Cultural Pathways-Technical Assistance

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The purpose of the Cultural Pathways-Technical Assistance program is to strengthen the capacity of small, new, and emerging arts organizations that are rooted in historically and systemically under-resourced communities and to anchor the cultural and creative work of these organizations into the cultural landscape of the state.


The intended outcome of this program is to facilitate transformational growth within Cultural Pathways’ grantee organizations through delivering significant professional development and technical assistance to these organizations. Successful applicants will provide Cultural Pathways grantees with technical assistance and professional development tools, resources, and training. Technical assistance may take the form of convenings, webinars, learning communities, workshops, and more.

Program Goals

Strengthen the organizational capacity of Cultural Pathways grantee organizations.

Advance specific skills and knowledge of Cultural Pathways organization’s key administrative, artistic, and governance personnel.

Support the strategic and long-term stability of Cultural Pathways grantee organizations.

Promote best practices in nonprofit and public sector management.

Technical Assistance may include the following areas:

Online grants management system support

Grant evaluation and reporting assistance

Additional areas as identified by the grantee cohort

Professional Development may include providing assistance with the following:

Strategic planning and implementation

Leadership and board development

Nonprofit financial management

Fund development strategies

Marketing and outreach

Data and systems management

Arts presenting

Communicating the value of your work

Program evaluation

Developing and maintaining partnerships

Additional areas as identified by the grantee cohort

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

For organizations with total operating revenue above $250,000, the sum of requests for CAC grants during the same year of funding cannot exceed 50% of the total operating revenue from the most recently completed fiscal year.

Current (2022) Cultural Pathways grantee organizations are not eligible to apply.

Review the complete program guidelines for the full list of eligibility details.

Eligible Geographies:

California-based - Documentation of having a principal place of business in California.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
August 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1/1/23 - 12/31/24

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Natalie Peeples, 1-916-322-6555,