Welcome to the Cultural Trust Website
The New Jersey Cultural Trust was created in July 2000 as a public/private partnership to help ensure a stable and healthy nonprofit cultural industry in New Jersey that is sustainable even in the toughest of economic times.
The Trust provides grants to support capital projects, endowments and institutional and financial stabilization of arts, history and humanities organizations in New Jersey. Funding for the grants comes from interest earned on the Cultural Trust Fund, which is a permanent investment fund.
In accordance with the provisions of the "Open Public Meetings Act" (L.1975,c. 231), notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Jersey Cultural Trust Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., The New Jersey Cultural Trust, 33 West State Street, 4th Floor, Trenton New Jersey.
New Jersey Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Grant Program
The NJ Cultural Trust and NJ Historic Trust are offering capital preservation grants in 2017 (FY18) up to $25,000.
Cultural Trust grants do not require matching funds, but if the project cost is greater than $25,000, the applicant must show sufficient funds or the ability to raise remaining funds to complete the project.
Featured Grant Recipient
Cold Spring Village, Cape May
In FY 2016, Historic Cold Spring Village received $26,400 in Cultural Trust Institutional and Financial Stabilization support to redesign the museum’s website to better engage and educate audiences through a dynamic, mission driven online presence, in turn fostering institutional growth.