Foundation / Corporation
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC)
10/16/19 4:30 PM
Grants to Minnesota established and financially stable nonprofit arts organizations for ongoing programs, services, and facilities. A pre-application is required prior to submission of a full application. Nonprofits must be located in Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift and Yellow Medicine Counties.
This program recognizes that organizations with an established record of programmatic service and administrative stability should have access to funds to support their organizational goals and objectives, rather than specific projects. Operating Support funding enables qualifying organizations to maintain their ongoing programs, services, and facilities without special emphasis on new initiatives as justification for funding.
There are two levels of grants available:
Level One: Organizations with average annual expenses (excluding major equipment, building or facilities improvement projects) under $25,000 may request up to 35% for year one and 35% for year two.
Level Two: Organizations with average annual expenses of $25,000 to $165,999 may request up to 15% for year one and 15% for year two.
Nonprofits may not include operating expenses (administrative overhead) in other SMAC grant program budgets if applying for this grant.
This grant is not intended for specific projects or new initiatives.
GrantWatch ID#: 159271
Operating Support Grants are two-year awards based on the average eligible expenses of your organization over the past two fiscal years as verified by your pre-application Financial Statement form. Capital expenses such as major equipment purchases and facilities improvement projects, previous SMAC Operating Support grants, and any fiscal agent pass-through monies are excluded from your average eligible expenses. The Financial Statement form will help you calculate this (available on the SMAC website and within the grant application).
Level One: Organizations with average eligible annual expenses under $25,000 may request up to 35% of that average for year one and 35% for year two.
Level Two: Organizations with average eligible annual expenses of $25,000 to $173,999 may request up to 15% of that average for year one and 15% for year two.
For both levels, a competitive grant round may result in awards less than the requested amount.
Grants are for two year periods. The earliest project start date is January 1, 2020. The start date for a SMAC operating support grant is the beginning of the applicant organization’s next fiscal year. The project end date is two years after the start date or June 30, 2022, whichever comes first.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=smahc
Caroline Koska, Financial & Grants Administrator
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council
114 North 3rd Street
PO Box 55
Marshall, MN 56258
Toll-Free:+1 800 622 5284
Telephone:+1 507 537 1471
USA: Minnesota: Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift, and Yellow Medicine Counties