The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF) was established by the Connecticut State Legislature to stimulate the development of private sector funding resources and to ensure the long-term stability of Connecticut’s arts industry by providing funding to organizations. The Fund is managed by the Office of the State Treasurer and the program is administered by the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA). Interest earned on the Fund principal is distributed annually to eligible arts organizations.  

Applicants do not specify a grant request amount. Grant awards are calculated solely on a formula which compares the amount of private sector (non-governmental) contributions received by the applicant in its two (2) most recently completed fiscal years. Grant recipients may apply the funds toward programming, administrative/operational costs, capital projects, equipment or to build their own endowments.

COA is pleased to announce one hundred sixty-six (166) Connecticut Arts Endowment grants were awarded totaling $786,107.

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