The CMAB Organizational Development program provides funds up to $10,000 to support activities and purchases that contribute to organizational sustainability, growth and improvement of nonprofit arts organizations in Region 7W.

These funds are also available to assist arts groups in establishing 501(c)(3) status.

Who Can Apply

Organizations must serve Region 7W residents and be located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright.

  • 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 the Guidelines.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 4, 2021
Rnd2: Wed., November 17, 2021

Draft Review Deadlines:
Rnd1: Wed., July 21, 2021
Rnd2: Wed., October 27, 2021

BOARD Review Dates:
Rnd1: Thurs., Sept. 16, 2021
Rnd2: Thurs., Dec. 9, 2021

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