The mission of the Cultural Trust is to ensure a stable and healthy cultural industry in New Jersey that is sustainable under fluctuating economic conditions through the establishment of permanent, interest-generating funds to be an additional source of revenue to nonprofit arts, history and humanities organizations.
Board of Trustees
Jill Morton, Chair
Deborah R. Bozarth, Vice Chair
Bette C. Daniele, Secretary
G. Geoffrey Cromarty, Ed.D., Board Member
Tom Carroll, Board Member
Amelia Gold, Board Member

ex officio members
Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno
Ford M. Scudder, Acting State Treasurer
Elizabeth Mattson
Janet Foster
Maxine Lurie
Contact the NJ Cultural Trust
NJ Cultural Trust
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 984-6767
Fax: (609) 633-8168

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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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.
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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.

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Featured Grant Recipient

Cold Spring Village, Cape May

Featured Grant Recipient: Cold Spring Village

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.

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