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What We Fund

  • Cary-based non-profits with a 501(c)(3) federal tax identification number
  • Applications that are tailored towards specific art-based projects
  • Projects based on the following criteria will be given priority according to the order.
    1. Cultural arts organizations or projects with a cultural arts focus
    2. Projects that support overall Town of Cary initiatives
    3. Projects that support downtown Cary initiatives
  • Applications received that raise funds for school activities (booster clubs, PTA's etc.) will be given lesser priority

Application Process

Applications are accepted once a year. 

  • October 14, 2019
    2018-2019 applications available
  • November 15, 2019
    2018-2019 applications due

Review Process

  • December 2019
    The Grants Committee reviews all grant applications
  • December 17, 2019
    The Festivals Committee's final approval of grant awards
  • January 2020
    Notification of grant awards e-mailed
  • January 21, 2020
    Lazy Daze Grants Ceremony - presenting of the grants