Current Grant Awards

Fiscal Year 2019 - 2020 Grant Award Recipients  



Project Grants



Bold New Voices by Creative Cauldron
Creative Cauldron was awarded $5,000 to launch a "Bold New Voices Musical Theater Festival" competition. The goal of the festival is aimed at supporting musical works written and/or composed by women and women-identifying writers and composers. This project will address a decade's old, systematic gap in musical theater representation. Learn more at www.creativecauldron.org. 

Events Grants Falls Church Arts
Falls Church Arts, Inc. was awarded $2,516 to improve its versatility and capacity for large events and improve their availability to handle multiple locations. They plan to expand their presence at city events, such as Watch Night, the Tinner Hill Music Festival, the Falls Church Festival, etc. Learn more at www.fallschurcharts.org. 

Holiday Concert by Washington Sinfonietta
Washington Sinfonietta (WS) was awarded $2,000 to help fund a free family holiday concert with reception at the Falls Church Episcopal Church on Sunday December 15, 2019. The mission of the Washington Sinfonietta is to enrich the community through affordable, accessible, and high-quality symphonic and chamber music performances. The holiday concert will also provide opportunities for local school youth choruses and student musicians to perform. Learn more at www.washingtonsinfonietta.org/concerts

Studio Classes by 
Falls Church Arts
Falls Church Arts, Inc. was awarded $3,500 to help increase capacity at art classes, presentations, workshops, etc. Funding will be used for needed chairs, folding tables, and walker system items for displaying art. Learn more at www.fallschurcharts.org. 

Tinner Hill Blues Festival by Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation (THHF) was awarded $5,000 for the 2020 Tinner Hill Blues Festival. The festival, which takes place Saturday, June 13, 2020 is the city’s oldest ethnic festival and is in its 27thyear. Learn more at www.tinnerhill.org/blues-festival

Watch Night Sponsored by The Little City CATCH Foundation
TLCCF has received on behalf of Watch Night, a $4,784 grant to support this annual event. This New Year’s Eve celebration is a free event, fun for all ages, supporting local entertainers, artists and businesses. Learn more at www.watchnightfallschurch.com 

Welcoming Week by Welcoming Falls Church
Welcoming Falls Church was awarded $2,284 for their welcoming week initiative to raise awareness of the contemporary immigrant experience. The project included public talks by an acclaimed author, Imbolo Mbue, in Falls Church on September 14, 2019. Ms. Mbue discussed her book Behold the Dreamers as well as her own personal immigration experience. Learn more at welcomingfallschurch.org. 

Operational Grants



Creative Cauldron

Guided by the belief that creativity is a fundamental need of the human spirit, Creative Cauldron (CC) is dedicated to providing affordable, enriching, and diverse experiences in the performing and visual arts to Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, DC community. The grant amount was $13,437.

Falls Church Arts
Falls Church Arts (FCA) Mission is to ensure that the arts are an essential part of the cultural environment of the City of Falls Church. To achieve this end, the organization will conceive, develop, and implement programs to foster the visual, performing and applied arts in our DC area community. The grant amount was $6,765.

The Little City CATCH Foundation
The goal of the Little City CATCH Foundation is to support activities, programs, events and strategies that encourage arts, history and cultural education and to strengthen the vitality of these efforts in the City and serves as a catalyst, facilitating interconnections with groups and in the greater community.  The grant amount was $1,139.

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation (THHF) supports a variety of activities that preserve, present, and interpret the rich African-American history, civil rights legacy, music and culture of Falls Church for residents, teachers, students, and visitors. Annual programs include the Harlem Renaissance Fair and Tinner Hill Blues Festival.  The grant amount was $3,335.

Washington Sinfonietta
The mission of the WS to enrich the community through affordable, accessible, and high-quality symphonic and chamber music performances. The grant amount was $324.