • Track record and organizational impact (20 points): Describe how you meaningfully engage communities through your practice, and share your most important accomplishments and the impact they’ve had in these communities.
  • Degree of ongoing financial constraints (20 points): Tell us about your organization’s business model, funding sources, fixed costs, and cash flow.
  • Project readiness and viability (20 points): Explain how you envision completing your acquisition, putting the property into service, and financially sustaining the space long-term.
  • Project’s short- and long-term impacts (20 points): Describe the impact your project will have on your organization and your broader communities in the short- and long-term.
Letters of Interest are due on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm PST. The system will shut down at this time and will not accept late submissions. Submit your letter of intent early to avoid any technical issues. Your letter of interest should be submitted in PDF or Word format in the corresponding field. Click the "submit" button at the end of the page when ready to submit.
The Performing Arts Acquisition Fund is administered by Community Vision and funded by the William + Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program. For questions about the Fund, email grantmaking@communityvisionca.org.
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