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Cultural Arts and Recreation Enrichment (CARE) Program

Grants to Utah Nonprofits and Agencies for
Arts, Cultural, and Recreational Programs

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Grants to Utah nonprofit arts and culture organizations and government agencies to improve recreational facilities and cultural arts programming in eligible locations. For organizations, funding may be used for programs in a wide range of disciplines related to arts and culture. For agencies, funding may be used for construction projects and general operations of recreational and cultural facilities. Eligible applicants serve residents of the City of Orem.

Three types of CARE grants are available for nonprofit organizations:

  • Major Grants
  • Mid-Major Grants
  • Mini-Grants

Facilities Grants are available to government entities.

According to state law, CARE tax revenue may only be used for (1) capital development and ongoing operations of government-owned or operated recreational and cultural facilities, and (2) operations of nonprofit cultural arts organizations. Recreational facilities include parks, playgrounds, golf courses, athletic fields, gymnasiums, swimming pools, trail systems, or other facilities used for recreational purposes. Cultural facilities include museums, theaters, art centers, music halls, or other cultural or arts facilities. Under state law, government-owned or operated facilities are the only facilities eligible for CARE funds.

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GrantWatch ID#: 143252

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Major Grants: $10,000 or more
- Mid-Major Grants: $5,000 – $9,999
- Mini-Grants: $4,999 or less

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Both nonprofit and government entities (including the City of Orem) may receive CARE funds.

Qualifying organizations must have a significant presence and manage/present in the City of Orem.

To be eligible for major grants ($5,000 or more), private nonprofit cultural organizations must hold active 501(c)(3) status at the time of the application deadline. Nonprofit status may be verified online with the IRS at A sample 501(c)(3) form is also available at

Applicants for mini grants (under $5,000) must be registered with the State of Utah as a nonprofit corporation with an active status at the time of application. Educational institutions may qualify if they receive less than 50% of their funding from state funds and serve the residents of the City of Orem (as opposed to students and faculty).

CARE tax revenue is designed to support nonprofit cultural arts organizations rather than individuals.

Funds awarded to government entities may not be spent on program expenses.

Funds awarded to nonprofit organizations may not be spent on construction or building improvements.

Pre-Application Information:

The City of Orem CARE Application is due by April 2, 2021.

- March: Applications available
- April: Applications due
- April/May: Application presentations
- May/June: Grants awarded

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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- Mid-Major:
- Major:

If you have questions, please contact the CARE program coordinator at (801) 229-7115 or by e-mail at

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USA: Utah: City of Orem

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