AKFA Community Grants

2014/2015 AKFA Community Grant Application Program is Open!!!

The AKFA community grant application is now live and will remain open until August 1, 2014. If you are part of a non-profit or community organization with an annual operating budget of less than $1,000,000, who serves the community of Venice, please take a moment to review and submit an application.  We thank everyone who supports, volunteers, shops and visits the Abbot Kinney Festival, for it is the sole revenue source for our community grant program.   

COMPLETE YOUR COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION NOW!

 

About the AKFA Community Grant Program ~

Funded by festival proceeds, the AKFA Community Grants Program awards funding to selected Venice-based nonprofit organizations that offer services and programs aimed at youth and families. Applications are accepted each year preceding the festival. Since 1984, well over $275,000 in festival proceeds have been invested into the community of Venice.

PAST COMMUNITY GRANT RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:

826LA: after-school tutoring and ELL programs

A Window Between Worlds: support for domestic violence survivors

Beyond Baroque: electrical and lighting improvements

Friends of Coeur D'Alene: Park Project Plan, community water reclamation & eco-education project

Friends of Walgrove: restore a dynamic arts education program

Inside Out Community Arts: The School Project

reDiscover Center: expand the LA Young Maker Workshops special events

SPARC: installing a sprinkler system, sign and solar lighting in front of SPARC building

STEMM Small Learning Community at Venice High School: To lease software for the Project Lead the Way program

The Learning Garden: launch The Natural Arts Garden—which will contain plants used in various forms of creative arts

Venice Arts: “Document This” photography workshop

Venice Oceanarium: develop display portion of the Venice Fishing Pier Project with the addition of placards displaying scientific and other data

Venice Surf & Skateboard Association: skate park support

Westminster Endowment Group: fund Westminster School’s Mosaic Project

2010 & 2011 RECIPIENTS

826LA: after-school tutoring and ELL programs

A Window Between Worlds: support for domestic violence survivors

Beyond Baroque: electrical and lighting improvements

Electric Lodge: Green Screen Festival support

Inside Out Community Arts: The School Project

Venice Arts: “Document This” photography workshop

Venice Chamber of Commerce: community holiday lighting

Venice Community Garden: mural and mosaic art projects

Venice High School Robotics: program supplies

Venice Historical Society: colonnade restoration support

Venice Oceanarium: Venice fishing pier project

Venice Surf & Skateboard Association: skate park support