Cultural Coalition Project Grant Guidelines
Applications are closed for the 2020 funding cycle.
- August 26, 2019 – Project Grant Applications Available
- September 4, 2019 – Free Grant Orientation
- October 4, 2019, 11:59 pm – Deadline to Apply
- November 18, 2019 – Grant Review (Open to Applicants)
- By January 6, 2020 – Award Notifications Sent
- January 31, 2020 – Award Agreements Due
- February 1, 2020 – Award Checks Mailed
Project Grant Program Overview
- Minimum Project Grant Request: $751.00.
- 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?
- 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 us 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
- 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 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 must result in measurable outcomes within at least ONE Funding Priority. Funding Priorities directly underscore the coalition’s mission, vision, and values. 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. We include here 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
- Partnerships and collaborations should be evident – it shows community support and viability of a project
- Applicant’s financial support and budget should be closely reviewed, with the expectation that all applicants will 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
- Capital projects which increase the participation in arts, heritage or humanities may be considered. Please contact us to confirm eligibility before applying
- Applicants must be in good standing and all final reports from prior award cycles must be submitted before any future awards are released
- Projects must be completed within the calendar year applying for
- Final Report must be submitted within 30 days of project completion
- Requests for general operating support will not be considered.
- Endowment support is not eligible.
- Hospitality (e.g.: alcohol or other food/beverage related expenses are not eligible)
- 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 the free Grant Orientation 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.