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.

Grant Recipients

The City of Laguna Beach awarded $250,000 in Community Assistance Grants for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year.  Click here to view a full list of all 2021-2022 Community Assistance Grant Awards.

How to Apply

The application process for FY 2022-2023 will open on January 19, 2022. The deadline to submit applications is April  27, 2022. Click here to apply.

The City Council will designate two Councilmembers to form a subcommittee to review the applications. The full City Council will then review the subcommittee's requests as part of its Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget hearings.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically.

  • In evaluating applications, consideration will be given to the following:
  • Local non-profit organizations with functioning programs.
  • Projects and services which provide the greatest benefit in meeting the needs of Laguna Beach residents.
  • New and/or expanded services not currently being provided to Laguna Beach residents.
  • If you have any questions regarding the grant process, please contact Andrea Tirnauer at (949) 497-0716.

Cultural Arts Funding Grants

In April 2001, the City of Laguna Beach adopted a resolution establishing a business improvement district to promote off-season cultural events and encourage overnight hotel occupancy. The funds made available through the Business Improvement District support projects that promote tourism and related tourist events. The City of Laguna Beach is committed to work with cultural arts organizations to ensure the development and success of a vibrant arts community. Applicants are encouraged to provide expanded programming that deepen and expand active experiences in the arts.

Applications must be made online and applying organizations must provide proof of valid 501(c)(3) non-profit status.