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Organizational Development Grant

Grants to Central Minnesota Arts Nonprofits and Groups
for Organizational Strengthening and Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB)

Deadline Date:

04/03/19 11:59 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Central Minnesota nonprofit arts organizations and groups for organizational development activities. Eligible organizations are located in Stearns, Benton, Wright, and Sherburne Counties. The goal of this program is to enhance the work and advance the mission of local arts organizations.

The CMAB Organizational Development program provides funds to help maintain and strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofit arts organizations in Region 7W. These funds are also available to assist arts groups in establishing 501(c)(3) status.

Objectives/ Outcomes:
-Arts administrators and staff are more effective at adapting to changing work environments and better able to demonstrate the impact of their work
-Board trainings and strategic plans are developed
-New arts organizations emerge as 501(c)(3) nonprofits

Proposals Eligible:
-Contracted trainings on management, marketing and/or administrative topics and expenses related to hiring a trainer
-Attendance to workshops, seminars, or conferences about fund-raising, audience development, financial management, organizational development, marketing, board and/or volunteer management, etc.
-Expenses related to establishing an arts group as a 501(c)(3)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who Can Apply:
-Nonprofit arts organizations located in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright county
-Arts groups without nonprofit designation (using a fiscal agent) for the purpose of becoming a 501c3 nonprofit

Applicants Not Eligible:
-For-profit businesses
-Organizations that do not have an arts-focused mission
-Past CMAB grant recipients with any overdue final reports

Proposals and Expenses Not Eligible:
-Administrative costs, equipment, transportation, meals or lodging for staff to attend conferences or trainings
-Any service which does not involve staff or organizational development

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants may request a draft review of an application. CMAB staff will review the application and identify any concerns, upon request submitted via email or fax, at least two weeks before the application deadline. A review of the application does not guarantee that the request will be funded.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on the deadline date. Applications received after the deadlines are ineligible. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Draft Review Deadlines:
-Wed., July 25, 2018
-Wed., October 31, 2018
-Wed., March 20, 2019

Application Deadlines:
-Wed., August 8, 2018
-Wed., November 14, 2018
-Wed., April 3, 2019

Board Review Dates:
-Thurs., September 13, 2018
-Thurs, December 13, 2018
-Thurs., May 9, 2019

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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:

Leslie LeCuyer, Executive Director
320-968-4290 ext.3

Heather Allen, Program Officer
320-968-4290 ext.2

Central Minnesota Arts Board
220 - 4th Avenue North
PO Box 458
Foley, MN 56329

Phone: 320-968-4290 / 1-866-345-7140
Fax: 320-968-4291

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Benton, Stearns, Sherburne and Wright Counties