Open Arts Studio
Space Grant FAQ
Grace Farms provides a platform for not-for-profits, offering a supportive place for organizations to foster new partnerships, actively participate in the Foundation’s programming, advance their work by utilizing meeting space, or simply enjoy the expansive landscape and River building. As a ‘type b’ place in a ‘type a’ world, Grace Farms inspires not-for-profit organizations to think creatively and reframe the work they are doing. Individuals often leave with a sense of renewal and connectedness with colleagues, motivating organizations to continue their meaningful work.
What is a space grant?
Grace Farms Foundation’s Space Grant Program offers the gift of free space to our not-for-profit and community partners for meetings, trainings, and other programs. Space grants provide those at the front lines of service with an opportunity to reconnect, reflect, advocate, align and grow.
Who can apply for a space grant?
In order to apply for a space grant, you must be a governmental agency, quasi-governmental entity or a registered not-for-profit 501c3 organization.
Organizations that align with the Foundation’s commitment to address humanitarian issues, including modern slavery, environmental sustainability, food insecurity and disconnected communities through the lenses of our initiatives are strongly encouraged to apply.
How can I apply for a Space grant?
Organizations may apply online through the Space Grant Application. Inquiries are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.
What kinds of events can I host through a space grant?
Organizations may use their gift of space for a variety of events and programs— from staff and board retreats to professional development trainings, from capacity-building programs to invited speaker panels, among others. Please note that organizations are not permitted to charge admission for an event held at Grace Farms.
Grace Farms is unable to host fundraisers, performances, conferences and for-profit organizations at this time.
What is included with a space grant?
Grace Farms provides the space and basic IT/AV support at no cost for space grants. Fees do apply for catering, dedicated audio-visual support, equipment rentals, and added staffing and safety. Support for virtual meetings will be assessed on a case by case basis and may incur fees.
What dates and times are offered to space grants?
Space grants may take place Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. We accept applications for nights and weekends on a limited basis, and these events may incur additional fees. The Foundation will do its best to accommodate proposed event dates based on the availability of space on the requested dates and times requested. Requests for specific spaces cannot be accommodated.
For specific inquires or for further information, please contact [email protected].