Good to Great Grant Program


Good to Great 2.0 grants of up to $500,000 fund capital projects for nonprofit arts, cultural, or history organizations that connect art, history, and tourism to enhance visitors' experience of an arts or cultural venue and/or historic site. Funded through Public Act 14-98, Good to Great grants are intended for capital projects that not only look beyond basic facilities repair, rehabilitation, or expansion but also towards new means of sharing and telling the stories of our cultural and historic sites in engaging, meaningful, and relevant ways.


Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations that own or operate an arts/cultural venue or historic site in Connecticut and that promote the art, culture and/or history of the state. While organizations of all sizes are eligible, we particularly encourage small to medium-sized organizations with an operating budget of under $500,000 to apply for these funds, as a portion of total allocated funds will be reserved for this constituency.

Important Dates:
  • Letter of Interest: February 3, 2023
  • Application Deadline: March 3, 2023 by 11:59pm
  • Award Notification: June 12, 2023
  • Grant Period: 2 years

Good to Great 2.0 is a program of the Department of Economic and Community Development in partnership with Connecticut Humanities. For more information to to apply, visit the CT Humanities website

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