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Fran Haynes

Rita Paiz
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Raenel Toste
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Diane Gilbert
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ARTrageous Grant Program


Application Deadline:    Ongoing                       Grant Amount:      (Max of $500)

Mission Statement of the Sugar Plump Fairies: 

Through creativity, silliness, and fun-raising, The Sugar Plump Fairies seek to inspire the generosity of others in order to provide Auburn area youth with greater access to the Arts in all its forms.

Grant Program Description and Objectives:  

The Sugar Plump Fairies use performance art and creativity to support good works in the community. We believe that the arts can open minds, provide inspiration, connect people across cultural, racial, and class boundaries, and generally enhance the quality of life for individuals and our community.

The Sugar Plump Fairy Grant Program, ARTrageous encourages creative projects which promote cultural diversity in the foothill area of Placer County through mini-grants, not to exceed $500.00. Our focus is to inspire community members to use their own creativity to enhance their lives and the community.

Who May Apply: 

~Artists, performers, writers, musicians, etc., desiring to bring a program to a minimum of 10 children of the greater Auburn area

~ Non-profit organizations

~Schools, including classroom instruction, assemblies, and performances with an educational and interactive component

~Service clubs and youth groups

We cannot fund: 

~Grants that serve one individual

~On-going staff positions

~For-profit groups

~Political or faith–based activities.

~Fundraisers of any kind

~Projects that discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or disability.

We are a new non-profit organization. Our funds are currently limited and so our initial grants will be for projects that reach the greatest number of youth. Our maximum grant amount is $500.

Support May be Requested For: 

  1. Performance- We may contribute funds towards bringing performance to community youth audiences.  We are particularly interested in, but not limited to, performances that foster understanding and appreciation for diversity and world cultures. Examples: Mariachi band, Taiko drumming, rap performance, ethnic dance troupe, visual arts, youth symphony.
  1. Education- We may provide funds to pay for “artists-in-residence” to present assemblies, workshops or demonstrations in local schools or youth programs. Example: A performing artist could give a performance and then teach related skills to a group of youth.
  1. Materials- We may provide funds to purchase actual materials required in order for groups of youth to participate in the arts. Example: purchase classroom or project materials such as clay, paint, costuming, etc.

We are a new non-profit. Our funds are currently limited and so our initial grants will be for projects that reach the greatest number of youth.

How to Apply: 

We are now accepting applications online!

Click Here to Apply Online

Grant Review Process: 

Applications will be reviewed by Sugar Plump Fairy board members for eligibility, adherence to guidelines, and support of our purpose. Preference will be given to culturally diverse experiences, numbers of youth benefiting, and originality of the project.

Notification and Payment of Grant: 

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application for funds within 60 days of each deadline. The Sugar Plump Fairies will provide the funds within 2 weeks of receiving an invoice and/or supporting documentation if we provide partial funding.

Grantee Responsibilities: 

Successful applicants will agree to sign a contract with the Sugar Plump Fairies.

Grantees must complete a final report within 30 days of the completion of the project, summarizing results of the project. Please return the report to Sugar Plump Fairies, P.O. Box 4896, Auburn, Ca. 95604 or by email to our Board President, Fran Haynes.



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