Cultural Alliance Opens Application for 2021 Impact Partner Operational Grants

January 20, 2021 Kelley Gibson News 0 Comments

Cultural Alliance Opens Application for 2021 Impact Partner Operational Grants 

James Manjo plays trombone at outdoor event at 2020 CAYC Impact Partner, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts

York, PA – The Cultural Alliance of York County is now accepting applications for their 2021 Impact Partnership.  Interested organizations should submit their application online by February 26th, 2021 to be considered.  These one-year operational support grants began in 2020, and are the pathway for organizations to become long standing partners of the Cultural Alliance. 

Eligible organizations will be: 

  • physically headquartered in York County, Pennsylvania. 
  • in good standing with 501(c)3 status from the IRS and incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania. 
  • In continual operation for at least 3 years. 
  • Operating year round, with arts, culture, or history as the organizations primary mission or purpose. 

Applications must be submitted through the Cultural Alliance online grants portal, found at www.culturalyork.org/impact, by February 26th, 2021. 

As the world continues to face the effects of a global pandemic, the need for operational funding for our arts and culture organizations is more critical than ever. Unrestricted, operational funds are often the most challenging to find yet are vital to the strength and strategic growth of any organization.  Interested organizations can find more information at www.culturalyork.org/impact, or set up a one-on-one meeting to discuss eligibility with CAYC president, Kelley Gibson; Kelley@culturalyork.org. 

The Cultural Alliance Impact Partners in 2020 were: The Belmont, Hanover Area Arts Guild, The Eichelberger, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, and the Susquehanna Folk Music Festival. All 2020 Impact Partner organizations will need to re-apply in 2021. 

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign currently supports arts organizations and artists that are essential to arts and culture in our community and over the last 20 years has invested over $11.2 million in cash and $2.5 million in in-kind support for the arts.   Through critical operational grants, the Cultural Alliance is the lifeline for arts and culture in York County.  

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at www.culturalyork.org, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Instagram. 


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