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

Current Funding Opportunity
Apply now for funding in 2018-19. View the 2018-19 General Operating Support Guidelines for more information.
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 2015-17 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 process. If you need help choosing a grant program, view our current Grant Program Guide.

Key Dates

Monday, May 15
2018-19 grant program guidelines available; Online Eligibility Check, Application Open
Friday, June 2
2018 Grant Opportunities Workshop & Technical Assistance Opportunity for New Applicants - Register here.
Thursday, July 20 by 4:30 pm
2018-19 Eligibility Check Due for New Applicants
July 2017
2018 Applicant Workshop
Thursday, August 24 by 4:30 pm
2018-19 Application Due
October 2-3
Panel Review Meeting - Learn More or listen to the audio archive
Monday, November 13 at 4 pm
2018-19 grant amounts announced during Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board meeting
January 2018 - December 2019
Grant Period

Links for Cultural Partners

To access the Eligibility Check, Application, Grant agreement or Reports, access CAC's Online Application & Reporting System

July 31, 2017
2017 Mid-Year Report Due

January 31, 2018
2017 Year-End Report Due

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.

Listen to the recordings from the 2015-17 General Operating Support Panel Review Meeting, or view the total scores.

Contact

We welcome your inquiries about the General Operating Support grant program. Please contact us at info@cacgrants.org or (216) 515-8303.