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CORE Operating Grants, formerly know as Operating Support Grants, provide core mission support through unrestricted funding to established nonprofit arts organizations for general operations, administration, and programming costs incurred during the grant year.  CORE PLUS Outreach Grants support live, in-person community engagement through the performing, visual, and interdisciplinary arts in all communities of Fort Worth.


Currently, the CORE and CORE PLUS Grant opportunities are closed.  The guidelines for the 2023/2024 grant will be available in May 2023. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media for the latest updates and news. 

2022/2023 Timeline

Grant Guidelines Available

May 23, 2022

Grant Applications Open

June 2, 2022

Mandatory Applicant Training In person at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

June 9,  2022 at 9:30 –11:00 a.m. CST 

Register Here  Registration Required by June 4, 2022 

Application Deadline

July 29, 2022 by 4 p.m. CST

Panel Review

Late September 2022

Period of Performance Begins

October 1, 2022 

Award Notification

November 2022

Q1 Service Report Deadline

January 9, 2023 by 4:00 p.m. CST

Q2 Service Report Deadline

April 10, 2023 by 4:00 p.m. CST

Q3 Service Report Deadline

July 10, 2023 by 4:00 p.m. CST

Period of Performance Ends

September 30, 2023

Q4 Service Report & Final Report Deadline

October 9, 2023 by 4:00 p.m. CST

Grant Cycle 2022-2023 Guidelines

Apply for both Operating and Outreach Project Support for FY23 all in one application! 

Steps to take:

  • Review guidelines for matching grants available.

  • Attend mandatory in-person training for grant applicants on June 9. Sign up here.

  • Determine budget size.

    • a. Budgets under $100,000, apply for CORE Operating support under Small Budget Organizations.

    • b. Budgets $100,000 and over, apply for CORE Operating support under Mid to Large Budget Organizations.

  • Create an outreach project and apply for CORE PLUS matching funds up to $20,000 through this same application.

* Applications available on the grants portal.

*If your key mission is arts education, you can apply for CORE operating only.


 For more information about CORE Operating Grants and CORE PLUS Outreach Grants, please contact

2022/23 CORE Operating Support Grant Guidelines Mid-Size & Large Budget Organizations

2022/23 CORE Operating Support Grant Guidelines Small Budget Organizations 

2022/23 CORE PLUS Outreach Grant Guidelines

To view the most recent Operating Support Grant Awards, click here.

CORE Grants and CORE PLUS Outreach Grants are generously funded by the City of Fort Worth.

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