Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund


Arts, culture and creativity enhance the lives and the work of people and communities.

A Reflection of Us


At the Community Foundation, we value the work of the arts because they reflect who we have been and who we’re becoming—as individuals and as a culture. Throughout the Atlanta region, the arts connect communities of geography and communities of interest.

In particular, small and midsized organizations are core to the rhythm and vibrancy of Atlanta. They show new work, incubate ideas and embrace the diversity of people. They offer safe places for experimentation. They add to countless micro-economies throughout the city. And they also sometimes struggle to pay artist and administrators a living wage and keep the doors open and the lights on, even as they offer such a valuable resource for our area.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund focuses on 100+ small and midsized arts groups in the Atlanta area with an operating budget of less than $2 million. The Arts Fund provides strategic funds to support and strengthen small and midsized arts organizations so that they may attract, serve and build audiences across the Atlanta region.

As the only independent endowed fund exclusively for the arts in metropolitan Atlanta, the Arts Fund provides a unique opportunity for donors to support a wide range of arts organizations with one contribution. The Arts Fund provides unrestricted grant funding and post grant mentoring that helps ensure an organization’s success.

2020 Arts Fund grants will prioritize arts organizations that are experiencing economic challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Updates about the program will be posted on this page on the week of March 23.

The Arts Fund is grateful for the support of many contributors including the Fulton County Arts & Culture’s support of this program. The Arts Fund was established by over 100 donors who have built the over $10 million endowment fund.

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2020 Grant Cycle Timeline


Thank you for your interest in this program. This page is currently under construction. Grants in 2020 will prioritize arts organizations that are experiencing economic challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Updates about the program will be posted on this page on the week of March 23.

In the meantime, please sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter at the bottom of this page for the latest updates and complete or update your Common Grant Application. Completion of the Common Grant Application is the best way for us to get to know you. It is also the first step to being considered for the Foundation’s grant programs and for funding opportunities through the Foundation’s donors.

Eligibility and Application Materials


Thank you for your interest in this program. Information about 2020 grant cycles will be available in March 2020.

For more information about grants from Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, please contact:

Katrina DeBerry
Program Officer, Thriving Communities
404.588.3187
kdeberry@cfgreateratlanta.org

Anna Theodore
Program Associate, Thriving Communities
404.688.5525
atheodore@cfgreateratlanta.org

The Journey Starts Here


Ready to get started? Just visit our Nonprofit Online Portal to complete your Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application and Grant Application Supplement.

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