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Grants to Oregon Organizations and Individuals for Arts and Cultural Projects

Cultural Coalition Project Grant


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Funding Source
Clackamas County
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon: Clackamas County

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/10/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $3,500 to Oregon organizations and individuals in eligible regions for arts and cultural projects. Funding is intended to capitalize on local resources, encourage tourism, foster inclusion, and build cultural infrastructure. Eligible applicants are located in Clackamas County.

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 and cultivate projects that might otherwise be overlooked
  • Support the inclusion of arts and culture in every community
  • Grow communications capacity for cultural groups, organizations, and artists/creatives

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:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants:
- Organizations physically located in Clackamas County with a Clackamas County mailing address
- Individuals located in Oregon with a project that clearly benefits Clackamas County residents who plan to create a project with a Clackamas County-based organization, business, venue, or entity. Organizations located in Oregon with a project that clearly benefits Clackamas County residents demonstrate strong community support and county partnerships eligible to apply.
- 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

- Those whose 2023 projects have been granted waiver extensions are not eligible to apply for a 2024 project grant for the same project.
- Endowment support is not eligible.
- Hospitality (e.g.: alcohol or other food/beverage-related expenses are not eligible)

Requests for operating expense support will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information
Timeline for 2024 Grants:
- Grant Application Open – October 9, 2023 at 12:00 PM PT
- Grant Application Closes – November 10, 2023
- Grant Announcements – January 2024

Applicant’s financial support and budget should provide some matching funds and/or in-kind contributions toward their project’s success. If the proposed project is intended as part of a larger concept, evidence of financial sustainability beyond this project grant period will be required.

Application Information:


Cultural Plan Summary:

Estimated Size of Grant
Minimum Project Grant Request: $751
Maximum Project Grant Request: $3,500

Term of Contract
Projects must be completed within the calendar year applied for.

Contact Information
Apply online:

For specific questions regarding Project Grants or this year’s application, please contact or call 503-655-0525.

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