General Operating Support Grant (Closed)

Unrestricted funding that gives grantees the rare opportunity to fund the day-to-day needs of a non-profit organization.

**CURRENTLY CLOSED**

 

General Operating Support Grant Guidelines

**Links to apply in Guidelines below.**

Deadlines for FY 2018-2019:

  • Application Opens: Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Information Session & Workshop: August 30, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Information Session & Workshop: Thursday, August 30, 2018
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Quincie Douglas Library, Meeting Room
1585 E 36th St, Tucson, AZ 85713

Applicants will receive notification of decisions by Friday, December 7, 2018 and funds will be allocated for recipients’ use by Friday, January 11, 2019.

Upon award, final reports must be completed and submitted by June 28, 2019.

 

Please note that this funding is available pending approval of contracts for the Arts Foundation from Pima County and City of Tucson.

 

Overview

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona’s General Operating Support (GOS) Grant provides unrestricted awards to non-profit arts and culture organizations located in Pima County. General Operating Support funds invest in an organization’s mission and impact, rather than a specific project or program, and help to support the infrastructure and operational needs of an organization.

This investment in organizational health works to increase fiscal vitality and economic sustainability among arts and culture organizations within the region. Applicants will be asked to submit a DataArts Funder Report, discuss their mission and goals for the next year, as well as audience demographics and outreach strategies.

 

SMU | DataArts

GOS applicants are asked to provide their SMU DataArts Funder Report as a portion of their application. DataArts, which recently merged with the National Center for Arts Research at SMU, offers a richly detailed portrait of the finances and activities of applicants, all in one standardized, consolidated platform. DataArts, formerly the Cultural Data Project, was founded to bring the language and leverage of data to the business of culture. The Cultural Data Profile (CDP) is DataArts’ flagship service, which thousands of cultural nonprofits use annually to report their financial and programmatic information. DataArts seeks to be a catalyst for data-informed decision-making.

You can visit https://www.culturaldata.org for more information.

You can find a recording of the New User Orientation webinar here: https://vimeo.com/culturaldata/orientation.

SMU DataArts also holds a live, monthly national webinar on this workshop. Applicants can register for it on their events calendar here: http://culturaldata.nonprofitsoapbox.com/calendar.

 

Categories

These funds are administered through four different categories, determined by organizational budget size:

  1. $2,500 Award – Small Category: Organizational budgets below $100,000
  2. $5,000 Award – Mid-sized A Category: Organizational budgets over $100,000 but below $300,000
  3. $5,000 Award – Mid-sized B Category: Organizational budgets over $300,000 but below $1,000,000
  4. $7,500 Award – Large Category: Organizational budgets over $1,000,000

 

Eligibility

Organizations must have had non-profit status for the last three consecutive years, including the current year. Organizations must have been located within Pima County Limits for the last three consecutive years.

  • 50% of the organization’s programming must be dedicated to arts and culture
  • 50% of the organization’s projects must take place within Pima County on an annual basis.
  • 50% of the organization’s Board of Directors must reside within Pima County.

Organizations must provide evidence of current 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

Organizations must provide registered office address located within Pima County.

 

Restrictions

The following entities are ineligible to apply:

  • Any agency that receives more than 50% of its total gross income (in the last fiscal year) from a combined total of local public sources (City of Tucson or Pima County)
  • Any division or department of municipal, county, state, or federal government, including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities and school districts
  • Political and/or religious organizations
  • Private and non-profit schools, except for those whole sole purpose is arts education

Grant funds cannot be used toward:

  • Travel outside of Pima County (Travel within Pima County is acceptable)
  • Tuition costs/class fees
  • Debt retirement, the purchase of real property, or establishing/augmenting an endowment fund

 

Application

Please see the General Operating Support 2018-2019 Application Guidelines for full details on submitting your application. Applications can be submitted here:

 

Click to see the GOS Awardees FY2017-2018.

 

Help Contact

If you encounter any problems with the online application platform, please reach out to the Submittable team at support@submittable.com or (855) 467-8264.

View the Arts Foundation’s powerpoint about how to apply, available following the workshop.

If you have questions about the application process or content of your proposal, staff can assist you up until three weekdays before the application deadline – Monday, October 4, 2018. Please contact Natalia Gabrielsen, Program Coordinator, at ngabrielsen@artsfoundtucson.org or (520) 624-0595.

¿Le gustaría que se proporcionen las pautas en español?
¡El personal de Arts Foundation puede ayudar con eso! Por favor, comuníquese con Natalia Gabrielsen, a ngabrielsen@artsfoundtucson.org o (520) 624-0595.

Materials

Current Grantees:

Arizona Early Music Society
Arizona Early Music Society
Website
Arizona Repertory Singers
Arizona Repertory Singers
Website
Arizona Theatre Company
Arizona Theatre Company
Website
Artifact Dance Project
Artifact Dance Project
Website
Arts for All, Inc.
Arts for All, Inc.
Website
Ballet Arts Foundation
Ballet Arts Foundation
Website
Borderlands Theater
Borderlands Theater
Website
Capoeira Institute Southwest
Capoeira Institute Southwest
Website
Casa Libre en la Solana
Casa Libre en la Solana
Website
Children's Museum Tucson | Oro Valley
Children's Museum Tucson | Oro Valley
Website
Desert Voices Chorus
Desert Voices Chorus
Website
The Drawing Studio
The Drawing Studio
Website
Funhouse Movement Theater
Funhouse Movement Theater
Website
Kore Press
Kore Press
Website
KXCI Community Radio
KXCI Community Radio
Website
Lead Guitar
Lead Guitar
Website
Literacy Connects / Stories that Soar!
Literacy Connects / Stories that Soar!
Website
Live Theatre Workshop
Live Theatre Workshop
Website
The Loft Cinema
The Loft Cinema
Website
Mat Bevel Company
Mat Bevel Company
Website
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
Website
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
Website
Odaiko Sonora / Rhythm Industry
Odaiko Sonora / Rhythm Industry
Website
POG, Inc.
POG, Inc.
Website
Safos Dance Theatre
Safos Dance Theatre
Website
Sonoran Glass School
Sonoran Glass School
Website
Sons of Orpheus (The Male Choir of Tucson)
Sons of Orpheus (The Male Choir of Tucson)
Website
StoryArts Group, Inc.
StoryArts Group, Inc.
Website
Southwest Folklife Alliance
Southwest Folklife Alliance
Website
The Symphony Women's Association
The Symphony Women's Association
Website
Tohono Chul Park
Tohono Chul Park
Website
True Concord Voices & Orchestra
True Concord Voices & Orchestra
Website
Tucson Flute Club
Tucson Flute Club
Website
Tucson Fringe Festival
Tucson Fringe Festival
Website
Valley of the Moon
Valley of the Moon
Website
Warehouse Arts Management Organization (WAMO)
Warehouse Arts Management Organization (WAMO)
Website
Winding Road Theatre Ensemble
Winding Road Theatre Ensemble
Website

Grantees Funded In: 2017-2018

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