The National Capitalization Project: Proposed Funding Principles for Sustainability

Monday, October 18, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Organized by Grantmakers in the Arts.

Presented by Elizabeth Cabral Curtis, president, TDC; Susan Nelson, principal, TDC.

The National Capitalization Project administered by GIA and sponsored by the Kresge Foundation encompassed four days of discussion with experts and national and regional funders to identify characteristics of successful capitalization that could become common practice nationally between funders and grantees. This session will present the outcomes of these discussions, including a literature review, tools for the field, and actions that funders might take to reverse the under-capitalized nature of the nonprofit arts sector. Session attendees will be encouraged to add to the body of information collected through the project.