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AFCC Grants

Grants to Barnstable, Massachusetts Nonprofits, Educational Institutions,
and Individuals for Local Arts and Cultural Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Barnstable, Massachusetts nonprofits, educational institutions, and individuals for cultural and artistic activities that benefit the residents of Cape Cod. Preference is given to projects that enhance arts education of learners of all ages, include collaboration, contribute to the local creative economy, and/or positively impact underserved populations.

Philanthropic Criteria:
-Appropriate to the mission of the AFCC, which is to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod in order to sustain a vibrant, diverse, and strong arts community.
-Align with the AFCC’s vision: A Cape Cod where arts and culture fuel innovation, economic growth, and community.
-Address unmet needs or areas of concern which have not yet been explored.
-Demonstrate need for the AFCC funding.

Administrative Criteria:
-Clarity of goals and objectives of the proposed program.
-Strength and creativity of plans for achieving objectives and evaluating results.
-Strength of public outreach/publicity plans.
-Track record of applicant organization, including staff qualifications.
-Reasonable budget projections, including evidence of financial need, and other sources of support.
-Potential for successful collaborative efforts and monetary or in-kind commitments from other sources.
-Potential to stimulate activities of a continuing nature or to serve as a model for other efforts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158597

Estimated Size of Grant:

While the Board of Directors will consider a limited number of awards up to $5,000, grant size is generally limited to a range of $500 to $2,500.

Term of Contract:

The grant cycle is the AFCC’s fiscal year of October 1​st​ through September, 30​th​. All projects must be completed and funds expended within this fiscal year. If circumstances arise making it impossible to complete the project, the grantee is required to notify the AFCC in writing to request authorization to extend the deadline.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who the Foundation funds:
-Individuals who live and work in Barnstable County
-Nonprofit organizations based in Barnstable County
-Educational institutions based in Barnstable County
-All organizations or groups are required to provide proof of 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status by
the IRS.
-Individuals are encouraged to apply with the method of disbursement of funds to be
negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Individuals are encouraged to apply with the method of disbursement of funds to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Not funded:
-General operating costs.
-Projects that fall within 6 weeks of the grant deadline.
-Projects that occur before the grant deadline or during the review process.
-Capital campaigns.
-Food or refreshments
-Awards or gift cards

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Inquiry will be accepted from now through October 1, 2018. Please review the LOI guidelines found on the Grant Process document.

Those invited to submit a full application will be notified in early October. The Grants Review Committee will consider the proposals during the month following the deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

Phone: 508-362-0066

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
396 Main Street, Ste. 10
Hyannis, MA 02601

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Barnstable County