Cultural Coalition Project Grant Guidelines

The 2019 Project Grant application is now available! Please read through Guidelines (see below), Funding Priorities and Application Information before starting the application.

Here is information on the funding priorities.
Here is information on the application process.

Estimated Timeline (for 2019 grants)*
*Timeline is an estimate and subject to change. 

  • August 15, 2108 – Project Grant Applications Available
  • September 19, 2018 – Free Grant Orientation
  • October 19, 2018, 11:59 pm – EXTENDED Deadline to Apply
  • December 5, 2018, 9 – 11 am– Grant Review (Open to Applicants)
  • By January 4, 2019 – Award Notifications Sent
  • January 31, 2019 – Award Agreements Due
  • February 1, 2019 – Checks Mailed

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?

  • 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 be completed within the calendar year applying for (i.e., 2019)
  • 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.