UPPER MANHATTAN EMPOWERMENT ZONE

How We Fund

How We Fund

Types of Grants
The Cultural Investment Fund will award grants in the following five categories. Please note that each category has its own eligibility, restrictions, and matching requirements, in addition to the eligibility requirements and restrictions that apply to all applicants.

UMEZ Arts Engagement Grants
Grants are made to support artist-driven projects and organizations with budgets under $750,000 to help them bring their programs to a wider public.  READ MORE.

Capacity Grants
Multi-year matching grants are made to organizations with budgets over $100,000 that are expanding their staff and operations, based on a strategic plan for growth.  READ MORE.

Infrastructure Grants
Multi-year grants are made to organizations with budgets over $100,000 that seek to improve efficiency by improving an aspect of their operations without adding staff positions.  READ MORE.

Technical Assistance Grants
Grants are made to organizations with budgets of over $100,000 to work with a consultant to address a specific issue or challenge.  READ MORE.

Catalyst Grants
This one-time, matching grant is made to support a major cultural project undertaken by partnering organizations and/or artists.  READ MORE.