TCA Mini Grant Program

TCA Mini Grants


The Taiko Community Alliance is seeking mini-grant proposals for projects that align with, further, and promote the mission of the TCA to empower the people and advance the art of taiko. More information about the TCA core values and guiding principles can be found here.

Project type is not further defined to encourage creativity and innovation in proposals. Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Alignment with TCA mission- 30%
  • Feasibility- 30%
  • Significance- 30%
  • Experience/capacity of applicant and/or partners- 10%

Amount of Award

TCA has a total of $1,500 to award under this mini-grant program. It is hoped at least 3 projects will be supported; therefore, requesting the full $1,500 is not encouraged.

A 1:1 match is required. For example, if an applicant requests $500, that applicant should demonstrate that they have $500 worth of resources to dedicate to the project. Both cash and in-kind match are accepted; the match can be 100% in-kind.

Applicants must be a 501c3 nonprofit. Fiscal sponsors may be used, and, in the case of individual artists are highly encouraged. Applicants do not have to be members of the TCA. TCA Board members, employees and contractors are not eligible to apply.

Application & Funding Process

Applications will be accepted between 9/6/16-10/5/16, closing at 11:59 PM on 10/5. A review panel made up of TCA Board and Committee members will evaluate applications in October; awards will be announced in early November.

Awardees will receive one lump-sum payment of their full grant amount in December 2016 or January 2017 and will be required to file a final report by August 31, 2017.

Please click on the link below for our grant application.



Contact Rome Hamner, TCA Fundraising Committee Chair, at or (520) 461-5922.