Tri-City Arts Programs Receive Grants

Bea Karnes

UNION CITY, CA — Alameda County has distributed $900,000 to 157 Alameda County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations through its Arts Relief Grant Program, including in Fremont and Newark. There were no awards in Union City.

The CARES Act-funded grant program was established to help organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The County recognizes that arts and cultural organizations are an essential part of our community and an instrumental aspect of our economic recovery,” said Melissa Wilk, Alameda County Auditor-Controller.

The grants range in size from $3,150 to $15,750. All qualifying applicants received an award. The size of each grant was based on the organization’s operating budget.

Here are the Tri-City grant recipients:

Fremont —

  • Chabad of Fremont Jewish Center Arts and Cultural Traditions, $3,150

  • Fremont Art Association, $3,150

  • Fremont Symphony, $3,150

  • Friends of Children with Special Needs, $15,750

  • Mission Peak Chamber Singers,$3,150

  • Music at the Mission, $3,150

  • Music For Minors II, $3,150

  • Narika, $3,150

  • StarStruck Theatre, $6,300

  • Tri‐City Band Corps, $3,150

Newark —

  • Stage 1 Theatre, $3,150

Union City —

  • No awards

This article originally appeared on the Union City Patch