Operational Funding

At the Cultural Alliance of York County we believe in the importance of funding arts and culture organizations to do the great work they set out to do. Operational funds are often the most challenging to find, yet are vital to the strength and strategic growth of any organization .

“These are the projects that truly moved the Symphony forward as an institution and dramatically increased our community impact.  Without those operating dollars, the YSO would be like running on a hamster wheel—burning a lot of calories, but never really getting anywhere.” – Michael Reichman, York Symphony Orchestra

Beginning in 2020 and beyond, the new model of the Cultural Alliance will focus on providing operational funding to a broader network of partners.

Mission Partners

Our Mission partners will be the heart of our organization.   These are our long standing partners who have either been with us since the beginning, or have received operational funding from us for at least 3 years and have been invited to apply for Mission Partner. These organizations continually maintain a high standard of excellence in their offerings and are pillars in the community.  In 2020, Mission partnerships will only be open to our current funding partners.

Impact Partners

Arts and culture organizations in York County who have been in existence for 3 years may apply for a 1 year Impact Partnership to receive operational funding. We look forward to opening our doors to a variety of new partnerships to extend the reach of our operational funding and bolster our connections to the many arts organizations in York County doing great work.