Foundation Announces Funding Opportunities for Small Arts Organizations

December 15, 2021

Community Giving Foundation announced that the application period is now open for Entry to Program Stream, a new general operating support grant opportunity for small arts organizations and non-arts organizations or units of government with a history of at least one year of providing consistent arts programming or arts services in Pennsylvania and average annual revenue less than $200,000. The application period also is open for Program Stream, an existing funding opportunity. Entry to Program Stream and Program Stream grants may be used for operations, programs, or projects.

Entry to Program Stream is designed to be a pathway to attaining long-term general operating support. Grantees will typically remain in the program for one to three years before being recommended for Program Stream. Grant amounts for Entry to Program Stream are estimated to be a maximum of $2,000, while Program Stream grant amounts are estimated to be a maximum of $3,000. Both streams are funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency under the Office of the Governor, and administered regionally by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), PCA’s statewide network of re-granting partners.

Interested organizations should apply through their respective PPA partner organization. The Community Giving Foundation serves as the PCA’s PPA partner organization for Region 3. Additional details including guidelines, service area, and how to apply can be found online here. Applications for Program Stream are due January 18, 2022, and applications for Entry to Program Stream are due February 15, 2022.

Community Giving Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that develops, manages, and distributes funds for charitable purposes in communities across the Central Susquehanna region.