Operating Support Grants

Making these unrestricted investments in your organization is about forging cultural alliances. Such partnerships align the ASC mission with yours because ensuring access to an excellent, relevant, and sustainable cultural community is something we can all do together.


The Operating Support program provides an unrestricted investment in the general operations, administration and programs of eligible arts, science and history and heritage organizations. Operating Support partners demonstrably advance ASC’s mission of ensuring access to an excellent, relevant and sustainable cultural community for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. These investments are intended to supplement other revenue, both earned and contributed, generated by the organization.

Funding Partners

The Operating Support program is funded through ASC’s Annual Fund Drive, ASC’s endowment, and the City of Charlotte.

Support Period

July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Application Deadline

The application period for Operating Support awards for 2018-19 is closed. Applications for 2019-20 support will be available in late 2018. 

Award Notification

July 1, 2018


Grant Recipient Resources