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Applications Open for Events DC Community Grants

Does your non-profit support youth activities in the District?

You may qualify for an Events DC Community Grant! The program offers financial support to qualifying non-profits that support youth sports, cultural or performing arts in the District.

Events DC is offering multiple information sessions between Thursday, June 24 and Thursday, July 22. You can sign up to attend one now, and get the full low-down.

Applications are due August 1.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered:

  • Be a DC-based non-profit organization certified as tax exempt in accordance with criteria set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code and granted an exemption from District of Columbia income and franchise taxes, pursuant to DC Code § 47-1802.01;
  • Utilize grant funding for programs or projects that support youth-focused sports, performing or cultural arts in the District of Columbia;
  • Present a copy of an annual financial audit conducted by a certified public accountant for the organization’s most recent fiscal year; or if the organization has not conducted an annual financial audit, a copy of the organization’s IRS Form 990 for the most recent tax year; and
  • A copy of an active business license issued by the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) – Corporations Division (indicating an “active” business license at the time of application and agreeing to maintain such status throughout the grant period).

Applications for the second Fiscal Year 2022 semi-annual grant cycle are due by August 1, 2021.  See additional information below, or by visiting eventsdc.com/community/community-grants. Sign up for one of 10 information sessions by visiting https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/.

Events DC FY2022 Community Grant Guidelines (PDF)
Events DC FY 2022 Community Grant Application (PDF)
Events DC FY 2022 Community Grant Checklist (PDF) 

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