Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) Grant Summary

The Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit membership group committed to improving the lives of women and children in Orange County. DARTS invests in organizations and programs that help and empower women and their families to achieve their potential as responsible contributing members of our community.

Our members appreciate design and decoration, and are interested in learning about current trends as well as historic perspective. For its membership and guests, DARTS sponsors an annual lecture series on the decorative arts featuring experts in the fields of interior design, architecture, landscape design and other decorative arts.

Each year proposals are received from nonprofit organizations seeking funds for programs that promote our mission. These proposals are evaluated on multiple parameters, including:

  • Definition of specific purpose
  • Relevancy to our core mission
  • Thoroughness of operational planning
  • Clarity of anticipated outcomes
  • Fiscal transparency
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Impact

DARTS grants generally range from $5,000 to $25,000. Unfortunately, funding is limited, and we regret being unable to fund all of the many worthy proposals we receive.

The 2020-2021 Grant Application will be available on our site on December 15, 2019.

For additional information, please contact:

Madeline Hayward, Grants Committee Chair