Calling all District of Columbia-based nonprofit organizations that work with children or youth in the areas of sports, performing arts or cultural arts! We are proud to announce Cycle 2 of our Fiscal Year 2020 Events DC Community Grant Program. Grants totaling up to $100,000 are awarded in two cycles each fiscal year with awards ranging from a minimum single grant of $2,500 up to a maximum single grant of $25,000.

Applications for this cycle of the one-year semi-annual grant are due no later than March 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their award status by May 15, 2020. 

To be considered, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 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; and 
  • 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.

To learn more about the Events DC Community Grant Program including a downloadable application, guidelines, checklist and past grant award recipients, visit