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Capacity Building Grant

Grants to Utah Small and Newly Established
Arts Nonprofits for General Operating Support

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Utah Division of Arts and Museums (UA&M)

Deadline Date:

06/22/18 5:00 PM MST


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Utah nonprofit arts organizations to support general operating costs. This program is intended for newly established organizations, organizations that do not have a paid staff, and organizations that have received less then three previous years of support from this funding source.


- Artistic Excellence in Programs (30%): Artistic excellence demonstrates the organization’s potential to create art that meets the highest standards of excellence, engage the public with diverse art forms, enable participants to acquire knowledge or skills in the arts, and/or strengthen communities through the arts. What constitutes artistic excellence may vary in relation to the organization’s mission, audience and community.

- Community Involvement and Access (40%): Community involvement demonstrates the organization’s efforts to understand and serve its community, its efforts to be inclusive of individuals from all demographic backgrounds, physical and cognitive abilities, as well as the community’s support of the organization.

- Sound Management (30%): Sound management demonstrates the organization’s ability to carry out its proposed activities, including administrative support, finances, resources, and implementation of evaluations and improvement plans.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181172

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,500

Term of Contract:

UA&M funds received from this FY19 GOS grant process must be spent between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 (FY19).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Newly established arts organizations, arts organizations without paid staff, or arts organizations that have received fewer than three previous years of funding from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums should apply in this category.

Arts organizations residing in, and primarily serving the residents and visitors to Utah that have the following may apply:
- 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or are designated as an organization functioning under a local or municipal government agency
- Compliance with all final reporting requirement for FY17 UA&M grants
- A mission that is primarily focused on the arts

All applicants that identify as organizations are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number.

Depending on your status, you may need a current Charitable Solicitations Permit to apply for this grant opportunity. Please see the “Eligibility Policies” section of the guidelines for more information.

Not Funded:
- Endowments
- One-time projects
- Building renovation, physical maintenance of facilities, or capital expenditures, including capital improvement, purchase, or long-term lease of property or equipment
- Out-of-state travel
- Programming completed prior to July 1, 2018
- Fundraising events/expenses or galas, including prizes, awards, or benefits
- Hospitality (food, refreshments, etc.)
- Deficit reduction
- Scholarships for academic programs
- Activities restricted to an organization’s membership
- Employee or applicant’s personal gain
- Paid political advertising or lobbying expenses
- For-profit ventures
- For-profit and fiscal sponsorships

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Opens: April 30, 2018
Grant Closes: June 22, 2018, 5:00 PM MST
Panel Review: Summer 2018
Funding Notification: After August 1, 2018
Payment Disbursed: After September 1, 2018

The grant requires a 1:1 cash match. Cash matches come from earned or raised income. A cash match can be used to pay for items that UA&M is unable to fund.

Additional Forms and Resources:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager

Racquel Cornali, Grants Coordinator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah