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? Start here.

  Submit an Application or Report

Quick Facts

Next Funding Opportunity
Apply by June 1, 2023 for 2024-2025 funding.  
Grant Range
Based on funding formula.
What We Fund
501c3 nonprofits in Cuyahoga County that have a primary mission of arts or culture. If you need help choosing a grant type, view our 2024 Grants Guide.
Who We Support
See our current General Operating Support grant recipients. View a comprehensive list of all 2007-2023 grants by organization across programs.
How to Stay Informed
Sign up for our newsletter or call 216-515-8303.

Guidelines & Reports

 View a list of technical assistance opportunities for your 2024 application.

Key Dates

January 1 - December 31, 2023
2023 Grant Period

April 25, 2023, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Interactive 990 Workshop with Plante Moran - Watch the Recording

May 11, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
2024 Grant Opportunities Workshop - Learn More

June 1, 2023, 4:30 pm
Eligibility Check Due for 2024-25 General Operating Support Grants

July 11, 2023, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Getting Started with the Cultural Data Profile Workshop - Learn More

July 14, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
GOS Application Workshop - Learn More

July 31, 2023
2023 Mid-Year Report Due

August 3, 2023, 4:30 pm
Application Due for 2024-25 General Operating Support Grants

September 19, 2023
Public Panel Review - Learn More

November 15, 2023
2024 Grants Announced at CAC's Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

January 1 - December 31, 2024
2024 Grant Period

January 31, 2024
2023 Year-End Report 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 General Operating Support. Please contact a grants manager for general questions. For technical assistance, contact us at or 216-515-8303.