The CMAB Organizational Development program provides funds up to $5,000 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 501(c) (3) arts organizations
  • Arts groups without nonprofit designation (using a fiscal agent) requesting support for becoming a 501c3 nonprofit
  • An arts affiliate operating as a distinct arts focused program hosted within a Region 7W public or nonprofit 501c3.

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:
Rnd1: Wed., August 5, 2020
Rnd2: Wed., November 18, 2020

Draft Review Deadlines:
Rnd1: Wed., July 22, 2020
Rnd2: Wed., October 28, 2020

BOARD Review Dates:
Rnd1: Thurs., Sept. 17, 2020
Rnd2: Thurs., Dec., 2020

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