Community Assistance Grants

The City of Laguna Beach makes Community Assistance Grants available to non-profit organizations that provide special services to residents of Laguna Beach. The objective of this program is to assist local organizations in funding new projects or expanded services within the community. Grant awards are decided by the City Council. 

The City of Laguna Beach awarded $283,450 in Community Assistance Grants for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year. Click here for a full list of all 2017-2018 Community Assistance Grant Awards. 

How to Apply

The application process for FY 2018-2019 will open on January 8, 2018.  This year, the deadline for the submittal of applications has been expanded. The new deadline will be Thursday, March 29, 2018.

In May 2018, the City Council will designate two Councilmembers that will form a subcommittee to review the applications.  The full City Council will then review the subcommittee's requests as part of its Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget hearings.  Grant recommendations will be finalized in June 2018 and the funds dispersed in July 2018.

This year, the grant applications will be submitted electronically.  To begin the application process, click here.

In evaluating applications, consideration will be given to the following:

  1. Local non-profit organizations with functioning programs.
  2. Projects/services which provide the greatest benefit in meeting the needs of Laguna Beach residents.
  3. New and/or expanded services not currently being provided to Laguna Beach residents.

If you have any questions regarding the grant process, please contact Mariann Tracy, Administrative Assistant at (949) 497-0779.

Cultural arts organizations may also apply for a Cultural Arts Funding Grant for art events occurring within the City of Laguna Beach. This program is separate from the Community Assistance Grant program. You can visit the following website for more information: https://lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com or you may contact Sian Poeschl, Cultural Arts Manager, at (949) 497-0727. The application process for Cultural Arts Funding Grants ends February 5, 2018.