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Pandemic Recovery Grants


Minimum Eligibility Requirements:


All grants offered under the Recovery Fund for the first grant will have the following minimum eligibility requirements.


  • Must be an arts organization operating in Marin County

  • Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or have a qualified fiscal sponsor

  • Must be suffering adverse economic effects due to COVID-19


Basic Funding Criteria:


A diverse and changing panel of Marin artists and arts leaders will evaluate all applications by eligible organizations on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Severity of pandemic-related losses

  • Cultural benefits to community at large

  • Cultural equity benefits (to economically disadvantaged communities of color and/or other underserved communities within the County)

  • Organizational professionalism and effectiveness

  • Sufficiency/quality of documentation


Important Dates:

  • The application deadline for these grants is Wednesday, November 18, at 5:00pm.

  • Grant awards will be announced on December 18, 2020 following review by a community grants review panel.

Pandemic Recovery Grant Application

Application Information:

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.

Eligibility Verification:

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):

Grants Request:

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.

Organization Narrative:

4. If awarded, how do you plan to use the requested funds (check all that apply)


1. Please upload two profit and loss statements: one for your most recently completed fiscal year; and one for October 2020

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2. Please upload two balance sheets: one for October 2019, and one for October 2020

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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)


Certification & Release:

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.

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