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Applications Open: Seeding Cultural Treasures

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Applications are due on May 20, 2022

Seeding Cultural Treasures: Apply Today

Propel Nonprofits is thrilled to announce that the Seeding Cultural Treasures application form is now available at their website: propelnonprofits.org/capacity-building/seeding-cultural-treasures/. Applications are due on May 20, 2022. Seeding Cultural Treasures is an initiative to nourish the landscape of arts and culture organizations run by and for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota and the 23 Tribal Nations within that geographic area. The SCT team at Propel Nonprofits hopes to take a step toward reimagined ways of investing and capacity building in these organizations.

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About the opportunity

This initiative is designed to provide between 20-35 unrestricted general operating grants between $40,000 and $100,000 and technical assistance support over the next three-and-a-half years (2022-2025) for emerging BIPOC arts and culture organizations. This includes 501(c)(3) and fiscally sponsored organizations, and/or units of the 11 tribal governments in Minnesota. Unrestricted grants and engagement in the program are essential to building trusting relationships. Propel will provide technical assistance to grantees in financial administration and other nonprofit finance, strategy, and governance areas, and there will be peer-to-peer learning opportunities and optional workshops.The initial funding round will focus on 501(c)(3) and fiscally sponsored organizations, and/or units of the 11 tribal governments in Minnesota. Additional funding rounds within the next year will include organizations in North and South Dakota. This grant was made possible by the Bush Foundation, Ford Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and McKnight Foundation.


Eligibility & how to apply 

Eligibility information, key dates, and more about how to apply for this grant is located on the website: Seeding Cultural Treasures website.


Information Webinars (optional) 

Two optional informational webinars will be held to review this RFP with interested organizations and to answer questions. Register for one of the two informational webinars here:


Technical Assistance Days (optional)

There will be two optional technical assistance days to help applicants with their application preparation.  With previous grant programs, we found that many applicants wanted support in thinking through and writing their narrative questions. The following two dates have been set aside for providing technical assistance during 30-minute appointments. Click on the links below to sign up for one of the days.

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