UCF Grant Information2019-01-29T17:42:36+00:00

United Cultural Fund Grants

What is UCF?

The United Cultural Fund (UCF) is an annual campaign, spearheaded by the Broome County Arts Council, to raise and distribute funds to artistic endeavors, county-wide. Broome County is one of only 5 communities in the State of New York, and 44 nationwide, with an active combined campaign for the arts. Now in its 32nd year, the UCF is a unique community resource whose recipients last year returned more than $4 million to Broome County’s economy, generated significant income for other businesses, and supported about 1,500 full, part-time and contracted jobs. For more information, call the Broome County Arts Council 607-723-4620 or e-mail information@broomearts.org.

2019 UCF Grants

The 2019 United Cultural Fund Grant process is now closed. Thank you to all who applied! GOS and Project Grant recipients will be announced mid-March.

General Operating Support (GOS) Grant Eligibility & Procedure
ALL NEW applicants for UCF general operating support MUST be invited to submit a proposal at the discretion of the BCAC Board of Directors. A consultation with BCAC’s Executive Director and approval by the Board of Directors is required to determine whether an invitation will be issued. Call 607-723-4620 to schedule a consultation prior to January 15th. Applications are due by 5PM, Friday January 25th.

ALL CURRENT recipients of UCF general operating support MUST consult with BCAC’s Executive Director BEFORE preparing an application for another round of funding. Attendance at one of the seminars does not constitute a consultation. Application fee: $100 (waived for BCAC Members).

Individual artists, community groups, and non-arts related non-profits are NOT eligible for UCF general operating support grants.

Project Grant Eligibility & Procedure
Applications are invited from eligible non-profit organizations or individual artists in need of financial assistance to provide high quality arts programming or an arts project. UCF Project Grants are intended to promote cultural development and expand the public impact of the arts in Broome County. The maximum grant request is $1,000.

ALL potential applicants ARE REQUIRED to consult with the BCAC Executive Director PRIOR TO PREPARING an application to assure that the project is appropriate for consideration. Please schedule a meeting with the Executive Director before January 15th. Attending a seminar does not constitute a consultation. Application Fee: $25 (Waived for current BCAC Members). Applicants for and recipients of UCF general operating support grants are NOT eligible for UCF project grants. Applications are due by 5PM, Friday January 25th.


Seminars for the 2020 Grant season to be announced.

Application and Report Forms

Applications must be RECEIVED by 5:00pm Friday, January 25th, 2019, at BCAC’s offices: 95 Court Street, Box 2, Binghamton, NY 13901
Online applications now closed.

2019 UCF GOS Grant Application


UGR Interim

2019 UCF Grant Recipients; please use the above word document for interim reporting.

Other Funding Sources

New York State Decentralization Grant Program
Administered by Chenango Arts Council for Broome, Chenango and Otsego Counties.
Notification of intent to apply is required.
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