Give For Greatness Grants

The Give for Greatness Grant supports non-profit cultural organizations in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties by providing general operating funds. It is administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc. (ASI) and funded by money we raise throughout the 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, Give for Greatness has raised and distributed over $100,000 for over 100 local arts and cultural organizations in WNY!

ELIGIBILITY

The Give for Greatness grants provide general operating support in the amount of $1,000. Between twenty and thirty $1,000 grants are given out each year, depending on the amount of money raised that 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. **Please contact us directly if you plan on being fiscally sponsored for this grant by emailing holly@asiwny.org
  • Have 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 Initiative of WNY as a funder if funds are received.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The 2019 application is available now.

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.

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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

2019 RECIPIENTS

Grant recipients will be announced in December 2019.

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2015 AWARDEES

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