CAC’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. CAC meets this mission through two primary grant programs: General Operating Support and Project Support.
CAC is driven by a commitment to continually improve its grant programs so they are more responsive to organizations and residents. As such, CAC revises its grant programs each cycle to make it easier for qualified organizations to receive funding, ensure transparency and good stewardship, and to distribute public funds more equitably.
General Operating Support offers multi-year, unrestricted grants to Cuyahoga County-based 501c3 organizations that have a primary mission of arts or culture. General Operating Support grants have ranged in size from $6,000 to $1.8 million.
Project Support grants offer annual support for specific projects in the county. What sets the program apart is its commitment to funding arts and culture in unexpected and often unusual places, resulting in grants to senior centers, community development corporations and social service agencies, in addition to more traditional arts and culture nonprofits. Grants have ranged in size from $625 to $50,000.
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