Subgrant Program

Grants to San Angelo, Texas Nonprofits
for Arts and Culture Programming

GrantWatch ID#: 157973
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council

08/18/17 Noon Receipt

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Grants to San Angelo, Texas nonprofit organizations to support artistic activities that enhance the quality of life, as well as cultural tourism and economic opportunities. Qualifying arts-focused nonprofits may request funding for core support, and nonprofits providing other community services may request support for specific arts projects.

The San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council Sub-Granting Program has specific goals:

-To increase the marketing capabilities of local arts and cultural organizations;
-To promote self-sufficiency among local arts organizations and groups;
-To increase artistic development;
-To encourage program and audience development;
-To encourage joint programming and mutual support by local art organizations; and
-To promote the arts by encouraging participation within the community and by tourists.

Grant Categories

The San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council provides grants in two categories: Core Support and Project Support. Generally, Core Support grants provide organizational support for established nonprofit arts groups that offer year-round arts programming, while Project Support grants are for special events, exhibits, festivals, performances and arts-in-education programs.

Organizations may apply for only one grant during the sub-grant year. Please refer to the definitions below to determine which category is appropriate.

Core Support - This grant is designed to support the activities of established nonprofit arts organizations that were created primarily to deliver arts programming and have:

-A full-time paid professional director;
-An annual budget exceeding $100,000;
-A three-tiered system of internal fiscal controls; and
-A board-approved policy for tracking out of town visitors

Project Support - This grant is designed to support nonprofit organizations that provide other types of community services, but deliver arts programming through specific projects such as exhibits, concerts, cultural festivals, or arts-in-education programs.

Project Support grants will not exceed $2,500.

Sub-grant applications may be submitted for projects occurring within the grant period from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018.

Organizations applying for financial assistance must meet the requirements listed below:

-Any nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization is eligible to apply for financial assistance. Proof of the organization’s tax-exempt status must accompany first-time applications. If this criterion cannot be met, the applicant may apply through a "sponsor organization." If a sponsoring organization is used, written approval from the governing body of the sponsoring organization should accompany the application along with proof of its tax-exempt status. The sponsoring organization will become responsible for project administration and management.
-The applying organization must have been an IRS recognized nonprofit for at least one (1) calendar year.
-The applying organization must have administrative offices within the City of San Angelo.
-Special projects must occur within the City of San Angelo and be open to the public.

Projects that will not be funded include:

-Social functions, parties, receptions, fund raising benefits, awards, or prizes;
-Projects involving academic credit;
-Projects at colleges and universities which primarily relate to curriculum and which have minimal or no community involvement;
-Operating expenses for privately-owned facilities;
-Travel for organizational staff or board of directors (artist travel is allowable);
-Commercial projects which are or can be self-supporting;
-Activities restricted to an organization's membership;
-Deficit budget or retroactive funding;
-Direct funding to individuals.

All requests for financial assistance will require a dollar-for-dollar match. At no time will support more than 10 percent of the organization's budget. “In-kind” matches will not be accepted as matching funds. (Organizations must set aside matching dollars or have a letter of commitment from another funding source.)

The application deadline is August 18, 2017. Applications should be submitted to the Cultural Affairs Council office no later than noon on August 18, 2018 (postmark is not acceptable).

Sub-grant award payments will be made during the last week of September. Grants awarded and distribution of monies will depend on the availability of funds.

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

Cynthia Lackey
325-653-6793 / 325-212-8595

San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council
Cactus Hotel
36 E. Twohig, Suite 200
San Angelo, TX

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