Leonard Kaprielian Grants
The Sausalito Art Festival Foundation’s Investment in the Community
The Leonard Kaprielian Grants Program supports art-related projects and activities in the local community. Funding for the grants is generated by proceeds from the annual Sausalito Art Festival, held every Labor Day weekend. The Grants program is one of many areas of community involvement undertaken by the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation, in addition to the annual Festival it produces each Labor Day Weekend.
The Leonard Kaprielian Grants program honors long-time Sausalito Art Festival Foundation board member and community volunteer Leonard Kaprielian and supports the Foundation’s mission to encourage, promote and support the arts in the community.
Past recipients of Sausalito Art Festival Foundation Leonard Kaprielian Grants have included Friends of the Bay Model, Friends of the Sausalito Public Library, Golden Gate Opera, Sausalito Foundation, Sausalito Historical Society, Sausalito Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund, Sausalito-on-the-Waterfront Foundation, Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, Willow Creek Academy among others.
In 2012, nine community non-profit organizations benefitted from more than $30,000 in Leonard Kaprielian Grants.
Grants applications are accepted each Fall. Application guidelines for 2014 will be available in October.
The Sausalito Art Festival Foundation: Supporting the Young Artists of Tomorrow
Each year the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation awards scholarships to talented college-age art students from the community. The scholarships are supported by proceeds from the annual Sausalito Art Festival and gala.
Apply by filling out our online form. Please read the award requirements and instructions below.
The SAFF Scholarship Program supports the mission of the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation to encourage, promote, and support the arts for the community. Four $5000 scholarships totaling $20,000 are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors and to current enrolled college students.
- Scholars must be U.S. Citizens or a Permanent Resident Alien cardholders and be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid for Education at an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning.
- Scholars must be Residents and a 2012 High School graduate of the Bay Area or a student attending an accredited college, university or other institution of higher learning. The Bay Area is defined as the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.
- Scholars must be attending an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning during the next academic year and pursue a degree in Art or an Art related major.
To apply, applicant must provide the following to prove satisfaction of eligibility:
- Complete our online form.
- Copy of valid California Identification Card or California Drivers License.
- Official copy of your high school or college transcript verifying your GPA.
- Two (2) typed double spaced essays, 250 words maximum. Please include your name on the essays. Please see essay instructions below.
- Proof of college enrollment, including tuition bill and official registrar’s office letter.
All supporting documents, including copy of California ID, transcripts, letters, and essays, may be uploaded directly into the online form. If you encounter trouble uploading these documents, please fill out online form and then mail the supporting documents to:
Sausalito Art Festival Foundation
PO Box 10
Sausalito, CA 94966
Fax to (415) 331-1340
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Selection Process and Deadline
All eligible applications and essays will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee. Applications and uplaoded documentation must be completed online by June 15, 2013 (mailed-in documentation must be post-marked by June 15, 2013). Winners will be notified by July 1, 2013.
Personal Essay Requirements
In order to complete your application, please upload two (2) typed double spaced personal essays, of 250 words (maximum), in response to the following statements below. Please include your name on each page. Each essay will be judged on: Appropriateness to Overall Theme (30%), Persuasiveness (30%), Quality of Writing (20%), and Creativity (20%).
- Essay #1: How I Plan to Finance My College Education.
- Essay #2: How has art affected my life?
The 2012 Winners
Winners of the ninth annual, 2012 scholarships--Rea Lynn de Guzman, Lauren Manning, Xialing Ann Chen, Maria Wong, Anacelia Angel Castro and Lyndsie Fox—were honored at a reception and awards presentation June 27, 2012.