California Arts Council

State of California

organizational Development

Organizational Development

The Organizational Development (OD) program (formerly the Consulting category in the Professional Development and Consulting program) builds nonprofit arts organizations’ capacity for success through small grants to support consulting services.

  • The applicant must be a California-based nonprofit arts organization, local arts agency, or arts-based unit of government with a history of arts programming for a minimum of two years prior to the time of application.
  • An applicant without nonprofit status may use a California-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit status, federal 501(c)(3) designation, and which will provide the fiscal and administrative services needed to complete the grant.
  • See guidelines for complete requirements.

Applicants to this program are not restricted from applying to and receiving funding from other competitive CAC grant programs as long as those funds support distinctly different projects or activities.

Program Goals


Guidelines & Application Available:
December 12, 2017
Application Deadline:
March 1, 2018, 5:00 PM
Panel Review Dates:
March 15 - 16, 2018
Grant Activity Period:
June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019