Escondido, CA–The Escondido Community Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, announced the availability of grant funding through the 2021/2022 foundation mural project.
The mural project is open to Escondido-based organizations, including 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools or other government agencies that provide services to the community of Escondido.
“Through this mural project, we want to create a sense of pride with Escondido residents and enhance the image of our city through artwork from local artists,” said Kenneth Lounsbery, chair member of The Escondido Community Foundation. “We want to make a collaborative effort to increase the quantity of artwork and create a sense of unity and strong community identity throughout the city of Escondido.”
In the 2021/2022 grant cycle, the Escondido Foundation will accept proposals for grants for up to $35,000 per proposal that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant and engaged community through arts and culture. Proposals must be submitted online no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, October 4.
With the COVID-19 health and economic crisis negatively impacting millions across the globe, many people are struggling to overcome the hard-hitting isolation and socio-economic challenges from the past year. As restrictions are lifted and the economy is slowly recovering from the inability to gather as a community, the foundation mural project aims to unite the community and establish community pride through local art.
The project will support the siting, design, permitting, installation, and maintenance of potential permanent murals within the city of Escondido that: Enhance the image of Escondido through arts and culture, increase the quantity of artwork in the community, and increase community pride and identity.
For technical questions regarding the online application, contact Grants Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Escondido Community Foundation mural project guidelines or to become a member, visit the ECF site or contact Trudy Armstrong at email@example.com.
A grant seekers forum will be held through Zoom at 4 p.m., August 2. To RSVP for the forum, contact Lauren Hough at firstname.lastname@example.org.