Seeding Cultural Treasures Grants - Greater Minnesota
**Open to organizations based in and serving Greater Minnesota**
Propel Nonprofits is accepting applications from BIPOC-led-and-serving arts and culture organizations in Greater Minnesota for our 2023 cycle of Seeding Cultural Treasures grantmaking through August 24, 2023.
Seeding Cultural Treasures (SCT) is an initiative to nourish and cultivate the landscape of arts and culture organizations run by and for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota and the 23 Tribal Nations within that geographic area. In addition to funding, Propel provides technical assistance to grantees in financial administration and other nonprofit finance, strategy, and governance areas, and grantees access peer-to-peer learning opportunities and optional workshops.
This round of the SCT initiative is providing funds (general operating grant between $50,000-$70,000 over two and a half years) and technical assistance for arts and culture organizations that have 501(c)(3) status, are fiscally sponsored, and/or are units of tribal government in Minnesota and/or the 11 Tribal Nations within its border AND are based in and serving Greater Minnesota communities (outside of the 7-County Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro geographic area). We are aiming to widen the reach of the SCT program to arts and culture organizations serving Greater Minnesota, and this focused Request for Proposals (RFP) will help us achieve that goal.
Who is eligible?
-BIPOC-led-and-serving arts and culture organizations that have 501(c)(3) status, are fiscally sponsored, and/or are units of tribal government in Minnesota and/or the 11 Tribal Nations within its border.
-Organizations based in and serving Greater Minnesota communities (outside of the 7-County Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro geographic area, consisting of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties).
-Organizations with current annual budgets with expenses less than $500,000.
-Organizations that have been providing arts and culture programming for at least two years.
Dates & deadlines:
• August 1, 2023: Application opens
• August 1-24, 2023: Technical Assistance on applications available (optional)
• August 14, 2023 at 12pm: Informational Webinar (optional)
• August 24, 2023 at 5pm: Proposals due