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Central Minnesota Arts Grant

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Programs in the Visual and Performing Arts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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CommunityGiving - Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) Arts Fund

Deadline Date:

04/01/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $7,500 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, schools, and government entities in eligible regions for programs in the visual and performing arts. Funding is intended for program development, implementation, and general support. Activities should benefit residents of Benton, Stearns, Sherburne, and Wright counties.

The purpose of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation Arts Fund is to support small to medium sizes arts organizations in Central Minnesota and arts activities conducted by other organizations. The goal is to make the arts more accessible to area residents.

Focus Areas

  • Arts: Visual Art or Performing Arts (dance, music, drama)
    • Support small to medium size organizations
    • Support organizations to:
      • Create access to the arts
      • Support the appreciation of the arts
      • Increase art education
      • Engage people in arts performances or arts exhibits

Favorable Considerations

  • Show artistic quality and merit of art projects or programs
  • Demonstrates community demand or need for the art program or project
  • Build or support collaborative efforts and involve other community partners
  • Make a visible positive impact In the community
  • Has the potential to inspire additional investments in the community
  • Projects/Programs that support diversity, inclusion and equity. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185146

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 to $7,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Organizations:
- 501(c) 3 Nonprofit Organizations
- Schools
- Government entities

What the Foundation doesn't fund:
- Individuals
- Religious organizations for religious purposes (Funding for Faith-Based Organizations Policy)
- Multi-year requests
- Political organizations or political campaigns
- Annual fundraising drives
- Endowments
- Debt retirement or deficit financing
- Projects that have already been completed
- Scholarships or medical research
- Grants for travel or conferences
- Government funding that has been reduced or eliminated

Pre-Application Information:

Online Application Open: February 1st, 2021
Deadline: April 1 at 11:59 pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

Application Process:
- Organizations may only submit one arts grant application per grant round.
- Submit application online using the Community Giving Grant Management System.
- All notifications about this grant will be through emails.

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

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


101 7th Avenue S. #100
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(877) 253-4380

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Geographic Focus:

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

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