Grants for Organizations

Grants for Organizations (GFO) provide operating support that strengthen and sustain Maryland's arts infrastructure.

The GFO granting program provides general operating support to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, as well as units of government, that produce or present ongoing arts programming that is open to the public. GFO grantees not only provide access to the arts in their communities, but they create audiences for the future, uplift communities, and stimulate the economic impact throughout the state.

In Fiscal Year 2021, the Maryland State Arts Council awarded GFO grants to 229 arts organizations and programs across the State totaling $15,023,780.

MSAC relies on a diverse array of experts from across the state of Maryland to do the important work of evaluating applications. A call for GFO panelists is available in the late summer/early fall each year.

As additional information is available this document will be updated for the purpose of guiding the upcoming Public Editing Process. Click here to read the Equitable Funding Model Research packet.

Opportunities

GFO Grants provide general operating support to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, as well as units of government, that produce or present ongoing arts programming that is open to the public. Read more
New GFO applicants must complete an Intent to Apply application to determine eligibility. Read more