Grants 2018-12-13T12:22:46+00:00

Give For Greatness Grants

Give for Greatness, a program of ASI, has raised and distributed over $100,000 for local arts and cultural groups since 2014!  With the communities’ support Give for Greatness has been able to fund over 100 arts and cultural organizations in WNY.  Because of you we’re making Western New York a community where the arts don’t just survive but thrive!

What is unique about the Give for Greatness program is through community support, we raise funds to give out to the five counties of WNY annually.  In 2015 thirty, in 2016 thirty-five, in 2017 twenty-five, and in 2018 twenty-five arts and cultural nonprofits in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties received $1,000 general operating support grants through this program.

2018 RECIPIENTS

Twenty-five grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each were distributed thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

Out of 61 applicants, the following 25 organizations were chosen by a panel of local cultural leaders:

  • Art for Rural America
  • Brazen-Faced Varlets
  • Buffalo Choral Arts Society
  • Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Buffalo GirlChoir
  • Buffalo International Film Festival Inc.
  • Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art
  • Buffalo Jazz Collective
  • Buffalo Opera Unlimited
  • Buffalo String Works
  • Buffalo Sugar City Inc.
  • Carnegie Art Center
  • Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet
  • ComedySportz Buffalo, Inc.
  • Danceability
  • El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera
  • The Fountain Arts Center
  • Harmonia Chamber Singers
  • Holland Community Choir
  • Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes
  • Second Generation Theatre
  • Southern Tier Symphony, Inc.
  • Tri-County Arts Council
  • Unique Theatre Company
  • WNY Book Arts Collaboration

APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING

The 2018 application is NOW CLOSED!

Arts Services Initiative of WNY is issuing a call for applications for 2018 Give for Greatness general operating grants.  Grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 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 -please contact us directly if you plan on being fiscally sponsored for this grant by emailing info@asiwny.org
    and that meets this criteria;
  • Have cultural activity or programming as its 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.

PAST GIVE FOR GREATNESS RECIPIENTS & PANELISTS

PANEL ROSTER
2017 AWARDEES
2016 AWARDEES
2015 AWARDEES

GIVE FOR GREATNESS SPONSORS

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