Multi-year Grants to Support Arts & Culture 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.

  Online Application & Reporting System

Quick Facts

Next Funding Opportunity
The opportunity to apply for 2020-2021 funding is now closed.
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.  If you need help choosing a grant program, view our current Grant Program Guide.
Who We Support
See our 2020-21 General Operating Support grant recipients. View a comprehensive list of all 2007-2020 grants by organization across programs.
How to Stay Informed
Sign up for our newsletter or call 216-515-8303.

Guidelines & Reports


 View helpful tools and resources for your application or report.


Key Dates

January 2020 - December 2021
2020-21 Grant Period
July 31, 2020
2020 Mid-Year Report Due - Learn More
January 31, 2021
2020 Year-End Report & 2021 Goal Setting Due


Application Review Process

CAC utilizes a public panel review process to award grant dollars. Learn more about the review process.

Contact Us

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 for technical assistance.