GRANT APPLICATION: General Operating Support I and II

To be eligible for this grant, your organization must be a nonprofit dedicated specifically to arts and culture with an annual budget of at least $40,000 in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo metro area. You also must attend a mandatory application workshop at one of the dates and times listed in the guidelines available on Please use the guidelines as you fill out the application. The deadline to apply for a General Operating Support Grant is 5 p.m. Friday, April 19.
  • Organizational Information

  • Overview

    PLEASE NOTE: If you answered "No" to either of the above questions, you are NOT eligible to apply for a General Operating Support grant.
  • Narrative Questions

    Refer to the guidelines for additional suggestions in crafting the narrative responses.
  • Where is your organization in its life-cycle? Where do you hope the organization will be in 3 years and how are you strategically preparing to get there? Describe the roles of management and artistic teams. Provide evidence of organizational infrastructure and financial health and stability.
  • Describe the artistic or cultural product presented or produced by your organization. Who makes the artistic/programming decisions? How do you ensure quality? How will this grant broaden and/or deepen the work you do?
  • Who is your audience? How and to whom do you promote your work? Discuss plans to broaden, deepen and/or reach new and more diverse audiences.
  • How do you measure success overall and for discrete activities? Who or what provides feedback? Note actual evaluation methods used and why.
  • Additional Materials

    Refer to the guidelines for specific information regarding the additional materials requests.
  • Board-approved current year compared to actuals from the prior two completed fiscal years.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • GOS I applicants: submit the most recently completed audit or financial review by an outside CPA. GOS II applicants: submit the most recently completed audit or financial review by an outside CPA; if such a review does not exist, provide a balance sheet and a profit and loss statement for the most recently completed fiscal year.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Up to 1 page to provide additional information about your budget and/or financial statements.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Please note officers, affiliations and years of service.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Created within the previous 5 years.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • One paragraph bios for up to 5 key staff.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Attach the fillable form downloaded from The Arts Partnership’s website.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Work Samples

    Submit 1 and up to 3 examples of your organization’s arts/culture programming. You can submit a combination of samples in pdf, jpeg or mp4 formats. If you have a large video or audio file, we recommend pasting the links to the files in the "Video or Audio Link" fields below.
  • Provide a brief description and context for each sample submitted.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, mp4.
  • Proof of Tax Exempt Status

    Submit a copy of the organization's tax exempt letter ONLY if you have not applied for a CAP grant since 2015 OR if your organization’s tax-exempt status has changed since the 2015 CAP application.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
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