The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Opens Grants to Support Arts Organizations Dealing with COVID-19

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has made it our mission to connect the passions of donors with the nonprofits fulfilling that purpose for more than 50 years!  In light of the current public health crisis, the Community Foundation has opened the following grant opportunities in hopes of providing artists and arts organizations with flexible support and emergency funding.


The 2020 Place to Perform Grant

A Place to Perform provides grants to nonprofit arts organizations to gain access to performance venues and facilities, so they in turn can produce performing arts experiences for the public. Funding for A Place to Perform is made possible through a gift from the Woodruff Arts Center after the 2014 sale of the 14th Street Playhouse. A Place to Perform continues the spirit of that original venue by addressing:

Inadequate space. The program is designed to help nonprofit arts organizations that lack adequate performance space for a particular production. Priority will be given to organizations that lack their own primary performance space.

Regionality. A Place to Perform seeks to serve organizations and audiences throughout the Foundation’s entire 23-county region.

Building opportunities for audiences. The program seeks to increase opportunities for audiences of varying backgrounds to experience productions by a range of performing artists across the metro Atlanta region.

To learn more about the grant or to submit your application, follow the link below.


The 2020 Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund

The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund is the only independent endowed fund exclusively for the arts in the greater Atlanta area. Historically, the fund has focused on supporting small and midsized arts groups to support and strengthen their work to attract, serve and build bigger and more diverse audiences.

Many arts organizations are struggling due to the impacts of COVID-19 causing revenue losses, event cancellations, declines in audience participation and more. The Community Foundation strongly believes that the arts are always vital to our region’s culture and economy, as well as to people’s spirits.

2020 Arts Fund grants will provide general operating support grants with priority given to organizations that have been adversely impacted by COVID-19.

To learn more about the fund, follow the link below.