The Hannibal Cox, Jr. (HCJ) Cultural Grants Program provides funding and technical assistance support to mid-sized semi-professional and professional arts, scientific and historical organizations with a year round presence in Miami-Dade County of presenting, performing or exhibiting a full season of cultural activities.
Donor Name: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
County: Miami-Dade County (FL)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000 to $100,000
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
- Grants are awarded to not-for-profit, tax-exempt organizations with annual operating budget of $100,000 – $250,000.
- Each applicant organization may request up to $40,000.
To be eligible to apply, an organization must:
- be legally incorporated in Florida as NOT-FOR-PROFIT for at least three (3) years prior to the application deadline;
- have obtained a determination of tax-exempt status with the IRS under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (proof of incorporation and IRS tax-exempt designation is required at the time of application). Applications from not-for-profit organizations designated tax exempt under other subsections of 501(c) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis;
- have as its primary purpose and function, as defined by the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the organization, the creation, performance, exhibition and/or presentation of the arts on a year-round basis (organizations whose primary mission it is to create, present or exhibit cultural programs for children and/or with children are not eligible);
- have a total organization budget for the last completed fiscal year between $100,000 – $250,000 as demonstrated by the organization’s Form 990’s on file with the IRS, audited budget or compilation statements, including in-kind services support not to exceed 25% of total cash budget
- have at least one (1) paid administrative or artistic director;
- have a minimum consecutive three-year history of year-round, consistent, quality professional artistic programming and presentation in Miami-Dade County;
- present at least three (3) distinct programs or services marketed and available to a broad audience;
- not be a religious organization whose proposed project, in whole or in part, is designed to promote religious or sectarian activities or to encourage the preference of a religion;
- not be a municipality or governmental entity
- not be an educational institution whose proposed project is for degree seeking academic purposes or is primarily for the academic community’s benefit.
Colleges and universities are eligible to apply, provided that the primary focus of the proposed program demonstrates:
- the creation, performance, exhibition and/or presentation of a year-round season of public performances not related to degree-granting programs;
- the involvement of professional artists as principal participants of the programs;
- the involvement of a community-based board of directors or advisory board that meets regularly; and
- the public at-large as the primary target audience and direct beneficiaries of the program, excluding students and faculty.
For more information, visit Miami-Dade County.