Cultural Development Fund:
Small or Emerging Organizations (Cat. C-I)

The Cultural Development Fund for Small or Emerging Cultural Organizations is an annual grant program open to nonprofit cultural organizations with operating revenues of at least $25,000. The grant program is designed to preserve cultural heritages and traditions through the arts, significantly advance cultural opportunities for children and youth, and to create opportunities for Palm Beach County residents to experience culturally diverse, innovative and excellent cultural programs and projects. Small organizations that are stable are encouraged to apply as well as emerging organizations that have the potential to grow into future mid-sized organizations.

First time applicants and individuals new to the grant process must contact staff and attend a mandatory workshop for training and technical assistance prior to completing the application.

Required Logos and Usage Guidelines for Grantees »

All Cultural Council for Palm Beach County grant recipient organizations are required to use the appropriate logos as detailed in their respective reimbursement guidelines, and must follow usage guidelines in the Cultural Council’s Brand Standards Manual for Grant Recipients. Download logos and usage guidelines here »

*To request any forms in a different format, or if you have specific questions about this grant program, please contact the Cultural Council Grants Department: | (561) 214‑8087

How to Apply

FY2020/2021 Category C1 applications are available as of June 22, 2020. Applications must be received by July 27, 2020 to be considered.

Please review the application guidelines and the training presentation in the application toolkit below before you begin your online application. Click on the grants portal button when you are ready to apply. For questions, please contact us at


Application Toolkit

  1. Application Guidelines
  2. Application Training
  3. Exhibit B-1
  4. Definitions
  5. Online Application FAQs

Grantee Toolkit

  1. FY 2019/20 C-1 grant recipients
  2. Reimbursement Guidelines
  3. Reimbursement Cover Sheet
  4. Summary of ExpensesSummary of Expenses for Salaried Employees
  5. Program and Budget Amendment Request
  6. Time Sheet | Hourly Rate Calculator
  7. Mileage Reimbursement Form
  8. FY19/20 Final Report Income/Expense Exhibit B
  9. Exhibit B-1 (Contract)
  10. FY19/20 Final Report Training Presentation

Training Videos