Sponsorship and Program Grants

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2019/2020 Sponsorship and Program Grants

The Palm Springs City Council is pleased to announce the availability of funding through its Sponsorship and Program Grants. This is a competitive grant process; all applications will be evaluated based on the merits of the program, project, or event.


Application Submission Information

Completed applications and supplemental materials must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019. Applications may be submitted in-person, mail, or other delivery method. Postmarks will not be accepted in lieu of actual delivery.

Office of the City Clerk, City Hall
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Regular Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on regular holidays.

Questions: Anthony Mejia, City Clerk, (760) 323-8206,

Previous Awardees

All 2018/2019 recipients must submit a one-page grant report explaining how those funds were used. This report must be included in your application submission.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The following list will be updated as new questions are posed in which the answers would be beneficial for all applicants:

Q: Is there a range that program grants are expected to be within?

A: There is no specific range in which an organization may seek from the sponsorships and program grants. However, below is a chart of the Fiscal Year 2018-19 awardees for reference:



 Grant Amount

 Program Description
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians    $5,000
6th Annual Richard M. Milanovich Legacy Hike
Boo2Bullying, Inc.    $2,500 Desert's Got Talent
Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs    $25,000 Operating Support for the Boys & Girls Club
Cesar Chavez Day 2019    $2,500 Cesar Chavez Day 2019
Desert AIDS Project    $25,000 Housing Placement Assistance Program
   $5,000 Digicom Learning Film Festival
Friends of the Palm Springs Library    $5,000 Palm Springs SPEAKS
Health Assessment and Research for Comm.    $5,000 Community Health Survey
The LGBT Community Center of the Desert    $10,000 The Community Food Bank @ The Center
The LGBT Sanctuary Palm Springs    $5,000 Independent Living
Mizell Senior Center    $100,000 Nutrition Program
Palm Springs Air Museum    $5,000 Palm Springs Air Museum Events
Palm Springs Black History Committee  $3,500  $16,500 Black History Parade & Town Fair
Palm Springs Community Concert Association    $5,000 Palm Springs Student Concerts
The Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert    $7,500 Opera in the Park
Temple Isaiah    $12,500 Temple Isaiah Healing and Recovery Program
Transgender Community Coalition  $1,000  $1,500 Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018
Transgender Health and Wellness Center    $5,000 Operating Support for Transgender Health and Wellness Center
Well in the Desert  $3,500  $75,000 Operating Support for Well in the Desert