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.
2018-2019 Community Grant Recipients
Children's Lifesaving Foundation
Community Healing Gardens
Creating Better Communities
Education Committee of the
Venice Chamber of Commerce
Friends of Coeur d'Alene
Friends of Mark Twain Middle School
Neighborhood Youth Association
Other Venice Film Festival
Seeds to Plate
The Electric Lodge
The Friends of Broadway
The Open Temple
Venice Art Crawl
Presentation of the 2017-2018 Community Grants
Photography by Venice Paparazzi
Learn more about AKFA Community Grant Recipients and the great work they do:
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.