BCAC Announces $225,225 in Grants for 2020
The Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) is awarding $225,225 in United Cultural Funds (UCF) grants this year to 30 local arts organizations, community non-profits, and individual artists. For 2020, UCF grants will help support the operations of 6 major arts organizations, as well as 24 community non-profit and individual artist projects. Funded projects range from small stage theater productions to large community events, poetry writing to art restoration, musicals to community art and original theater productions and film.
Major donors, advocates, benefactors, and patrons whose charitable gifts help make UCF grants possible, include the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Broome County Government, the Dr. G. Clifford & Florence B. Decker Foundation, the Miller S. & Adelaide S. Gaffney Foundation, the IBM Corporation, BGM Foundation, Lyubov and Dorollo Nixon, Jr., the Security Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York, Tyrone & Crystal Muse, Eugene & Judith Peckham, NBT Bank, Donald Boros, Columbian Financial Group, and other local businesses and individuals who believe in the value of arts investment.
The 2020 Campaign raised a total of $271,134, 15% of which is reserved for Broome County Arts Council’s general operations & programming. The remainder, a total of $225,225, is dispersed among GOS and Project grant recipients.
Last year, UCF grantees collectively returned more than $3 million dollars to Broome County’s economy. Since 1987, the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund has distributed over $11 million to the Arts in Broome County, serving over 100,000 residents!