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Grant Programs

The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester makes the following competitive grants:

Now Available - 2018 Capacity Building Grants Application Materials

Grant opportunities for nonprofit cultural organizations

Grant programs are offered contingent upon the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester’s receipt of funding. The Arts & Cultural Council reserves the right to cancel the grant programs at any time.


Capacity Building Grants
Grants 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 will support 2019 projects that improve an organization’s management, develop audiences, strengthen fundraising and/or achieve operating efficiencies through shared resources. Applicants must be arts and cultural organizations with budgets that do not exceed $500,000, located in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, or Yates County.

2018 Capacity Building Grants Application Deadline-Grants for the year 2019
Thursday, November 1, 2018, by 4:00 p.m.

2018 CBG Application Materials
For Projects completed in 2019

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

If you have questions about the application, guidelines or budget,
please contact ACCGR Office Manager
Ellen Beck
via email at
[email protected]

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.


These projects are funded by a grant received from the Rochester Area Community Foundation.


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