The CMAB Organizational Development program provides funds up to $2,000 to help maintain & strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofit arts organizations in Region 7W. These funds are also available to assist arts groups in establishing 501(c)(3) status.

Program Outcomes

  1. 1. The capacity of those providing arts experiences is increased or strengthened by changing, expanding, or enriching the ways in which they connect to their communities through the arts.
  2. 2. Minnesota’s Arts Sector grows in reach and impact through programs and strategies that improve the health and operations of regional arts organizations.
  3. 3. The infrastructure of arts organizations is strengthened through access to operating funds, professional development and best practices sharing.

Who Can Apply

  • Nonprofit arts organizations located in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright county
  • Arts groups without nonprofit designation (using a fiscal agent) for the purpose of becoming a 501c3 nonprofit

The Guidelines include the questions and
instructions for completing an application.


Download theGuidelines.doc in Microsoft Word to use as a draft!


NEW? Watch the Applicant Tutorial for instructions on
creating an account and using the online grant system

Application DEADLINES:
Rnd 1: Wed., August 7, 2019
Rnd 2: Wed., November 13, 2019
Rnd 3: Wed., April 8, 2020

Draft Review Deadlines:
Rnd 1: Wed., July 24, 2019
Rnd 2: Wed., October 30, 2019
Rnd 3: Wed, March 25, 2020

BOARD Review Dates:
Rnd 1: Thurs., Sept. 19, 2019
Rnd 2: Thurs., Dec. 12, 2019
Rnd 3: Thurs., May 14, 2020

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