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Cultural Coalition Project Grant

Grants to Oregon Organizations and Individuals
for Arts and Cultural Projects and Operating Support

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Clackamas County Arts Alliance - Clackamas County Cultural Coalition

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Oregon organizations and individuals in eligible regions for arts and cultural projects and operating support. Funding is intended to capitalize on local resources, encourage tourism, foster inclusion, and build cultural infrastructure. Requests for projects must be related to arts, heritage, or humanities, respond to the Cultural Plan vision, and help advance the Coalition’s goals. Eligible applicants are located in Clackamas County.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on cultural organizations, 2022 Clackamas County Cultural Coalition grants will be available for operating support as well as projects. 

Projects must align with the key values of the Coalition:

  • Increase public recognition and value of local culture
  • Acknowledge the vibrancy that social, cultural, and ethnic diversity bring
  • Increase public participation in local culture
  • Support the inclusion of arts and culture in every community

Projects and organizations should focus on supporting/growing local assets and removing barriers to cultural participation:

  • Increase how local culture is valued and supported
  • Support the creation of, or participation in, cultural projects and activities
  • Stimulate partnerships and collaborations that grow capacities to support assets and remove barriers including partnerships that support cultural tourism
  • Work closely with local governments, businesses, and others to embed local culture in community development
  • Grow communications capacity for cultural groups, organizations, and artists/creatives.

For additional information about funding priorities, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162290

Number of Grants:

The total number of grants awarded will be at the discretion of the Grant Review Panel.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Project Grant Request: $751
Maximum Project Grant Request: $2,500

Term of Contract:

This application is for projects occurring between January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Organizations physically located in Clackamas County with a Clackamas County mailing address
- Individuals who live or work in Clackamas County who have partnered with a Clackamas County-based organization as a co-applicant
- Organizations located in Oregon with a project that clearly benefits Clackamas County residents, demonstrates strong community support, and county partnerships may be eligible to apply. Please contact the office to confirm eligibility before applying
- Prior Clackamas County Cultural Coalition grant recipients who are current on all agreements and have submitted all required reports
- Nonprofit tax-exempt status is not required

Applicants who apply for a project grant are not eligible to apply for an operating support grant for the same year. Applicants who apply for an operating support grant are not eligible to apply for a project grant for the same year.

- Those whose 2021 projects have been granted waiver extensions are not eligible to apply for a 2022 project grant for the same project.
- Endowment support is not eligible.
- Hospitality (e.g.: alcohol or other food/beverage related expenses are not eligible)

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline is an estimate and subject to change:
- September 7, 2021 – Project Grant Applications Available
- October 15, 2021, 11:59 pm – Deadline to Apply Extended
- December, 2021 TBD — Grant Review Meeting (Zoom)
- January 2022 – Award Notifications Sent
- January 31, 2022 – Award Agreements Due
- February 2022 – Award Checks Mailed

Applicants who apply for a project grant are not eligible to apply for an operating support grant for the same year. If applying for a grant for operating support, your organization must show history and longevity, and convincingly demonstrate that it has the ability to survive into 2021 and beyond.

If the grant benefits a minor under the age of 18, an adult representative must complete the application and final report.

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Clackamas County

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