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.
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.
Bette C. Daniele, Chair
Deborah R. Bozarth, Vice Chair,
Carol Cronheim, Secretary
Tom Carroll, Board Member
Amelia Gold, Board Member
Jill Morton, Board Member
ex officio members
Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
Rotating every year with the NJ Historic Trust and NJ Council on the Arts, FY 2021 is a NJ Council on the Arts year for Capital Facilities & Institutional/Financial Stabilization Grants. To be eligible, an organization must first be designated as "qualified" by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.
For FY 2021, a qualified organization may submit an application for only one of the following two eligible projects:
Priority: For this round, the Cultural Trust is placing a priority on applications for projects that improve a qualified arts organization’s physical accessibility or patron services in support of its Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Plan.
Awards to Support Diverse Improvement and Restoration Projects across New Jersey
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