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

ex officio members
Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
Elizabeth Maher Muoio
Elizabeth Mattson
Janet Foster
Maxine Lurie
Contact the NJ Cultural Trust
NJ Cultural Trust
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 984-6767
Fax: (609) 633-8168

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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Welcome to the Cultural Trust Website

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.
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NJ Cultural Trust 2018 Annual Meeting

The New Jersey Cultural Trust will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Howell Living History Farm 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Funding recommendations by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts will be considered for projects at qualified arts organizations. Tours of Howell Living History Farm will be available after the meeting. Please let us know if you will attend the meeting by calling 609-984-6767 or emailing Dina Erickson at dina.erickson@sos.nj.gov no later than October 17, 2018.

Guidelines and application information for fiscal year 2019 New Jersey Cultural Trust Capital Facilities Grants for Arts Organizations are now available through the link provided above.

Operated in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, this round of grants will be focused on projects that will improve an arts organization's physical accessibility, or patron services in support of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Plan.

Awards to Support Diverse Improvement and Restoration Projects across New Jersey

Featured Grant Recipient

Featured Grant Recipient: Cold Spring VillagePaper Mill Playhouse, Millburn

In 2017 Paper Mill Playhouse’s received $35,000 in Cultural Trust Institutional and Financial Stabilization support to redesign the theater’s website. The updated, user-friendly website will be representative of Paper Mill’s original programming, as it helps the organization sustain its momentum and broaden participation in live theater.

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