2018-19 AKFA Community Grants

Application deadline: August 1, 2018
Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2019 to apply next year.

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. 

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.

2017 Community Grant Recipients

Creating Better Communities

Friends of Walgrove Elementary School

Friends of Westminster

Friends of Coeur D’Alene

Friends of Broadway Elementary School

Girls PACT

Hacker Fund

Harvest Home

Open Temple

Pacific Area Boosters Association


reDiscover Center

Seeds to Plate at Mark Twain Middle School

The Children's Lifesaving Foundation

The Electric Lodge

Venice Art Crawl

Venice Arts

Venice High School STEMM Magnet

Venice Oceanarium

Venice Public Art

Venice Resistance

Westminster Elementary School

Presentation of the 2017-2018 Community Grants

Photography by Venice Paparazzi


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