The Eastside Arts Initiative is a grant-making program in partnership with LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Foundation and the Eastside Arts Initiative Council. EAI is focused on supporting non-profit visual and performing arts organizations, and fostering collaborations for furthering the arts in the Greater Eastside. The California Community Foundation works with LA Plaza in developing, managing and operating the Arts Initiative. The Arts Initiative offers a user-friendly and easily accessible grant program that provides matching funds for arts programming.
In addition, the Arts Initiative advocates for partnership-building among arts organizations to create opportunities for maximizing resources, cross marketing and information sharing. The $8 million Arts Initiative is an endowment fund held by CCF, and generates an annual interest for the benefit of this grant-making program.