Are you a non-profit organization in Baltimore, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard or Harford counties? If so, you may be eligible to receive funding for artistic activities that take place in your jurisdiction and serve the residents of Baltimore County. Operating grants funded through the Baltimore County Arts and Sciences Commission and United Way grants are available to support programs and initiatives in the city of Baltimore and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. In order to be eligible for funding from either of these sources, there are certain criteria that must be met. First, you must be a non-profit organization that is registered with the Maryland Secretary of State and have a 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. Additionally, you must have a board of directors that meets regularly and is actively involved in the organization's operations.
Your organization must also provide programs that are open to the public and serve residents of Baltimore County, demonstrate financial stability and have a track record of successful programming. Furthermore, your organization must have a clear mission statement that outlines its goals and objectives. If you meet all of these criteria, you may be eligible to receive funding from either the Baltimore County Arts and Sciences Commission or United Way. To apply for funding from either source, you will need to submit an application along with supporting documents such as financial statements and program descriptions. Once your application is reviewed by the appropriate committee or board, you will be notified if you have been approved for funding.