Calling all Venice non-profits and community organizations!  Apply now for the 2019-2020 AKFA Community Grant!

The Abbot Kinney Festival Association is accepting grant applications for the 2019/2020 grant period.

If your non-profit or community organization has an annual operating budget of less than $1,000,000 and serves the community of Venice, you may be eligible for a Community Grant.

About the AKFA Community Grant Program

Funded by festival proceeds, the AKFA Community Grants Program awards funding to selected Venice-based nonprofit organizations that offer services and programs aimed at youth and families. Applications are accepted each year preceding the festival and presented at the festival in September. Since 1984, well over $300,000 in festival proceeds have been invested into the community of Venice.

We thank everyone who supports, volunteers, shops and visits the Abbot Kinney Festival, for it is the sole revenue source for our community grant program.

Click here for Grant Application!  Deadline is Aug. 30th

In featured photo: 2018 AKF Community Grant Recipients:
Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, Community Healing Gardens, Creating Better Communities, Venice Chamber Education Committee, Friends of Coeur d’Alene, Friends of Mark Twain Middle School, Girls PACT, Neighborhood Youth Association, Other Venice Film Festival, Rediscover Center, Seeds to Plate, The Electric Lodge, The Friends of Broadway, Elementary School, The Open Temple, Venice Arts, Venice Art Crawl, Venice Oceanarium, and WE Garden.

Save the date Sept. 29th for the 35th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival!

The Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice, California, spans world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The mile-long street’s eclectic boutiques and artisan eateries infuse the festival with local Venice flavor. Occurring each year on the last Sunday in September, this highly anticipated summertime tradition is 35 years strong and features:

  • free festival admission
  • 350 quality vendors
  • top food trucks and booths
  • kids’ rides and games
  • 4 music stages, including KidsQuad stage
  • 3 beer gardens (wristband and ID required)

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Once again, Venice Paparazzi will be the official Abbot Kinney Festival photographers!   See you there!

View photos  below from 2018!

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