Give For Greatness

The Give for Greatness grant supports nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties by providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000. Between twenty-five and thirty-five $1,000 grants are given out each year, depending on the amount of money raised that year.

2019 Give for Greatness supporters include:
– Fund for the Arts
– Lawyers for the Arts
– Lawyers for the Arts: Classical Edition
– The Rupp Family Foundation

Since 2014, ASI has distributed over $150,000 to nearly 100 different arts and cultural organizations in WNY!

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ELIGIBILITY

The Give for Greatness grants provide general operating support in the amount of $1,000 to small and mid-sized arts-focused nonprofit organizations across Western New York.

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 arts or cultural activity or programming as 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 Arts Services Inc. (ASI) as a funder if funds are received.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The 2019 application deadline has closed.

All applications are to be completed through our online system. 

The button below allows you to preview the application, register in the grants portal, and complete the application. The 2019 application process has ended. You can preview the grant options or set up an account for the 2020 grant cycle by clicking the link below.

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Submission Deadlines

Application Open September 20, 2019
Deadline for Applications November 7, 2019,    11:59 PM
Funding Announcements Early December 2019
Check Presentation Event December 12, 2019

PAST GIVE FOR GREATNESS RECIPIENTS & PANELISTS

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2019 AWARDEES
2018 AWARDEES
2017 AWARDEES
2016 AWARDEES
2015 AWARDEES

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