Together in Community

As part of Zellerbach Family Foundation’s commitment to a vibrant region where people feel safe and connected, Together in Community grants reinforce ZFF’s goals to promote shared experiences, build power, and create a shared sense of belonging by fostering stronger and more inclusive communities in the Bay Area.

Through a simplified and expedited open application process, Together In Community grants support fairs, festivals and other public gatherings and events that celebrate and uplift historically underserved communities, create opportunities to connect and share space, and articulate a meaningful cultural component and/or purposeful community engagement.


Grants will be made in $5,000 or $10,000 amounts to eligible grantseekers.

Grantseekers must meet the following requirements:

  • Grantseekers must be 501c3 or fiscally sponsored organization

  • Events must take place in Alameda, Contra Costa, and/or San Francisco County

  • Events must be aligned with ZFF strategic priorities

The following are ineligible for Together in Community grants:

  • Events curated around a specific artistic discipline or a multidisciplinary festival of related artistic voices, i.e., Community Arts eligible projects

  • Industry-specific events (awards, recognitions, etc.)

  • Educational events

  • Training events

  • Fundraising events/Galas

  • Sponsorships

  • Retreats

  • Conferences

  • Block Parties

  • Private parties

  • Events that have already taken place

  • Dates & Notification
  • Application Questions
  • Evaluation

Application Cycle Due Dates:

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2024 – for notification on September 3, 2024 
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2024 – for notification on October 22, 2024
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024 – for notification on December 10, 2024

Grantees will be notified via email. Once notified, grants will be processed through Fluxx, ZFF’s online grants management system.

How to Apply

To apply, grantseekers must submit an application via this form, which requests organization information, contact information and brief details about the upcoming event.

Project and organization budgets are not required. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

If you have additional questions regarding program priorities, eligibility, or process, please reach out to ZFF staff at togetherincommunity​