UCF Grants Awarded


The Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) is awarding $222,698 in United Cultural Funds (UCF) grants this year to 19 local arts organizations, community non-profits, and individual artists. For 2018, UCF grants will help support the operations of 5 major arts organizations, as well as 14 community non-profit and individual artist projects. Funded projects range from poetry to art exhibits, choral concerts to preservation of historic art, photography to musicals, and original theater productions to film festivals.

Major donors, 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, the Security Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York, BGM Foundation, Tyrone Muse, Lyubov and Dorollo Nixon, Jr., Columbian Financial Group, NBT Bank, and other local businesses and individuals who believe in the value of arts investment. Read full list 2018 UCF Donors.

The 2018 Campaign raised a total of $268,774, 85% of which is allocated to this year’s grant awards. BCAC receives 15% for administration. Last year, UCF grantees collectively returned more than $4 million dollars to Broome County’s economy. Since 1987, the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund has distributed $10,207,020 to the Arts in Broome County, serving over 100,000 residents!


General Operating Support

Binghamton Philharmonic $60,000
Endicott Performing Arts Center $19,786
Goodwill Theater $16,786
Roberson Museum and Science Center $60,000
Tri-Cities Opera $53,000

Project Grants

• Binghamton Center for Writers $1,000
The Binghamton Poetry Project
• Binghamton Community Orchestra $776
STMTA Concerto Competition Winners Contest
• Binghamton Downtown Singers $1,000
Downtown Singers Spring Concert 2018
• Binghamton Theater Organ Society $1,000
Pop Pipes: Waltzes, Tangos, and Marches
• Binghamton Youth Symphony $1,000
2018 Season Annual Spring Concert
• Cooperative Extensions Association in the State of New York – Broome County $600
Much Ado in the Garden
• Kopernik Society of Broome County $1,000
3rd EXPOSURE: a screening of art films with astronomical images
• Nanticoke Valley Historical Society $1,000
The 1938 Federal Art Project in NYC Commissioned Paintings of J.Ralph Ingalls School, Maine, NY
• Phelps Mansion Museum $1,000
Chamber Music at the Phelps
• Scott Danzig $1,000
Original Film Production “Success”
• SPARE Productions $750
Inherit the Wind
• SRO Productions III $1,000
Titanic, The Musical
• Summer Savoyards $1,000
The Summer Savoyards Present: ‘The Pirates of Penzance
• Vestal Museum $1,000
The People Who Create A Place – Vestal’s Personality

Broome County is one of only 5 communities in the State of New York, and 44 nationwide, with an active combined campaign for the arts. Now in its 30th year, the UCF is a unique community resource whose recipients last year returned more than $4 million to Broome County’s economy, generated significant income for other businesses, and supported about 1,500 full, part-time and contract jobs. For more information, call the Broome County Arts Council 607-723-4620 or e-mail information@broomearts.org. You can contribute to the current campaign by clicking the Donate Button below.