Multi-year Grants to Support Resilient Organizations 

Vibrant arts and cultural institutions. Community theaters, arts education and history groups. Nature centers and science museums.

General Operating Support grants strengthen the community with multi-year core support to arts and cultural institutions of all sizes.

Need to work on an application or complete a report? Log in now to our Online Application & Reporting System.

Beck Center Dance

Quick Facts

Next Funding Opportunity
The initial deadline to apply for 2015-16 funding has now passed.  Learn more about the 2015-16 General Operating Support grant program.
Grant Range
Based on funding formula, organization budget size and panel score.
What We Fund
501c3 nonprofits in Cuyahoga County that have a primary mission of arts or culture and meet specific eligibility criteria.
Who We Support
See our 2013-14 General Operating Support Cultural Partners, or grant recipients.
How to Stay Informed
Sign up for our newsletter and email updates or call 216-515-8303.

Your Roadmap

We’ve created guidelines to help you navigate our online application and grantmaking process. If you need help choosing a grant program, see our current Grant Program Overview.

Key Dates

Late May, 2014
Grant program guidelines available; Online Eligibility Check, Application Open
June 25, 2014 by 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Check Due for New Applicants
August 28, 2014 by 4:30 p.m.
Application Due
Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 12:00 Noon
Panel Review Process Twitter Chat - Learn More
October 6-8, 2014
Panel Review Meeting - Learn More
November 24, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Grant awards announced during Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s board meeting.
January 2015 - December 2016
Grant Period

Application Review Process

Guided by our values of transparency and impartiality, CAC utilizes a public panel process to award grant dollars. Learn more about the review process, or view the details about the upcoming 2015-16 General Operating Support Panel Review Meeting on October 6-8, 2014.

Listen to the recordings from our most recent General Operating Support Panel.

View the panel scores of our most recent General Operating Support Panel.

Contact

We welcome your inquiries about the General Operating Support grant program. Please contact Jesse Hernandez, program manager, at jhernandez@cacgrants.org or (216) 515-8303, x108.