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 for arts and cultural institutions of all sizes.

Need to work on an application or complete a report? View our Online Application & Reporting System guide for more information.

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Quick Facts

Next Funding Opportunity
The next funding opportunity is for the 2020-2021 cycle, which will likely be open for applicants in 2019.
Grant Range
Based on funding formula.
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 2018-19 General Operating Support grant recipients. View a comprehensive list of all 2007-2019 grants by organization across programs.
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 process. If you need help choosing a grant program, view our current Grant Program Guide.

Key Dates

January 2018 - December 2019
2018-19 Grant Period
May 2019
2020-21 grant program guidelines available; Online Eligibility Check, Application Open
Date TBD
Grant Opportunities Workshop & Technical Assistance Opportunity for New Applicants
Date TBD
2020-21 Eligibility Check Due for New Applicants
Date TBD
Applicant Workshop
Date TBD
2020-21 Application Due
Date TBD
Panel Review Meeting - Learn More 
November 2019
2020-21 grant amounts announced during Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board meeting
January 2020 - December 2021
2020-21 Grant Period

Key Dates for Current Grant Recipients


Links for Grant Recipients

To access the Eligibility Check, Application, Grant agreement or Reports, access CAC's Online Application & Reporting System. View our guide to using the online system to access your 2018 Mid-Year report.

January 31, 2019
2018 Year-End Report Due - View Instructions, View Timeline

Application Review Process

Guided by our values of transparency and impartiality, CAC utilizes a public panel review process to award grant dollars. Learn more about the review process.

View the 2018-19 General Operating Support grant amounts.

Listen to the recordings from the 2018-19 General Operating Support Panel Review Meeting, or view the panel scores.


We welcome your inquiries about the General Operating Support grant program. Please contact your program manager for general questions about the program or India Pierre-Ingram at or 216.515.8303 x107 for technical assistance.