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Department of State

New Jersey Cultural Trust

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
Cold Spring Village

Grant Opportunities

Qualified Organizations

Organizations must be designated "qualified" in order to be eligible to participate in the programs of the Trust and apply for grants.

Qualified Organizations list as of July 9, 2022

Qualification Guidelines and Application

To be eligible to apply for the FY23 Cultural Trust Grants for Arts Organizations , organizations must separately apply to become qualified with the New Jersey Cultural Trust no later than July 20, 2022.

FY 2023 Institutional/Financial Stabilization Grants for Arts Organizations

Alternating every other year with the NJ Historic Trust and the NJ Historical Commission, the FY 2023 NJ Cultural Trust grant program is a NJ State Council on the Arts year for grants.

Priority: For FY 2023, Institutional/Financial Stabilization project proposals must address the financial, operational and/or capacity challenges that have significant impact on the organization’s ability to serve its community.

If you have any questions about the FY 2023 Cultural Trust grant application, please contact:
Tammy Herman, Director of Grants & Strategies, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, at 609-292-4435 or via email at tammy.herman@sos.nj.gov.
Isabel Kasdin, Executive Director, New Jersey Cultural Trust, at 609-633-0522 or via email at isabel.kasdin@sos.nj.gov.

Application Assistance:

Applicants can participate in a Cultural Trust Office Hours session to ask questions pertaining to the application. Participation is free, however, registration is required. Click the registration link below for the office hours session you wish to attend. You need only register for one session.

Please feel free to watch the pre-recorded webinar with further details about the grant program and application process.

Register for Thursday, August 4 at 3 pm

Register for Wednesday, August 10 at 3 pm

Register for Wednesday, August 17 at 3 pm

Register for Thursday, August 25 at 3 pm

Important dates:

  • June 10, 2022 - Cultural Trust guidelines released.
  • July 20, 2022 - Deadline for Qualification applications postmarked to the Cultural Trust.
    Requests for extensions to the deadline will not be permitted.
  • July 28, 2022 - Cultural Trust application available in SAGE.
  • August 2022 - Application Assistance: Pre-Recorded Webinar and Zoom Office Hours
  • August/September 2022 - Cultural Trust Board Meeting to approve qualifications.
  • August 30, 2022 - Cultural Trust applications due in SAGE by 4:00 PM EST.
    Requests for extensions to the deadline will not be permitted.
  • October/November 2022 - Arts Council convenes peer panel and crafts recommendations.
  • December 2022 - Arts Council votes on grant recommendations to the Cultural Trust.
  • January 2023 - Cultural Trust takes action on and announces grants.

Important documents:

Application for Qualification
FY 2023 New Jersey Cultural Trust Grant Guidelines - English
FY 2023 New Jersey Cultural Trust Grant Guidelines - Spanish

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is committed to making all of its programs accessible to all people. For accessibility services related to filing this application, please contact Accessibility Coordinator, Mary Eileen Fouratt, at 609-984-6815 (NJ Relay 711).

FY 2022 Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grants for History and Humanities Organizations

Rotating every year with the NJ Historic Trust and NJ Council on the Arts, FY 2022 is a NJ Historical Commission year for Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grants. The program is designed to assist groups in addressing financial and operational challenges that threaten their stability and to help build greater operational capacity to manage and advance their work and achieve their missions. To be eligible, an organization must first be designated as "qualified" by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

Application Deadline: The FY 2022 application is now closed.

Important documents:

Application for Qualification
FY 2022 New Jersey Cultural Trust Grant Guidelines
Submitting Your FY 2022 Cultural Trust Declaration of Intent (DOI) to Apply
Submitting Your FY 2022 Cultural Trust Application

Cultural Trust Grants for Arts Organizations

Please see above for guidelines and timeline for the FY 2023 Cultural Trust Grant application process for arts organizations.

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.

Application Deadline: The application deadline has passed.
This grant will not be awarded again until FY22

Download the Cultural Trust Capital Preservation Grants Guidelines.

Grants Awarded

FY 22 Awards by County
FY 22 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission
FY 21 Awards by County
FY 21 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey Arts Council
FY 20 Awards by County
FY 20 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission
FY 19 COA Grantees
FY 19 COA Grantees
FY 18 Awards by County
FY 18 Financial Stabilization Capital Preservation Grants from the New Jersey Historic Trust
FY 17 Awards by County
FY 17 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY16 Awards by County
FY 16 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission
FY 14 Awards by County
FY 14 Institutional-Financial Stabilization from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 13 Awards by County
FY 13 Institutional-Financial Stabilization and Capital Historic Preservation Grants
FY 12 Awards by County
FY 12 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 11 Awards by County
FY 11 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 11Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission
FY 10 Awards by County
FY 10 Capital Preservation Grants recommended by the New Jersey Historic Trust
FY 10 Institutional-Financial Stabilizatin Grants recommended by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 09 Awards by County
FY 09 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants recommended by the New Jersey Historical Commission
FY 09 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants recommended by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 08 Awards by County
Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants recommended by the New Jersey Historic Trust
FY 08 Institutional-Financial Stabilization Grants recommended by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
FY 07 Awards by County
FY 07 Institutional-Financial Stabiliazation and Capital Historic Preservation Grants
FY 06 Awards by County
FY 06 Institutional-Financial Stabilization and Capital Historic Preservation Grants
FY 04-05 Awards by County
FY 04-05 Institutional-Financial Stabilization and Capital Historic Preservation Grants

 

Page Last Updated: 06/24/22

 

 


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