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Vibrant Arts and Culture

Grants to Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Nonprofits for
Arts and Culture Programming in Eligible Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

08/30/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana nonprofit organizations to promote arts and culture in eligible counties. Funding is intended to improve accessibility to and availability of the arts, including cultural activities and arts education that is inclusive of all abilities, ages, income levels, races, and ethnicities in the region. Funding may be used to support, expand, or strengthen existing programs, enact capital improvements, launch a new program, or build organizational capacity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186623

Estimated Size of Grant:

GCF will be awarding grants of up to $25,000 this year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility requirements:
- Applicants must be classified as tax-exempt by the IRS, typically 501(c)(3) status.
- Grants will be made to organizations with efforts based in the Greater Cincinnati region, which includes the counties of Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont in Ohio; Boone, Kenton, and Campbell in Kentucky; and Dearborn in Indiana.

Collaborations between like organizations is highly favored. Funding will not be awarded for fundraising campaigns.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A grant workshop will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.:

Greater Cincinnati Foundation
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Friday, August 30, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

- RFP Workshop: August 9, 2019
- Proposal Deadline: August 30, 2019
- Decision Communicated: November 2019
- Funding Received: November 2019

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:;

Use the "GCF Responsive Grant Application."

Please direct any questions to:
Rickell Howard Smith, Director of Community Strategies

Questions about the Foundant system or timeline can be directed to:
Rosie Polter, Grants Associate

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Dearborn County;   Kentucky: Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties;   Ohio: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont Counties