Cultural Sustainability Grants

Cultural Sustainability, an initiative of the Wallace Foundation in partnership with the six U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, is designed to provide general operating support for arts organizations of color with annual operating expenses under $500,000.


Cultural Sustainability acknowledges the invaluable contributions arts and cultural organizations of color make in our communities and the broader cultural landscape. Through this pilot program, we strive to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within the arts sector while learning how organizations that have historically been underrepresented advance sustainability.

How To Apply

Visit your Regional Arts Organization’s website to learn more about Cultural Sustainability in your region, including application timelines, grant amounts, and specific guidelines. Select your location in the dropdown below to see which U.S. Regional Arts Organization serves you.

Applications Open June 3, 2024
Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Applications Open September 10, 2024
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Applications Open October 9, 2024
Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas
Applications Open Fall 2024
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Applications Open September 17, 2024
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Applications Open Fall 2024
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia

Cultural Sustainability is made possible by support from The Wallace Foundation in partnership with the six US Regional Arts Organizations (USRAOs). This opportunity is part of the Wallace Foundation’s Advancing Well-Being in the Arts initiative, which funds arts organizations founded by, with, and for communities of color to advance their well-being, enhance understanding of their contributions to community, and ultimately help to build a more equitable and sustainable arts ecosystem.