Operating Support

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a non-profit arts organization or college/university affiliated arts organization
  • Must maintain a base of operations within Fort Worth city limits
  • Must have at least one paid staff member overseeing operations

Intent

Core Mission Grant. Operating Support grants provide unrestricted funding to established non-profit arts organizations for general operations, administration, and programming costs incurred during the grant year.

Eligible uses for Operating Support funding include:

  • Administrative staff salaries
  • Artistic salaries/fees
  • Office supplies
  • Production costs
  • Facility rentals
  • Marketing, printing, and other administrative costs

Award Maximum

Award maximums are determined through a percentage of the applicant organization’s prior year operating budgets, as listed below.

Operating Budget > $1 million                            Maximum Operating Support = 5% of Operating Budget

Operating Budget = $450,000 – $999,999      Maximum Operating Support = 10% of Operating Budget

Operating Budget = $50,000 – $449,999        Maximum Operating Support = 15% of Operating Budget

Operating Budget ≤ $49,999                               Maximum Operating Support = 20% of Operating Budget

Match Requirement

1:1 cash match through any combination of earned or unearned income.