Elisa wrote us to get the word out the AK Festival is now accepting grant proposals, deadline August 1, 2014:
Venice, CA (April 7, 2014) The Abbot Kinney Festival Association (AKFA) is now accepting applications for its Community Grants Program. Every year the AKFA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, donates proceeds from the Abbot Kinney Festival to local arts, beautification, youth, and family programs. Venice- based community organizations and non-profits are encouraged to apply for grants (maximum $5,000).
The AKFA has donated more than a quarter million dollars to the Venice community since the grants program began; planting gardens, building robots, sparking creativity and supporting families in need. Money from festival sponsorships, exhibitor booths, commemorative merchandise, and advertising fund the AKFA Community Grants Program.
Who’s benefiting? Past recipients include: Inside Out Community Arts, Boys and Girls Club of Venice, Westminster Avenue Endowment Group, Friends of Walgrove Elementary, Venice Arts, 826LA, reDiscover Center, The Learning Garden, STEMM Small Learning Center, Friends of Coeur d’Alene, Venice High School Robotics Club, Venice Arts Council, SPARC, A Window Between Worlds, Electric Lodge, Beyond Baroque, Venice Historical Society, Venice Community Garden, Venice Oceanarium, Venice Skateboard Association, and others. Festival proceeds will be awarded to this year’s recipients during the Abbot Kinney Festival, Sunday, September 29, 2013.
“The festival’s free and a lot of fun! But the driving force behind it all is giving back to our community – to Venice. We’re doin’ good in the ‘hood”, said Donna Humphrey, Chair, Abbot Kinney Festival Association.
For more information and details about the AKFA Community Grants Program and the 2013 Abbot Kinney Festival, visit www.abbotkinney.org, email [email protected], or call (310) 396-3772. To apply online, visit http://abbotkinney.org/grant-application.
Deadline for applications is August 1, 2014.