Community Grant Programs

For nearly 30 years, the Town of Los Gatos has been providing grants to organizations to assist in launching projects that directly benefit the community and residents of Los Gatos.


The Community Grant application period for non-profit organizations application period is now closed.


(The Innovation Grants application period is now closed. Please check back in July 2024 for the next grant cycle. )

Are you a civic-minded community member or student with a small idea for a project that could be the start of a big change in Los Gatos? The Town of Los Gatos is offering four micro-grants of $1,500 each to kick-start innovative grassroots ideas that would benefit our schools, neighborhoods, or community. Examples of past innovative projects have included developing neighborhood communication tools for wildfire preparedness, creating a platform for connecting excess household items to people and organizations that could use them, attempting new methods to reduce plastic waste in community spaces, dance programs for people with visual and hearing impairments, and public speaking workshops for elementary school students. What will your project be? 

The Innovation Grant application period for individual community members and students is open from Monday, July 24 and closes on Monday, September 4th at 5:00 p.m. Applicants must be Los Gatos residents, or students attending a school in Los Gatos. Follow the application link to see all rules. 

Click here for the application.

As this is a competitive process, applicants are encouraged to review the grant scoring rubric to help guide their application responses. Click to view the scoring rubric.

For additional information or questions please contact Library Director Ryan Baker.

Fiscal year 2021-2022 grant recipient presentations can be found here: