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 next funding opportunity is for the 2020-2021 cycle, which is open to applicants until May 30, 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.  If you need help choosing a grant program, view our current Grant Program Guide.
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 or call 216-515-8303.

Guidelines & Reports


 View helpful tools and resources for your application or report.


Key Dates

January 2018 - December 2019
2018-19 Grant Period
May 30, 2019 by 4:30 pm ET
Eligibility Check Due for New GOS 2020-21 Applicants - Learn More
(Current 2018-19 Grant Recipients Need Not Apply)
June 19, July 9, and July 18, 2019
Grant Application Workshops - Learn More
June 21 and June 24, 2019
One-on-One Meetings Available with CAC Grant Program Managers - Learn More
July 17, 2019
SMU | DataArts Data + Stories Workshop - Learn More
July 31, 2019
2019 Mid-Year Report Due - View Instructions
August 1, 2019 by 4:30 pm ET
2020-21 Application Due for New Applicants
(Current 2018-19 Grant Recipients Need Not Apply)
Week of September 23, 2019
Panel Review Meeting - Learn More
November 2019
2020-21 Grant Amounts Announced at CAC's Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
January 2020 - December 2021
2020-21 Grant Period

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 x107 for technical assistance.