Through the Special Event Grant Program, $10,000 in funding is awarded annually to champion community celebrations that attract residents and visitors, strengthen Ventura’s cultural identity and economic vitality, and promote entrepreneurial spirit and innovative partnerships between private sector and public agencies.
Applicants must be a Ventura-based nonprofit, or an agency partnering with a Ventura-based nonprofit.
2024-25 Grant Update
The Special Event Grant Program (SEGP) will be opening in early Spring 2024. This year’s SEGP will include an additional $150,000 in one-time funding to support free and affordable community events in the City of Ventura. This grant will be available to nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status or that have a Ventura County fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) status, including recipients of grant funding from the Community Partnerships and Cultural Funding Grant Programs. More information will be available on the City’s website in early March 2024.