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Arts Council Grants

  • 1.  Arts Council Grants

    Posted 28 days ago
    Question regarding the recording Arts Council Grants as Gifts

    Our college has two campuses - a campus in Santa Fe and one in Annapolis.  Our New Mexico campus receives a New Mexico Arts Council grant each year and does not record this as a gift but as grant revenue and reported as such on our 990.  Our Maryland campus receives a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and these have been historically recorded as gifts in the donor database.

    Is there a best practices for handling Arts Council Grants?  I'd like to make the process uniform for both campuses.

    Thank you

    Rick West
    St. John's College

    Richard West
    Director of Advancement Services
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  • 2.  RE: Arts Council Grants

    Posted 28 days ago
    If the Councils are extensions of the local governments, then, per CASE, those grants cannot be counted.

    However, if the Council is a legally established nonprofit (or even corporate) entity, as long as the grant does not have contractual components, they can be counted.


    John H. Taylor
    John H. Taylor Consulting, LLC
    2604 Sevier St.
    Durham, NC   27705
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  • 3.  RE: Arts Council Grants

    Posted 28 days ago
    Rick, looks like you've got one c3 and one state gov't art council, so everything is being recorded correctly, even though it appears inconsistent just based on the names of the orgs.

    Thank you,
    Isaac Shalev
    Data Strategy Expert
    Sage70, Inc.
    (917) 859-0151

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  • 4.  RE: Arts Council Grants

    Posted 28 days ago
    Thanks John - I just found your paper on Grants and it's clear.