No, at this time, an organization is only eligible to receive one grant from the Cultural Capital Fund.
The Foundation anticipates having an additional call for applications when more money is raised through the Cultural Capital Fund.
After applications are received, all complete applications will be distributed to a committee of reviewers, made up of representatives from the Foundation and the City and local arts leaders.
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and reviewing them on a rolling basis, until the funds are depleted.
If we received COVID-19 relief funds or a Community Fund grant from the Cambridge Community Foundation, can we apply to this Fund?
Yes. However, if you’ve already received a grant through the Cultural Capital Fund, you may not re-apply for a second grant.
Organizations that were funded through the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund can apply for grants again, but the grant application must be for a different purpose than what was previously funded.
Are artists and arts groups eligible for grants from the Cultural Capital Fund now or in the future?
Individual artists and groups are not eligible at this time but the Foundation will look to partner with local arts organizations to ensure artists in the community are supported through arts nonprofits. The funding available will expand based on additional funds raised and community needs.
The grants in this initial grantmaking phase are earmarked for Cambridge nonprofits with either 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor. Applicants must be located in Cambridge, MA and serve the Cambridge, MA community.
Primary mission must be to promote access, excellence, diversity, or education through arts and culture. Be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or apply through a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor and be in good standing with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Must be located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Must describe any funds the arts organization has previously received in COVID-19 relief funding from the City, including other grants from the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund or CARES Act. Media arts organization applicants such as community tv stations shall have over 50% of programming time for arts and culture and/or the core business is related to youth programming or workforce development in arts and culture. If you are applying as an emerging organization: Be an arts organization engaged in planning / running arts programming and events in response to local needs or community issues. If you are applying as an established organization: Be an arts organization that has provided public arts or cultural programming for both 2018 & 2019 in the City. Offer public cultural programming in and have a history of year-round operations in the City. In addition to the requirements above, established organizations seeking capital grants must: have had minimum cash expenses of $50,000 for both calendar years 2018 and 2019; and [...]