Fairfield Cultural Alliance, Fairfield, Iowa

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The Fairfield Cultural Trust Fund

See the grant recipients for 2015 on our News page

Applications for the 2016 Cultural Mini-Grants have closed. Try again in 2017.

Do you have ideas to enhance the art, culture, and entertainment in Fairfield but need a little help getting it off the ground?  The Fairfield Cultural Alliance is once again happy to offer Cultural Trust Fund mini-grants (each under $500) to non-profit organizations (or individuals sponsored by non-profit organizations).

These small grants will be awarded to cover expenses incurred through the creation of events or projects that benefit the art and/or culture of Fairfield.

The Fairfield Cultural Trust Fund was established in 2006 by the Fairfield Cultural Alliance in collaboration with The Greater Jefferson County Foundation. The goals of the Cultural Trust Fund are to assist qualified organizations in providing cultural, civic, and educational programs, encourage individual and corporate involvement through gifts and bequests, and to administer and invest funds for the creation of perpetual opportunities and services.

Grant applications will be reviewed on the following criteria:
   ⚫  Benefit to cultural tourism of Jefferson County
   ⚫  Benefit to and number of residents in Jefferson County who will be affected
   ⚫  Past grants to your organization
   ⚫  Grants from the Cultural Trust will be used for programming and operations
   ⚫  Preference may be given to events/programs within the state-designated Cultural District

You are invited to apply to the Fairfield Cultural Alliance by September 30, 2016, and funds will be disbursed in November to the chosen recipients.

Only official Application Forms will be accepted.  They must be signed and MUST include your Letter of Determination from the IRS regarding your 501(c)3 status (see our Application Form for details).

You may download a PDF copy of the Application Form (below), or, upon request, a Microsoft Word copy of the application can be emailed to you, or a printed copy can be mailed to you.

Cultural Trust Fund Grant Application Form, as a PDF.

Note: Recipients will be required to complete and sign a Cultural Trust Fund Grant Agreement before any grant funds will be disbursed.  A PDF copy is available for reference (below).

Cultural Trust Fund Grant Agreement, as a PDF.

For more information, please contact the Fairfield Cultural Alliance, c/o Shanaz Kreider, POB 1584, Fairfield, IA, 52556; Phone: 641-233-8112.

The Fairfield Cultural Trust Fund was established in 2006 by the Fairfield Cultural Alliance in collaboration with The Greater Jefferson County Foundation.  The goals of the Cultural Trust Fund are to assist qualified organizations in providing cultural, civic, and educational programs, encourage individual and corporate involvement through gifts and bequests, and to administer and invest funds for the creation of perpetual opportunities and services.

 

See our News page for details of yearly Cultural Grant awards.

Policy: Non-discrimination

     The policies and practices of the Fairfield Cultural Alliance are to carry out all lawful and permitted functions without discrimination because of race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or physical or mental disability, and to treat them equally with respect to opportunities for participation as Fairfield Cultural Alliance officers, directors, employees or agents and as citizens benefiting from or consideration for benefit of the services, grants, programs and activities consistent with the lawful purposes and functions of the Fairfield Cultural Alliance.

Policy: Gender Neutrality

     It is the policy of the Fairfield Cultural Alliance that all citizens participating in Fairfield Cultural Alliance services, grants, programs and activities, as well as officers, directors, employees and agents have the right to function in an environment free from all forms of harassment or gender based bias or prejudice.  The Fairfield Cultural Alliance does not condone, and will not tolerate any harassment or gender based bias or prejudice.  The Fairfield Cultural Alliance shall take direct and immediate action to prevent such behavior and to remedy all reported instances of harassment or gender based bias or prejudice, sexual or otherwise.

Policy: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

     No qualified individual with a disability will be excluded from participation in the Fairfield Cultural Alliance services, grants, programs or activities on the basis of a disability.  Information concerning this policy may be obtained in accessible formats by qualified persons with a disability by making appropriate arrangements.

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