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Seeding Cultural Treasures Application

Thank you for your interest in Seeding Cultural Treasures(SCT). SCT is an initiative to nourish the landscape of arts and culture organizations run by and for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC).

The initiative is designed to provide unrestricted general operating grants between $40,000 and $100,000 and technical assistance support over the the three-and-a-half years (2022-2025) for emerging BIPOC arts and culture organizations.

The initial funding round will focus on 501(c)(3), fiscally sponsored organizations and/or units of tribal government in Minnesota.

All applicants must apply through this online form. You will be able to submit the responses to the five narrative questions either in writing or via video. Submission are due on Friday, May 20 by 5pm.

You will be able to save your application and come back to your application at a later time. If you have any problems or questions using the online application form, please contact us at SCT@propelnonprofits.org.

Organization and Contact Information

Executive Director/CEO/President Information

If you have a co-leadership structure or other multiple leadership structure, hit "Add another response" at the bottom of this page to enter that information.
Executive Director/CEO/President Information

Board Information

Board Composition
How many of your board members belong to the following racial/ethnic categories:
How many of your board members identify as:

Organization Eligibility Criteria

Narrative Questions

PLEASE NOTE: For this application, proper phrasing, language and exact details are not our main priority. The priority is to provide community-based organization with the support they need in a timely manner. Please tell us about your work. Character limits are to keep proposals simple and precise.

501(c)(3) Documents

Requested Documentation
In addition to the narrative questions, the following documentation is requested in the application. The documents must be in a pdf format.

Fiscal Sponsorship Information

Please include the following Fiscal Sponsor information

Not a 501(c)(3) or Fiscally Sponsored Organization

You have indicated that you are not a registered 501(c)(3) organization and that you are not fiscally sponsored. We will contact you for additional documentation to complete your application. 

If this is not correct please go back to Question 3 under Organization Eligibility Criteria. If you have any questions please email sct@propelnonprofits.org.


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