Delaware Division of the Arts
03/01/19 4:30 PM
Grants of up to $2,500 and In-kind support to Delaware emerging nonprofit arts organizations to support general organizational operations and capacity building. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Topics covered may include: Vision, Mission, Strategy, and Evaluation; Leadership: Board, Staff and Volunteers; Legal Compliance and Ethics; Finance and Operations; Resource Development and Fundraising; Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy.
The StartUp Program provides financial support, training, and consultation to develop and strengthen the management capacity of emerging arts organizations so that they can operate in a sustainable manner. Completion of the StartUp Program is a prerequisite for emerging organizations seeking General Operating Support.
StartUp Program funding consists of operating support and a program of training classes and consulting with Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA). The program pairs the organization with a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant to determine the needs of the organization, and then provides customized training for staff and board members to learn nationally accepted best practices for nonprofit management.
DANA will continue to work with members of the organization’s board/staff for a period of time to guide them in their growth.
Funding from StartUp Support grants may be used to support most aspects of an arts organization's annual operating expenses (not including capital expenses), such as:
-Facilities operations (utilities, routine maintenance...)
-Marketing or publicity of events/activities
-Personnel (salaries, benefits...)
-Supplies and materials
-Professional development (workshops, seminars, conferences, excluding credit- earning post-secondary coursework)
-Travel (domestic) and other operational expenses necessary to deliver arts programs and services
GrantWatch ID#: 178132
Up to $2,500
Funding awarded in the FY2020 grant cycle must be spent on projects taking place between September 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Katie West, Program Officer, Organization Support
Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street, 4th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801