About the Program
The purpose of the Cultural Endowment Program is to create an endowment matching funds program that will provide operating resources to participating cultural organizations.
The Cultural Endowment Program is comprised of two components:
- Cultural Sponsoring Organization (CSO) designation, and
- Receipt of a $240,000 State Matching Share (SMS).
Although both parts require the submission of application material, each contains eligibility criteria that are unique to the components. An organization may be designated as a CSO without submitting an application for an SMS. However, CSO designation is an eligibility criterion for the receipt of a SMS. Applications for designation as a Cultural Sponsoring Organization may be submitted at any time. See the Cultural Endowment Guidelines for more information.