Cultural Alliance

Impact Partners Application

The Impact Partnership is one-year operational support grant for arts and culturally-based 501c3’s in York County. Funded by the Cultural Alliance Annual Campaign, these grants provide flexibility to the recipients in how the funds are used.


How To Get Started

The Cultural Alliance of York County supports cultural organizations that help us reach our mission to fuel the creative energy and vibrancy of York County. Impact Partner Operating Support Grants are competitive year-to-year grants that support the operations of a range of arts and culture organizations serving our community, with a maximum operational grant of $10,000. Impact Partner Operating Support Grants are made possible by contributions to the Cultural Alliance of York County annual campaign by businesses, community members, and foundations.

Create foundant profile & submit Letter of Interest

Onsite Visit or Virtual Meeting

Meet with CAYC Allocation’s Chair and panelists to provide an in-depth review of your organization.

submit Full Application for Funding

If selected, the Allocation Panel Score will be used to determine funding capped at $10,000 per organization.


Additional Information

Timeline Overview

  • January 15th 2024: Letter of Interest opens
  • February 13th 2024: Letter of Interest due
  • February-March 2024: Panelist review & virtual site visits occur
  • April 1st 2024: For those organizations invited, Full Applications are due
  • May 2024: Impact Partners Announced

Eligible organizations for this partnership will be:

  • Physically headquartered in York County, PA
  • In good standing with 501(c)3 status from the IRS and incorporated in the state of PA
  • In continual operation for at least 3 years
  • Operating with arts, culture or history as the organization’s primary mission or purpose
  • In operation throughout the year and present programming to the community


Scoring Overview

  • Alignment with 2 of the 4 focus areas: diverse cultures connect us, arts deepen our roots, arts help learning at all ages & stages and strong art builds strong community
  • Leadership, governance, and administration
  • Financial stability


Award Acknowledgment Guidelines

-Tagging the Cultural Alliance of York County in social media posts about the opportunity for which funds were granted
-Usage of the Cultural Alliance logo on printed promotional materials
-Usage of the Cultural Alliance logo on digital platforms including websites
-Announcement of the grant receipt before or after performances relevant to the opportunity
-Any creative way the artist may be able to include a brief message about the Cultural Alliance

Additional Questions?

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2023 Impact Partners

2022 Impact Partners

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2021 Impact Partners