CCT: Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund

Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund

The application deadline for the FY18 Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund grant program has passed. 
The FY19 deadline will be Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF) was established by the State of Connecticut to stimulate the development of private sector funding and help stabilize arts institutions. Interest earned on the Fund’s principal is distributed annually to Connecticut non-profit arts organizations which have received a minimum of $15,000 in contributions in each of the last two years from non-governmental sources.
Grant awards are calculated based on a formula that rewards those organizations reporting a substantial increase in the amount of private sector contributions received during the prior year.
Organizations may use funds for capital projects, operations, programming or to build their own endowments.

CT Arts Endowment Fund statutory language: PDF  

Fiscal Year Interest Earned on CAEF Principal Number of Applicants
14 $500,064 110
13 $620,700 107
12 $670,530 101
11 $767,183 102
10 $852,200 95

Program guidelines: PDF
Application instructions: PDF
Connecticut Office of the Arts Grant Overview Guidelines: PDF

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For more information or questions, please contact
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