Grants 2018-05-24T13:30:33+00:00

Give For Greatness Grants

*NOTE: 2018-19 funding cycle information will be available by the end of July.  Thank you!

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, and in 2017 twenty-five arts and cultural nonprofits in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties received $1,000 general operating support grants through this program.

Congratulations to our 2017 recipients!

2017 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 82 applicants, the following 25 organizations were chosen by a panel of local cultural leaders:

  • 1891 Fredonia Opera House
  • Amherst Bel Canto Choir
  • Amor & Heritage Dance
  • Buffalo International Film Festival
  • Buffalo Maritime Center
  • Buffalo Opera Unlimited
  • Buffalo Society of Artists
  • Buffalo String Works
  • Buffalo Sugar City Inc.
  • Carnegie Art Center
  • The Cass Project
  • Center Dance
  • Cultural Alliance of Niagara
  • El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera
  • The Fountain Arts Center, Inc.
  • Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo
  • India Association of Buffalo
  • Jewish Repertory Theatre
  • Lockport Public Arts Council
  • Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe
  • The Olean Theatre Workshop
  • Second Generation Theatre Co.
  • Southern Tier Symphony, Inc.
  • Subversive Theatre Collective
  • Unique Theatre Company

2016 RECIPIENTS

Thirty-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 78 applicants, the following 35 organizations were chosen by a panel of local cultural leaders:

  • African American Center for Cultural Development
  • Amor & Heritage
  • Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center
  • Blues Society of Western New York
  • Brazen-Faced Varlets
  • Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Buffalo Infringement Festival
  • Buffalo Jazz Collective
  • Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
  • Buffalo Religious Arts Center
  • Buffalo Silver Band
  • Buffalo String Works
  • Carnegie Art Center
  • Cattaraugus County Arts Council
  • Cuba Circulating Library
  • Dance Days of Buffalo
  • El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera
  • Fountain Arts Center
  • Friends of Vienna
  • German American Musicians Association
  • Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York
  • Lock City Glee Club
  • Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe
  • Niagara Falls Little Theatre / The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild
  • Nickel City Opera
  • North Shore Arts Alliance
  • Olean Theatre Workshop
  • Orchard Park Chorale
  • PDdance (National Parkinson Foundation WNY)
  • Polish Arts Club of Buffalo
  • Red Blazer Men’s Chorus
  • Southern Tier Symphony, Inc.
  • Subversive Theatre Collective
  • Sugar City
  • Western Door Playhouse

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