FESTIVALS OF CEDARBURG, INC.
COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM
The Festivals of Cedarburg, Inc. grant program has long been a
goal of the Festivals committee. Grants are awarded at grant rounds
twice each year. Funding for grants will fluctuate each fiscal year depending on
the bottom line financial needs to support fixed costs for all
Cedarburg Festivals: Winter Festival, Strawberry Festival, Wine
& Harvest Festival and German Festival. Funds generated by
Strawberry Festival and Wine & Harvest Festival are used to
help underwrite Winter Festival and German Festival.
In June, 2003, 501(c)3 status was awarded to Festivals of Cedarburg,
Inc. A permanent rainy-day reserve was then established to offer
continued support for festivals in the event of an unforeseen
financial downturn. Each year, festival income over and above that amount
may be dispersed in grant funding to worthy groups and
programs by the Festivals of Cedarburg board of directors.
Festivals Executive Board member Jim Pape, said, “We’d
like to fund tourism-related projects as well as projects which
foster an art education interest in Cedarburg that is in keeping
with our mission statement and bylaws of Festivals”.
If surplus festival funds exist, major grants will be awarded
each year with grant application deadlines scheduled twice each
year. The Board of Directors of Festivals of Cedarburg, following
discussion by Festival committee members, will consider all applications.
here for application.