Community Donations

2020 Deadline

The deadline to apply for 2020 was October 12th, and has passed. Please check back for updates regarding the next round of applications.

Municipal Grant Funding

The City of Arvin recognizes the many benefits that various groups, organizations, volunteers and events within the Municipality provide by promoting and improving upon the cultural, social and economic well-being of the community. It is for this reason that the Municipality is committed to treating all requests for contributions in a consistent, fair and equitable manner subject to local needs, priorities and Council's approved budget.

Council also recognizes that citizens have the right to expect that tax dollars will be expended in a manner that is justifiable, fair and holds groups accessing public funds accountable for their spending. Municipal grant funding demonstrates Council's commitment to working with groups which provide these beneficial programs, services or projects to the community while at the same time recognizing the financial constraints impacting the City's ability to provide funding to these groups.

To that end, Council may include a budget figure they deem appropriate at the first budget meeting each fiscal year. Once the budget is approved, the Council will determine how they will apportion this figure.

  1. Purpose
  2. Considerations
  3. Grant Types
  4. Guidelines
  5. Eligibility
  6. Application Review
  7. Post Project Report

Statement of Purpose

The purpose for this policy is to benefit the community of Arvin by providing services to benefit the public health, safety as welfare by:

  • Establishing funding criteria and application procedures for requests for financial assistance from groups and organizations in the City of Arvin
  • Providing Council and Staff with clear direction in considering and responding to requests for assistance
  • Securing an open and transparent decision-making process for requests for donations from Council
  • Providing an accessible and equitable process for groups and organizations seeking donations from Council
  • Establishing an annual calendar for the processing of all donation requests
  • Providing a process which allows Council to conduct a meaningful comparison of requests for donations
  • Providing a process which allows the Council to maintain a more equitable distribution of Council donations
  • Enhancing the appreciation and understanding of community groups operating in the City of Arvin
  • Providing for limited one-time financial assistance, and not to have organizations be dependent on this source of funds
  • Authorizing the City Manager to make in-kind (non-monetary) donations of building within the guidelines as indicated on this page