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Fund for the Arts is pleased to open applications for Sustaining Impact Grants to provide mission-based support to charitable arts organizations whose programming supports the priorities of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 in order to ensure the organization’s ongoing capacity to drive community impact.  They are designed to provide foundational operating support for established charitable arts organizations with a proven capacity to steward the financial investment of Fund for the Arts and its nearly 20,000 donors.

Application Details:

The application window is currently closed. For more information, contact Vice President of Community Impact Kat Abner at kabner@fundforthearts.org.

Purpose

The purpose of Sustaining Impact Grants is to provide mission-based operating support to charitable arts organizations whose programming supports the priorities of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 in order to ensure the organization’s ongoing capacity to drive community impact.

Sustaining Impact Grants are designed to provide foundational operating support for established charitable arts organizations with a proven capacity to steward the financial investment of the Fund for the Arts and its nearly 20,000 donors. Sustaining Impact Grants are meant to provide the critical support charitable arts organizations need to deliver their mission and community impact. Sustaining Impact Grants are not intended to provide “risk capital”.

Sustaining Impact Grants seek to fund a proportionate share of the revenue budget of qualifying charitable arts organizations which evidence significant levels of community support through earned and contributed revenue.

Emerging organizations, artists, and organizations that do not meet the eligibility criteria for Sustaining Impact Grants are encouraged to apply for other Fund for the Arts support opportunities, including project support or capacity building support. Click here to view a full list of current and on-going funding and non-financial support opportunities.