Apply for a Grant

To review the application questions before you start, click here (please note, this is only for review purposes—applications must be submitted via the survey below).

Questions or comments regarding Bolton Foundation grants? Contact us directly.


Our Grant Process

  • Grant applications are accepted from mid-July to February 28, submissions received after this date will not be accepted.
  • All grant recipients will be recognized and presented a grant funding check at our annual Throw Down event.


  • The organization or program requesting funding must be a registered 501c (3) with a valid tax ID.
  • The organization or service for which funds are sought must be located California.
  • The organization or program must benefit community development, education or youth services.
    Grants must be used as either seed money for start-up programs or funding for existing programs.

Please note, the following are areas that do not qualify for grants:

  • International organizations
  • General expenses (overhead, travel, conferences, etc.)
  • Political action committees, political causes or contributions to candidates
  • Individuals – grants made directly to an individual, or grants made to an organization such as a school for the benefit of a specific individual