CARES Grant Application
Below is a copy of the online application. We suggest you gather the information needed prior to entering it in the online application. Applicant Contact Information:
Nonprofit Status/Fiscal Sponsorship
Applicant must either be registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or be sponsored by 501(c)(3) organization. 1. Are you a 501(c)(3) nonprofit? 2. Has a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization agreed to sponsor your application? Eligibility Verification: 1. Are you an arts organization? Organization must engage in an artistic disciple as a primary part of its mission and services (any artistic discipline is allowed including visual, digital, film, music, performing, writing, teaching, etc.) 2. Does your organization operate in Marin County? Organization operates out of a physical commercial, office or industrial space within the County of Marin, with proof of operations for the past 12 months.
3. How has your organization been affected by COVID-19? Organization has been adversely affected by COVID-19 in the following way(s) (check all that apply):
MCA will be awarding Equity grants between $500 and $5,000. Applications will be evaluated by a diverse and changing panel of artists and arts leaders based on the following criteria: severity of pandemic related losses; cultural benefits to Marin’s communities of color and/or other underserved communities within the County; and organizational professionalism and effectiveness. 1. Amount of Grant requested: 1. Mission/purpose of organization (up to 500 characters, including spaces): 2. Describe the organization and its impact on Marin’s disadvantaged communities of color (up to 2500 characters, including spaces): 3. Describe how the organization has been affected by, and has responded to, the COVID-19 pandemic (up to 2500 characters, including spaces):
4. How has your organization been affected by COVID-19? Organization has been adversely affected by COVID-19 in the following way(s) (check all that apply):
1. Please upload two monthly bank statements: June 2019 and June 2020 2. Please upload two balance sheets: one for September 2019, and one for September 2020 3. You may upload up to two additional documents to further describe your organization and/or the impact that COVID-19 has had on your operations (OPTIONAL) 4. You may use this space to explain any part of the financial documents, or other aspects of your application, that you think require elaboration. (OPTIONAL up to 1500 characters, including spaces)
This Certification and Release must be signed by an authorized board member or designated organizational representative with the knowledge of the matters contained herein, and holds the legal authority to obligate the applicant organization, with the approval of the applicant organization’s board of directors or other governing body. The undersigned certifies that: (1) the represented organization has valid proof of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or is applying in partnership with a Fiscal Sponsor entity that has proof of tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), has its principal place of business in Marin County, California, and has approval of the organization's board of directors or other governing body; (2) all information contained herein is accurate or represents a reasonable estimate of operations based on data available at the time of submission; (3) there are no misstatements or misrepresentations contained herein or in any attachments; and that the undersigned is aware that modification of the proposal at any point may require a contract amendment, rescinding of a grant award, or cancelation of contract. The undersigned hereby releases the Marin Cultural Association (MCA) and the County of Marin, their employees and agents, from any liability and/or responsibility concerning damage to or loss of materials submitted to the MCA and the County of Marin, whether or not such damage or loss is caused by the negligence of MCA, the County of Marin, their employees and agents.