For Immediate Release
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January 22, 2015 – SAN DIEGO – The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) is continuing its commitment to building an emerging arts and culture district in southeastern San Diego. A new round of JACOBS PRESENTS: Cultural Celebrations & Performances Grants (CCPG) will be provided through a competitive grant process to nonprofits for activities taking place on the Jacobs Center campus from July 2015 to June 2016. Activities must promote the sharing and learning of cultures and diverse art forms.

The CCPG grants ensure a wide range of diverse cultural activities will be offered throughout the year. In the last round of funding, 14 grants were awarded for fiscal year 2015 for groups ranging from San Diego Museum Council, San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, Center for World Music, Lao Community Cultural Center, Culture Shock Dance and many more.

Events must be open to the public; increase opportunities for San Diego residents and visitors to create, learn about, enjoy, and participate in the arts; provide for diverse populations to share their heritages and culture; enrich the lives of the people of San Diego; and assist in building The Village at Market Creek as a vibrant cultural destination. Nonprofit organizations with an arts and culture focus or mission may apply. This grant application and review process is highly competitive and will be judged on how well the project meets the review criteria.

The Grant awards range from $2,000 to $10,000. The application deadline is Thursday, February 26, 2015 by 5 p.m. Decisions will be announced by April 2015.

Attendance at a Technical Assistance Workshop to learn more about the process is highly recommended. Workshops are scheduled at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb 2, 2015 and at noon, Friday, Feb 6, 2015 in the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center Community Room. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please reserve your place by emailing or contact Victoria Hamilton at 619-527-6161 ext. 360 for more information.

For more information on JCNI’s Arts and Community Development initiatives and grants, visit

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The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) is partnering with resident teams in southeastern San Diego to transform nearly sixty acres into The Village at Market Creek, a LEED-certified neighborhood and vibrant cultural destination. Through a network of nonprofit and for-profit partners, locally-owned businesses and national tenants, a community and conference center, and a portfolio of social enterprise projects, JCNI is creating assets that will become economic engines for the community when the foundation sunsets in 2030. Under the banner of “Resident Ownership of Neighborhood Change,” the people who live and work in the community create the vision, lead the implementation, and own the change in their community.