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Arts and Culture


Arts and culture play integral roles in the life of any healthy community. Those who make art, and those who curate our culture, add immeasurably to the depth and discernment with which we experience the world. These artistic and cultural contributions enhance the lives of individuals of every age, at every socioeconomic level, and across a broad array of specific interests.


In 2015, the Foundation first invited local arts and cultural organizations to apply for an award through the Arts and Culture Gift Program. This program has now been extended through 2020.

The 2020 application will open on January 7th, 2020  and  must be submitted to the Foundation by Tuesday, January, 28th. Award announcements will be made Wednesday, April 21st.

These unrestricted awards are available to 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organizations in Monroe and Ontario counties. The Foundation will verify, at its discretion, that organizations seeking an award through this program have as their primary purpose the promotion or teaching of the arts and/or culture. The Foundation favors programs that focus on arts education for the use of these funds.

All organizations, whether having received an award in the past or not, must apply at this time as these awards are not automatically renewed from year to year.

To apply, please visit the Foundation’s grants portal (https://farash.fluxx.io), sign in, Apply for a Grant page and scroll to Arts and Culture category for the link.