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Montpelier Community Fund (MCF) Grant

Grants to Montpelier, Vermont Nonprofits and
Artists for Community Benefit and Arts Events

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City of Montpelier - Montpelier Community Fund (MCF)

Deadline Date:

11/13/18 Midnight Receipt


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Grants to Montpelier, Vermont nonprofit organizations to benefit the local community, and grants to individual artists and arts organizations to carry out specific arts events. Proposals will be considered according to the extend the project may benefit Montpelier, city residents, and the public good by effectively addressing basic human needs, or by enhancing the quality, vitality and sustainability of life in Montpelier.

The MCF offers two types of grants: General Community Fund and Arts Grants. The Arts Grants are designed to support specific art-related events (or series of events) to benefit downtown. General Community Fund grants support operating budgets or specific projects of local community service and related organizations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165428

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Arts Grants typically provide awards of $1,000 or less.

Term of Contract:

Funding may be requested for FY19 (7/1/18 - 6/30/19).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Private, nonprofit organizations that benefit the residents of Montpelier are eligible to apply to the MCF.

In addition, MCF will make arts grant awards to arts organizations and individual artists for specific events.

Ballot Initiatives
Under the Montpelier City Charter, anyone has the right to place funding initiatives on the ballot. However, to ensure municipal budget control and the integrity of the MCF process, grant funds are available only to those organizations and individuals who choose not to petition for funding through a ballot initiative in the same year.

Pre-Application Information:

The application must be received by midnight, Monday, November 13, 2018.

The MCF Board considers the extent to which the applicant has raised, can raise, or can leverage funds from other sources.

The Montpelier Community Fund Board’s recommendations to the City Council will be published prior to town meeting, and grant awards will be announced after the City budget is approved. Award payments are processed by the City after the first property tax installment due date of August 15. Awards greater than $10,000 will be paid in two installments, one after August 15 and the second after November 15.

-November 13, 2018 (midnight): Applications Due
-January, 2018: Community Fund Board Recommendations to City Council
-March 6, 2019 (Town Meeting): Vote on City Budget (including community fund grants)
-August, 2019: Grant Award payments are processed

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Jamie Granfield

City of Montpelier
39 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602-2950

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USA: Vermont: City of Montpelier