Grants to Florida nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in eligible locations for general operating support. First-time applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to applying. Funding is intended to assist organizations that promote the quality of life of local residents through arts and cultural programming. The goal of the grant is to build organizational capacity and create broader access to the arts in Duval County.
CSGP is open to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations operating in Duval County with a primary mission that is arts/cultural.
In order to be eligible for funding an organization must meet the following criteria.
(a) The organization must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code.
(b) The organization must be a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the Secretary of State under F.S. Ch. 617.
(c) The organization must operate in Duval County.
(d) At the time of application, the organization must have been in existence as a Florida Corporation for at least three years and must have three years of filed tax returns.
(e) The organization shall have a broad base of community representation in management and membership. The members of the board of directors shall not receive any compensation for their service as directors, but they may be reimbursed for actual monetary expenditures on behalf of the organization. The corporate charter or by-laws shall provide a method of selection of the board of directors which will periodically subject the directors to the possibility of replacement by other qualified persons. The membership of the organization shall be open to as large a portion of the public as possible, subject to such nondiscriminatory conditions and qualifications for membership as may be imposed by the corporate charter or by-laws; provided that this requirement shall not be construed so as to prevent or prohibit an organization from having different classes of membership with different conditions and qualifications for admission and different relative rights, privileges and duties.
(f) If the organization is a previous recipient of a City Grant or a Cultural Service Grant, the organization must have submitted all required reports for previous grants.
(g) At least 76 percent of the organizations operating revenue or support shall be derived from sources other than this program.
(h) The organization shall provide services or activities which benefit or are made available to a broad range of the people of the City and shall be offered on a nondiscriminatory basis to those people.
(i) The organization must as its primary function present, sponsor, exhibit or otherwise offer for public consumption programs or activities in any one or combination of the following disciplines: historic preservation/restoration, arts in education, music, dance, folk arts, humanities, literature, film/video/media, theater and musical theater, visual arts, or collections or exhibits of historical, archeological, scientific or ethnic artifacts, handiwork or objects.
The deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent is Wednesday, March 1, 2023, by 11:59 PM.
For organizations not currently funded through CSGP, completing the Standard Letter of Intent (LOI) is a mandatory prerequisite to completing the full application for the 2023-2024 Cultural Service Grant Program.
Currently funded organizations must complete an abbreviated version of the LOI to ensure that they have maintained eligibility for CSGP for CSGP for 2023-2024. A restricted access code is sent via email to current grantees so they may access this abbreviated LOI form.
Organizations that submit an LOI will be notified of their eligibility to apply for a Cultural Service Grant. Eligible organizations will be provided with information on the next steps in the grant process.
An organization’s budget must be sufficient to provide a 76% match for that amount. In-kind is not allowed.
Request amounts from organizations not currently funded are capped at:
• $5,000, for organizations with annual operating revenues less than $250,000
• $10,000, for organizations with annual operating revenues of $250,000 and above.