About the AKFA Community Grant Program

Funded by festival proceeds, the AKFA Community Grants Program awards funding to selected Venice-based nonprofit organizations that offer services and programs aimed at youth and families. Applications are accepted each year preceding the festival and presented at the festival in September. Since 1984, well over $300,000 in festival proceeds have been invested into the community of Venice.

We thank everyone who supports, volunteers, shops and visits the Abbot Kinney Festival, for it is the sole revenue source for our community grant program.

Applications for 2017-18 AKFA Community Grants are closed.

If your non-profit or community organization has an annual operating budget of less than $1,000,000 and serves the community of Venice, you may be eligible for a Community Grant. 
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Presentation of the 2016-2017 Community Grants

Photography by Venice Paparazzi

2016 Community Grant Recipients

The 2016 AKFA Comunity Grants were awarded to an interesting and eclectic mix of deserving organizations that benefit the Venice community. The recipients are:

Creating Better Communities

Electric Lodge

Friends of Mark Twain

Friends of the Venice Library

Friends of Westminster

Friends of Coeur D’Alene

Friends of Broadway Elementary School

Open Temple

reDiscover Center

The Children's Lifesaving Foundation

Venice Arts

Venice Chamber of Commerce/Venice Art Crawl

Venice High School STEMM Magnet

Venice Historical Society

Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument

Venice Symphony Orchestra

Venice Beach Oceanarium

Westminster Elementary School


Learn more about AKFA Community Grant Recipients and the great work they do: