Call for applications for 2016 Give for Greatness general operating grants.  Up to thirty five (35) grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

To be eligible, an organization must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have 501c3 or NYS CHAR 500 status (current or pending) or be fiscally sponsored by another organization that meets this criteria;
  • Have cultural activity or programming as your primary purpose;
  • Be located in Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Cattaraugus, or Chautauqua Counties;
  • Have a current operating budget of under $300,000;
  • Receive less than $15,000 in county funding (or no county funding) for programs or operations for the current fiscal year;
  • Be willing to recognize Give for Greatness and Arts Services Initiative of WNY as a funder if funds are received.

Applications are due by 11:59pm on December 7, 2016.

If you have any questions please email [email protected], or call 716-362-8389.

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