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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 June 2, 2023, with deadline July 28, 2023.  Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media for the latest updates and news. 

Mandatory In-Person Applicant Training

June 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon CST 

RSVP at  Required by June 1, 2023

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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