Donor Name: City of Boulder
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): Various Deadlines
- Organizations: 24 January 2022
- Individuals: 14 February 2022
Grant Size: $10,000
The Community Cultural Plan identifies a set of “Community Priorities” derived directly from the hopes and aspirations of Boulder’s residents:
- Support the resiliency and sustainability of cultural organizations to enhance their ability to benefit the community.
- Create a supportive environment for artists and creative professionals, while fostering innovative thinking and leadership among them.
- Prioritize the civic dialogue about the ability of culture to positively contribute to the economy, social offerings, the environment, and the authentic expression of diversity.
- Develop Boulder’s creative identity in becoming an innovative world leader in cultural matters and project that identity to the region and the world.
- Focus on the expression of culture and creativity in the public realm through public art, the urban landscape, culture in the neighborhoods, and serendipitous encounters with the arts.
- Amplify the vibrancy of Boulder’s cultural destinations: the lively mix of museums, performance venues, events, districts, studios, maker spaces, and other facilities that make Boulder an enticing place to visit, live, play, and work. Fill in the gaps and address issues of access and affordability.
- Total funds: $85,000
- Awards: Organizations $60,000 @ maximum $10,000 each // Individuals $25,000 @ maximum $5,000 each
- Details: The award amount of $10,000 for organizations or $5,000 for individuals is the maximum grant offered. Smaller requests will be accepted. Small Or gs ( 99k or less) with grants of $ 8K each.
- Contracted al Age. All applicants must be of legal contractual age as defined by the state of Colorado (18 years).
- City of Boulder Conflict of Interest Policy. City employees are not eligible to receive grant funding.
- Good Standing. Applicants must be in good standing with the Boulder Arts Commission having met agreed-upon deadlines for any previous BAC-sponsored project, and / or can demonstrate good faith efforts to comply with BAC requests regarding previous projects.
- Compliance with Law and Policy. All applicants, organizations, and the content of all projects must comply with the ordinances and policies of The City of Boulder.
- Service Area. The product (performance, piece of art, etc.) funded in whole or in part by the BAC must be provided to the Boulder community. Any product that receives other funding may be held in another municipality or area, provided that at least one performance is provided within Boulder Valley, as defined in the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, and is for the direct benefit of the Boulder community.
- Service area and programming. Must be able to demonstrate that a majority of the organization’s programming takes place in the City of Boulder and that the programming meets the criteria described in the Chapter 14-1-2 of the City of Boulder Revised Code. The organization must also demonstrate that they are headquartered in Boulder. For the determination of programming or organizational headquarters location, the term “Boulder” is defined in the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. For additional information on the planning area and Comprehensive Plan visit this link. As a short hand, office staff use addresses with the zip code starting with 803— to determine if it is in the acceptable area.
- Governance, Non Profit Status. Applicants must either provide formal IRS documentation of their 501 (c) 3 status or, for organizations with revenues under $ 250,000, alternative means of proof.
- Emerging organizations with revenues under $ 250,000 that have not yet achieved not-for-profit status or community-oriented businesses may also apply for this grant. These organizations must be able to demonstrate the following:
- The organization has community-oriented mission and goals, services, and programming.
- The organization is currently active and has conducted programming consistently for at least two years.
- The organization has oversight from a board, advisory committee, or other stewardship group. That group must include community representation.
- In lieu of Non Profit Verification, the applicant is encouraged to provide a copy of their form CR0100 (Colorado Business Registration) and documentation of the criteria. This can take the form of strategic or business plans, year-end-reports, media clippings, letters of support, or other documents.
- Consistent Management. The organization must have consistent management with no planned or expected changes to leadership during the term of the funding. It is recommended, but not required, that organizations maintain a succession plan in their human resources policies in order to demonstrate fulfillment of this requirement.
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