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Grants for Arts Organizations in Portland

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Regional Arts and Cultural Council

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Grants up to $20,000 for nonprofit arts organizations that provide cultural and arts programming to the community. The purposes of these grants are, (a) to help arts organizations with financial emergencies that come up and that are not a part of the organizations yearly financial plan, and (b) to help fund special opportunities that arise for arts organizations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124775

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000


  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Portland-based nonprofit arts and culture organizations are eligible to apply for the Opportunity Grant. Additionally, all applicants must:
1. be a nonprofit arts and culture organization that regularly presents arts and/or cultural events or arts projects.
2. have a physical address in the City of Portland.
3. provide arts and culture programs and events that are advertised and open to the public.
4. be ‘current’ on all RACC grant agreements and has submitted final reports for all completed RACC grants.

If an organization is not a 501(c)3, the organization may apply only if sponsored by a nonprofit organization that meets the eligibility requirements listed above.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must submit an Intent to Apply electronically. Each applicant will be contacted after the Intent to Apply is submitted. Upon RACC approval of the Intent to Apply, an organization may submit an Application. Both of these forms are available via RACC’s Online Grant System at

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Regional Arts & Culture Council
108 NW 9th Ave, #300
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503.823.5111 Fax: 503.823.5432 Email:

Cindy Knapp, Director of Operations
Phone: 503.823.5403

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