Mini Grants


Mini Grants are available to schools and non profit organizations to help fund arts-related projects serving Tempe residents. Mini Grant requests are available up to a maximum of $500 and the budget must show equal matching dollars.

Applications for these grants are accepted annually between July 1 and May 1. Mini Grant requests must be submitted at least six (6) weeks in advance of a project.

Mail or hand deliver completed applications to the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Suite 204, Tempe, AZ 85282



Applicants may request grant support up to a maximum of $500.  

  • Requests must be matched by a minimum contribution equal to the amount requested.
  • Requests may include services of artists and art educators, supplies, student stipends, production costs, space rental, marketing, printing and travel.
  • One request per applicant will be funded per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).



At the time an application is submitted and the grant is awarded, an applicant must be:

  • a public school, non profit charter school, school district located in the city of Tempe or an after-school program;
  • a registered non profit 501(c)(3) organization;
  • a neighborhood association or homeowners association that is registered with the city of Tempe Neighborhood Services Division;
  • an organization submitting a project in which its participants/audiences are drawn primarily from Tempe city limits.


Mini Grants do not fund:

  • for-profit organizations, for-profit schools or for-profit after-school programs;
  • schools located outside of the city of Tempe boundaries unless the school primarily serves Tempe residents;
  • an organization or learning institution’s administrative or artistic staff salaries; construction or renovation of facilities, capital expenditures, reduction of debt, feasibilities studies, receptions, lobbying expenses, re-granting, scholarship programs or awards;
  • organizations that are incorporated for religious purposes or projects that focus on religious themes;
  • university- or college-sponsored projects unless they are open to non-credit participants;
  • an applicant who failed to submit a Final Report from a previously funded grant.









Maja Aurora
3500 S. Rural Road, Suite 204
Tempe, AZ 85282

The Arts Grants office is located on the 
2nd Floor of the Tempe Public Library. 
We are closed on weekends and 
City-recognized holidays.



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