Cultural Participation Project Grant Guidelines

2016 Estimated Timeline

  • August 1 – Project Grant Applications Available More Information HERE
  • August 17 (Wednesday)– Free Grant Orientation #1
  • August 30 (Tuesday)– Free Grant Orientation #2
  • October 6 (Thursday) – Deadline to apply (5pm)
  • November 29 (Tuesday)  – Grant Review (Open to applicants 9am – 11am) More Information HERE
  • December 8 (Thursday) – Coalition reviews funding recommendations
  • Mid-late December – Award notifications sent

Project Grant Program Overview 

  • Minimum Project Grant Request:  $500.00.
  • Maximum Project Grant Request: $2,500.00.
  • A post-project narrative and financial report, will be required of all grant recipients 30 days after completion of project or use of grant funds.  The Final Report should include photos and / or other documentation demonstrating the use of the award.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Individuals who live and or work in Clackamas County.
  • Organizations physically located in Clackamas County with a Clackamas County mailing address.
  • Organizations and individuals located in Oregon with a project that clearly benefits Clackamas County residents, demonstrates strong community support as well as county partnerships may be eligible to apply. Please contact us to confirm eligibility before applying.
  • Prior Clackamas County Cultural Coalition grant recipients who are current on all agreements and have submitted all required final grant reports.


  • Requests must be for projects which are related arts, heritage or humanities, respond to the Cultural Plan vision and help forward Coalition’s goals.
  • Projects must be completed within the calendar year applying for (i.e., 2017)
  • Request aligns with at least one of the current year Funding Priorities outlined in Clackamas County Cultural Plan.
  • Requests for general operating support will not be considered.
  • Endowment support is not eligible.
  • Capital projects which increase the participation in arts, heritage or humanities may be considered. Please contact us to confirm eligibility before applying.
  • If the grant benefits a minor under the age of 18, an adult representative must complete the application and final report.
  • Read FAQs before applying

If you have questions about eligibility or restrictions please contact grant administrator at 503-655-0525.


We strongly encourage those considering applying to attend one of the free Grant Orientations to learn more about submitting a grant application. A complete overview of application process is provided, along with an opportunity to ask questions and review all elements required in the application.