Community Sponsorships

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Community organizations and individuals interested in requesting sponsorship from the City must complete a Community Sponsorship Application. Applicants can receive up to $50,000 per City fiscal year (July 1 - June 30), contingent on funding availability. 

Total sponsorship funding through this program shall not exceed $250,000 but may be less from year to year dependent upon available funds identified through the annual budget process. 

2024 Deadlines

  • Applications must be received by: May 10, 2024 at 5:00 PM (PT)
  • Completed applications can be submitted:
    • In person or by mail to the Office of the City Manager, 200 Lincoln Ave, Salinas, CA 93901
    • By email to
  • Before the event: All proof of all permits, clearances, insurances, and event authorizations must be provided to the City prior to the event, if applicable.
  • After the event: An After Action Program/Event Summary & Expense Report must be submitted to the City within thirty (30) days after the event.


The purpose of the Community Sponsorship program is to establish a standardized process for sponsorship awards to qualifying non-profit community organizations, youth athletic groups/organizations, educational groups, or individuals, that provide a public benefit for the City’s residents.

Questions? Email or call (831) 758-7201.