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Applications available for ASI's 'Give for Greatness' granting program


Wed, Oct 9th 2019 03:20 pm

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced application materials for its annual “Give for Greatness” granting program are 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 Nov. 7.

  • Eligible organizations must have 501(c)(3) or NYS CHAR 500 status (current or pending) or be fiscally sponsored by another organization that meets this criteria. Contact Holly at [email protected] if planning to use 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 none) 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 ASI raises 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 on the ASI website or contact Holly.

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