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Project Support Grant

Grants to Greater Greensboro, North Carolina Nonprofit
Arts Organizations for Local Artistic Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

12/19/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $18,000 to North Carolina nonprofit arts organizations for projects of high artistic merit that will involve and benefit the Greater Greensboro community. All interested applicants must first contact the Foundation to confirm their eligibility prior to applying.

Project Support Goals:
Through competitive grant programs, ArtsGreensboro invests in high-quality arts experiences that further its strategic priorities. Project Support Grants are intended to support:
- The creation and/or presentation of programming with high artistic merit—including visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and other performance, instructional and/or creative arts programs or art forms.
- Programs with high artistic merit that demonstrate defined and measurable outcomes, including impact on the community.
- Programs that increase access to the arts, engage the community, and enrich the varied cultural vitality of Greater Greensboro.
- Arts education experiences that inspire and engage students (including life-long learning), enhance curriculum, and result in increased knowledge and skills in the arts.

All Project Support Grant applications will be evaluated based on the extent to which the application addresses the following criteria:

Artistic Merit:
- Demonstrates high artistic merit through program quality and work samples
- Demonstrates evidence of success of prior programs
- Programs are aligned with organization’s mission
- Programs are relevant for the audiences for whom they are intended

Organizational Effectiveness:
- Employs an organizational structure (staffing, volunteers, etc.) appropriate for the size and scope of the organization
- Demonstrates evidence of evaluation and planning
- Demonstrates sound financial management and budgeting
- Employs fundraising and/or earned income strategies appropriate for the size of the organization and the community served

Service to the Community:
- Demonstrates an understating of the community being served
- Demonstrates how the project supports one or more of ArtsGreensboro’s Strategic Priorities:
1. Access: Presents programming which increases community access to the arts, touching the lives of everyone in the community and ensuring rich diversity, sustainability, and growth of arts resources.
2. Economic Vitality: Presents programming which supports economic vitality and promotes Greensboro as a cultural destination through innovation and artistic excellence.
3. Arts Education: Presents arts education experiences for all ages that result in increased knowledge and skills in the arts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180781

Estimated Size of Grant:

Project Support Grants generally will range between $2,000 and $18,000, depending on size of grant pool, merit of projects and available funding.

Term of Contract:

2019 Project Support Grants support arts activities taking place between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An organization is eligible to apply for a Project Support Grant if it meets all of the following criteria.
- Has its principal office in the Greater Greensboro region;
- Delivers an arts product or program in the Greater Greensboro region;
- Has existed for at least one year;
- Can demonstrate nonprofit 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and a current charitable solicitation license from the State of North Carolina. Under certain circumstances, those not meeting this requirement may apply through a nonprofit organization that will serve as a fiscal sponsor. Please contact Chip Berry to discuss your eligibility if applying through a fiscal sponsor.

- Grant-making organizations, and entities that receive a majority of their operating budget from a unit of government, or college/university programs are NOT eligible to apply for Mission Support or Project Grants.
- ArtsGreensboro will consider only one request from each applicant per grant cycle. Organizations receiving or applying for a Project Support Grant may not apply for Mission Support Grants.

Grant Limitations:
Funds may not be used for private functions, fundraising events, receptions, food or beverages. Priority is given to the arts experience itself. ArtsGreensboro does not fund expenses associated with endowment-building, capital projects, fundraising, debt reduction, the acquisition of equipment, or training programs.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submission is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Applicants are required to contact ArtsGreensboro’s Grants Manager, Chip Berry, to verify eligibility to apply, and to discuss the amount of the potential grant request prior to submitting an application.

All applicants will receive notification by mail or email of their grant award or denial in January or February 2019.

Matching Requirements:
Total funds granted by ArtsGreensboro will not exceed 50% of the project budget.
Funding must be matched dollar-for-dollar in cash by the applicant. Public funds, restricted funds, or in-kind gifts may not be used to match a Project Support Grant.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Chip Berry, Grants Manager
Phone: 336-480-4714

Physical Address:
Greensboro Cultural Center
200 N. Davie Street Suite 201
Greensboro NC 27401

Mailing Address:
PO Box 877
Greensboro, NC 27402

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Greater Greensboro