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Now Available - 2016 Capacity Building Grants Application Materials
Grant opportunities for nonprofit cultural organizations

Capacity Building Grants are administered by the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester with support from Rochester Area Community Foundation. This program supports projects that improve an organization’s management, develop audiences, strengthen fundraising and/or achieve operating efficiencies through shared resources. Applicants must be cultural organizations with budgets that do not exceed $500,000, located in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, or Yates County. See the Guidelines below for additional eligibility requirements.

2016 Capacity Building Grants Application Deadline
Postmarked/delivered by January 15, 2016 (See the Guidelines below for further instructions.)

2016 CBG Application Materials
Application IMPORTANT: Fillable pdf information cannot be saved. It is advisable to create and save your information in a separate Word document, and paste it into the relevant fields in the fillable form. Be prepared to fill out the entire form and print it out immediately upon completion. Closing this file will delete any and all information that has been entered into it. (Adobe Reader saves only blank copies.)
Budget Form Instructions
Budget Form

Information Sessions
Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the following Grants information sessions:

December 3, 2015, 10 a.m. Historic Brighton
Historic Buckland Farmhouse
1341 Westfall Road
December 7, 2015, 10 a.m. Visual Studies Workshop
31 Prince Street
December 8, 2015, 2 p.m. LeRoy Historical Society
23 East Main Street
December 9, 2015, 1 p.m. Smith Center for the Arts
Smith Opera House
82 Seneca Street
December 16, 2015, 1:30 p.m. Arts Center of Yates County
127 Main Street
Penn Yan
December 17, 2015, 10 a.m.
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society
70 Lighthouse Street

To register for a session, contact
Ann Salter, Grants Coordinator
(585) 473-4000, option 2
[email protected]

Congratulations to the 2015 Capacity Building Grant Recipients
Visit our Facebook page to learn more about the organizations and their projects.

Canandaigua Cemetery Association
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Highland Park Conservancy
Publick Musick
PUSH Physical Theatre
Rochester Community Players
Rochester Oratorio Society
Smith Center for the Arts
Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum
Writers & Books

Many grants require that you provide the name and/or district number of your state senator and assembly member. Click here for help on finding that information.

Attention Arts Council Grantees: Please click here to download the approved language for acknowledging funding.

Please click here to download the Arts & Cultural Council logo in multiple formats for grant acknowledgement purposes.

For Capacity Building Grants, also please click here to download Rochester Area Community Foundation's logo.

Final Report Form for Grantees.

The programs and services of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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