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ACE Full Operating Grants

Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. General Operating Support Grant Program

The purpose of Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. is to receive Federal, State of Florida, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, corporate, foundation, and personal funds to disperse through an equitable granting process to arts, culture, and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Florida that have been in existence for at least 24 months and that are IRC Section 501(c)(3) organizations. Through the General Operating Support grant program, the area’s art, culture, and entertainment organizations receive stabilizing operating support. These grants provide a reliable source of funding that promotes the viability and vitality of our cultural community. Recipients of these grants participate in an annual evaluation process with ACE’s Standards & Allocations Committee. This comprehensive review provides accountability and recommendations for strengthening the organizations. Three major areas of each organization are assessed: community involvement, governance and leadership, and financial planning and management.

The dual goals of ACE’s General Operating Support Grants Program are to provide a stable source of unrestricted operating support to the area’s major arts, cultural, and entertainment organizations AND to assure donors that ACE holds grantees accountable to high managerial and fiscal standards in order to provide a diverse array of high quality cultural and entertaining experiences for citizens of Escambia County Florida.

ACE Full Operating Grant

Eligibility Checklist/Letter of Intent

Before applying for an ACE Full Operating Grant, all organizations are REQUIRED to complete and submit an eligibility checklist/letter of intent.

Eligibility Checklist/Letter of Intent


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