ASI is excited to announce that application materials for our annual Give for Greatness granting program are now live. The grants, which support nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties by providing general operating funds, are administered by ASI every year in anticipation of year-end goals and the holiday season. This year, between 20 and 30 nonprofits will receive $1,000; the deadline to apply is November 7.

Eligible organizations must:

    • Have 501c3 or NYS CHAR 500 status (current or pending) or be fiscally sponsored by another organization that meets this criteria
        • Contact Holly ( if you plan on using a fiscal sponsor
    • Have cultural activity or programming as their primary purpose or mission
    • 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 ASI as a funder if funds are received

The grant is funded by money that we raise throughout the year and is supported by Fund for the Arts, Lawyers for the Arts, Lawyers for the Arts: Classical Edition, and The Rupp Family Foundation. Since its inception in 2014, ASI has distributed more than $100,000 in Give for Greatness Grants to over 100 regional arts and cultural organizations.

For more information, visit the Give for Greatness page of our website or contact Holly at