Apply now for general operating support!

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Pictured: Seven Stages, Inc., 2017 General Operating Support recipient from the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund


Programs can’t run without people, space or flexible resources. That’s why we offer general operating support: to propel nonprofits’ work by providing funding where it is needed most.

General operating support makes organizations stronger. It gives nonprofits the resources to focus on quality. Urban Recipe, a 2016 general operating support grantee, is currently working to improve the nutritious quality of the food offered. These flexible grants also support innovation in programming and audience engagement. Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (G-CAPP), another 2016 grantee, told us they have started experimenting with Facebook Live as a new channel for message delivery. Operating grants also allow for infrastructure investments that improve efficiency. Open Hand, another 2016 grantee, is currently implementing major technology improvements that will lead to long-term savings.

Interested in applying for General Operating Support?
Guidelines for our 2018 General Operating Support grant cycle are now available.

General Operating Support grants are highly competitive. Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000 for each 12-month period, and may be awarded for 12 or 24 months. Each grantee will be asked to identify annual goals and to report on progress and challenges every 12 months. Get your application started today by reviewing the guidelines and updating your Common Grant Application. Organizations must update their Common Grant Application by Friday, March 9 to be considered. Get started.

To learn more about the application process and eligibility criteria, join us for the 2018 General Operating Support orientation webinar on Wednesday, January 31 at 10 a.m. Register here for the orientation.