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New Jersey Cultural Trust Approves Nearly $300,000 in FY 2016 Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grants
Funding to Strengthen Organizational Capacity of 15 History
and Humanities Organizations Statewide

Lambertville, NJ —Furthering the Christie Administration’s ongoing commitment to strengthening the state’s cultural and historic legacy for future generations, the board of the New Jersey Cultural Trust has approved over $297,000 in FY 2016 Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grants to 15 history and humanities organizations statewide. The annual grant meeting took place at the renowned Roxey Ballet in Lambertville.

“The work of the New Jersey Cultural Trust is vital to maintaining the financial stability of the state’s countless history, arts, and cultural resources,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who serves concurrently as Secretary of State and oversees the Cultural Trust operations. “This critical funding will not only serve to support the operational capacity of history organizations, but in doing so provide opportunities to dedicate critical funds to expand their essential mission and programming to both traditional and new audiences.”

Unique among the other grant programs within the Department of State, Cultural Trust grant funding is not the result of a direct budget appropriation, but rather derives from the interest earnings accrued annually by the Trust Fund, which was created by the Cultural Trust Act of 2000. The purpose of the legislation was to provide an additional, permanent funding source for arts, history, and cultural institutions, with the responsibility for grant recommendations to the Cultural Trust board rotating annually between the New Jersey Historical Commission, New Jersey Historic Trust, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

For FY 2016, recommendations were made by the New Jersey Historical Commission to promote the financial stabilization of qualified history and humanities organizations. Eligible projects for consideration included proposals for deficit reduction, capacity building, establishing working capital, strategic planning, professional development, and technological advancements, among others.

New Jersey Cultural Trust grant recommendations and awards are determined through an independent, third-party review process by qualified persons employing uniform evaluation criteria.

To learn more about the work of the New Jersey Cultural Trust, visit culturaltrust.nj.gov.

To learn more about the disparate programs and services under the purview of the Department of State, visit nj.gov/state.

The New Jersey Cultural Trust FY 2016 Institutional and Fin widancial Stabilization Grant recipients are listed below:

Organization
Town/City
County
Award Amount
Alice Paul Institute
Mt. Laurel
Burlington
$26,400
Friends of White Hill Mansion
Fieldsboro
Burlington
$12,948
Historical Society of Haddonfield
Haddonfield
Camden
$26,400
Historic Cold Spring Village
Cape May
Cape May
$26,400
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
Rio Grande
Cape May
$20,750
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Millville
Cumberland
$30,000
Hoboken Historical Museum and Cultural Center
Hoboken
Hudson
$28,788
Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead, Inc.
Lambertville
Hunterdon
$3,680
Historical Society of Princeton
Princeton
Mercer
$11,938
Historic Morven
Princeton
Mercer
$26,400
Preservation New Jersey, Inc.
West Trenton
Mercer
$18,920
Friends of Howell Living History Farm
Titusville
Mercer
$24,882
Princeton Battlefield Area Preservation Society
Princeton
Mercer
$15,218
Township of Ocean Historical Museum Association, Inc.
Oakhurst
Monmouth
$9,680
Westfield Historical Society
Westfield
Union
$14,652
 
 
Total:
$297,056