CCT: Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund

Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund

FY16 application deadline: 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015
FY16 Funding period: April 15, 2016 - October 15, 2016

Applicants must complete application using COA's e-granting portal accessible at
Application Instructions for on-line submission
FY15 Final Report deadline: December 15, 2015
Grantees must complete final report using COA's e-granting portal accessible at
National Standard for Arts Information Exchange Data Form (needed when filing a final report) 

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 $25,000 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

To view the list of FY15 CAEF recipients, please click here.

Connecticut Office of the Arts Grant Overview Guidelines: PDF

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For more information or questions, please contact
Rhonda F. Olisky at 860-256-2752 or via email at

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