Apply For A Grant

How does one apply to JSEF for a grant?

Return completed application by email to info@jsef.org or mail to


John Sims Endowment Funds for the Performing Arts

PO Box 14172

San Francisco, CA 94114

Who does JSEF Provide Grants to?

  • LGBT performing arts organization
  • 501(c)(3) non-profit group
  • Preference given to groups which have established and contributed to an investment fund that JSEF manages

What type of grants are funded

  • New commissions
  • Large equipment/instruments

Funding Schedule

The following quarterly application and funding schedule is followed by the Jon Sims Endowment Fund: Applications should be sent to the Endowment Fund to arrive no later than the first of the month of each quarter to have funds dispersed the 15th of the first month of the following quarter.

  • Example #1: application deadline of January 1 for a distribution date of April 15.
  • Example #2: application deadline of April 1 for a distribution date of July 15.
  • Example #3: application deadline of July 1 for a distribution date of October 15.
  • Example #4: application deadline of October 1 for a distribution date of January 15.