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Mediacom Arts and Culture Grant

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies to Enhance the Arts and Cultural
Experiences of the Dubuque Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Deadline Date:

07/31/19

Description:

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Grants ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 to Dubuque, Iowa nonprofit organizations and public agencies for arts activities that will improve the arts and cultural experiences of local residents. Funding is intended to support a specific aspect of the applicant's arts activities, such as a single production, an educational seminar, a one-time event, an exhibition, or a series of related arts activities, such as art classes or training sessions.

Projects may include, but are not limited to: concerts, theater productions, visual art exhibits, presenter touring programs, artist residencies in schools or other community settings, or a broad range of arts-related services for Dubuque, Iowa citizens, artists, arts organizations, and communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145680

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum request: $1,500
Maximum request: $5,000 or 50% of total project cost, whichever is less.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply:
1. Organizations must be either a public agency (part of city, county, or state government) or a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization within the city limits of Dubuque, Iowa.
2. Private nonprofit organizations must be incorporated at the time of application and have received recognition of tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In some cases, an eligible tax-exempt organization may act as a fiscal sponsor for an organization that has not yet secured tax-exempt status.
3. “Non-arts organizations” do not have the arts as their primary mission. They include pre-K, elementary, secondary schools, and, in some cases, colleges and universities; senior centers; parks and recreation departments; civic and community service organizations; professional associations; public libraries; public broadcast stations; health and human service agencies; and other public agencies and private non-profit tax-exempt community-based organizations.
4. Individual artists who partner with a nonprofit organization residing within the Dubuque city limits.
5. Grant sponsored events must take place within the city limits of Dubuque.

The Mediacom funding cannot be used for:
1. Cash reserves; deficit reduction, or deficit elimination; or Grants to eliminate previously incurred debt
2. Annual fund drives
3. Endowment funds
4. Events in private dwelling places or other locations not open to the general public;
5. Consumable supplies and materials not directly related to the project;
6. Capital acquisitions (purchase of artwork,); capital expenditures (i.e., office equipment); restoration, or new construction of buildings;
7. Costs of receptions, food, or beverages;
8. Activities not associated with arts programs and services;
9. Activities that are solely for the purpose of fundraising; private functions, religious services, lobbying activities, or any non-public activity.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application available: May 1, 2019
- Application due: July 31, 2019
- Awards announced: September 30, 2019

Please Note: Grants over $2,500 must have 50% cash match.

One application per organization unless it is acting as a fiscal sponsor.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=dbqfoundation

For questions about grant applications, please contact Katie Decker at katie@dbqfoundation.org or call 563.588.2700.

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Roshek Building Suite 195
700 Locust St.
Dubuque, IA 52001

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