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Department of State

New Jersey Cultural Trust

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary
Naval Air Station Wildwood

New Jersey Cultural Trust

The New Jersey Cultural Trust was created in July 2000 as a public/private partnership to help ensure a stable and healthy nonprofit cultural industry in New Jersey that is sustainable even in the toughest of economic times.

The Trust provides grants to support capital projects, endowments and institutional and financial stabilization of arts, history and humanities organizations in New Jersey. Funding for the grants comes from interest earned on the Cultural Trust Fund, which is a permanent investment fund.

The Mission

The mission of the Cultural Trust is to ensure a stable and healthy cultural industry in New Jersey that is sustainable under fluctuating economic conditions through the establishment of permanent, interest-generating funds to be an additional source of revenue to nonprofit arts, history and humanities organizations.

Board of Trustees

Bette C. Daniele, Chair
Deborah R. Bozarth, Vice Chair,
Carol Cronheim, Secretary
Tom Carroll, Board Member
Jill Morton, Board Member

ex officio members
Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

Staff Contact List

Sara Cureton, Executive Director

Dina Erickson, Grants Manager


Cultural Trust Webinar

FY 2021 Capital Facilities & Institutional/Financial Stabilization Grants for Arts Organizations

Alternating every other year with the NJ Historic Trust and the NJ State Council on the Arts, the FY21 NJ Cultural Trust grant program is a NJ State Council on the Arts year for grants.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the FY21 Cultural Trust application process is being reexamined to identify priorities that would allow the Arts Council and the Trust to best serve the immediate needs now faced by the arts sector. If you previously submitted an application for FY21 funding, we ask that you please turn your attention away from the application until further notice. The Arts Council will be sending out information to the field as soon as possible about realigning the FY21 Cultural Trust guidelines in response to the current crisis.

If you have any questions about the FY21 Cultural Trust grant application, please contact Tammy Herman, Director of Programs & Services, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, at 609-292-4435 or via email at

Important documents:

Application for Qualification

FY 2021 New Jersey Cultural Trust Grant Guidelines

Awards to Support Diverse Improvement and Restoration Projects across New Jersey


Page Last Updated: 07/28/20



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