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Operating Support Grants

Two-year grants for arts organizations that have been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) for a minimum of three years.

For organizations with an average operating budget of less than $25,000, this grant provides up to 35% of the organization’s average operating budget each of the two years. For organizations with an average operating budget more than $25,000, the grant provides up to 15% of the organization’s average operating budget each of the two years.

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DEADLINES

Applications for two-year Operating Support grants are accepted every other year.  The next application deadline will be Fall 2021.   Information about the previous application deadline is available below.

 

FISCAL YEAR 2020

(July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)

  • Pre-Application Deadline: Email completed form (below) to info@swmnarts.org by September 18, 2019
  • Application Deadline: October 16, 2019
  • Panel Review: November 9, 2019
  • Board Action: November 26, 2019
  • Earliest project start date:  January 1, 2020

 

FY 2020 Operating Support Grant Guidelines

FY 2020 General Grant Guidelines (applies to all grant programs)

Pre-Application: FY 2020 Two-Year Financial Statement Form (also available within the application)

FY 2020 Application Questions   (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2020 Budget Form (also available within the application)

FY 2020 Evaluation Criteria

Video Tutorial for Online Grant System

Grant System Guide for Applicants (PDF)

View a video recording of our July 16, 2020 webinar.

 

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