Event Grants

The City of Elk Grove funds grants each fiscal year that provide assistance to Elk Grove-based nonprofit organizations that wish to host a special event that benefits the Elk Grove community.

Grant assistance may be provided in the form of direct funding, city facility use, in-kind services, or all of the above.  

Contact the Community Events and Projects Coordinator for details.


The City of Elk Grove is now accepting applications for Event Sponsorship Grant Funding for the 2020-21 Fiscal Year. This application covers events in Elk Grove taking place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. The purpose of the Event Sponsorship Grant program is to provide assistance to Elk Grove-based nonprofit organizations that wish to host a special event that benefits the Elk Grove community. Organizations must submit applications electronically through the button below no later than 11:59pm on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Submit Your Event Sponsorship Grant Application

Grant Eligibility Requirements

  • Only registered nonprofit organizations in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service or a government agency that serves the Elk Grove community are eligible to apply. For profit entities and individuals are not eligible
  • The applicant organization must be in good standing with the California Secretary of State and the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts, if required by law to be registered
  • The event must take place within the Elk Grove City limits.
  • Events must have citywide significance and be open to all Elk Grove residents.
  • The event must not be organized around political or religious purposes.
  • The event can be a one-day event, a multi-day event occurring on consecutive days, or a related series of events over an extended period of time.
  • Events with a fundraising component will be eligible only if all net proceeds will be provided to a nonprofit that serves primarily Elk Grove residents.
  • The applicant organization must be the primary organizer, manager, and financial administrator for the event.
  • The applicant organization must comply with all other applicable state and local laws for conducting the event including, but not limited to, acquiring all necessary event permits.
  • Events that discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, or disability will not be eligible. All events must comply with applicable requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Public Meeting and Technical Assistance Workshop
The City will hold a public meeting and technical assistance workshop to assist and provide members of the public an opportunity to share their thoughts on Elk Grove's needs and priorities over the next five years.  Applicants and members of the public are encouraged to attend one of two public workshops held on:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm
City of Elk Grove Council Chambers
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, Ca  95758


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