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Welcome to the Arts Loan Fund Opportunity Loan Application!

The Arts Loan Fund (ALF) is a collaborative program of Northern California Grantmakers, a regional association of grantmakers. It provides quick-turnaround, short-term, low cost financial assistance to Bay Area arts and culture nonprofits. The ALF is not designed to replace contributed or earned income, but to help artists and arts organizations manage their cash flow needs.

Only nonprofit 501 ( C) (3) organizations and 501 ( C) (3) fiscally-sponsored arts organizations and arts projects are eligible to apply to the Arts Loan Fund. Please review the ALF Program guidelines for more information. If you are an individual artists please review our Individual Artist Loan program to see you are eligible for a loan.

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The Arts Loan Fund only serves organizations and fiscally-sponsored projects located in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solono, or Sonoma Counties. Please review the ALF program guidelines for more information.

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The amount you can request for an Opportunity Loan must be $30,000 or less. Please review the ALF program guidelines for more information about the Secured Bridge loan for loans greater than $30,000.

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There might be other types of Arts Fund Loans that may be appropriate for your organzation. Please review the ALF program guidelines for more information.

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For Returning Loan Applicants:
If this is your first time applying for the loan, please select "yes"

You are not eligible to apply at this time. There must be a minimum three month "rest period" for loans repaid on time, six months for loans repaid through Class I extensions and 12 months for Class II extensions between repayment of a loan and consideration of a new request to the ALF. Please review the ALF Program guidelines for more information.

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