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Grants to Oregon Nonprofits, For-Profits, Arts Entities, and Individuals for Arts and Cultural Programs

Arts3C Grant Program


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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon: Multnomah and Washington Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/14/24 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to Oregon nonprofit and for-profit organizations, arts entities, and individuals for arts and cultural programs in eligible counties. Funding is intended to support artistic production or support internal capacity. Eligible expenses include projects and programming, presentations, operating expenses, personal and professional development, or business investment. Projects must benefit Multnomah and Washington Counties.

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) grant programs provide resources to increase the community’s access to a wide range of arts and culture, and promote RACC’s core values:

  • Accessibility – Inclusion, simplicity, and ease
  • Advocacy – Visibility, resources, and impact
  • Equity – Racial justice and representation in services and investments
  • Diversity – Of art forms and artistic traditions
  • Community – For belonging, support, and connection
  • Innovation – Testing and adapting; finding new ways to deliver value


Additional Eligibility Criteria
RACC makes grant awards to individuals, nonprofits, arts-based businesses, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), partnerships, and other legally organized entities. To be eligible for the RACC Arts3C Grant, you must:
1. Physically reside or be headquartered, with your legal address shown on your W-9 form/income tax return, within Multnomah or Washington County. Applicants with a PO Box will need to provide additional proof of residence or physical location.
2. Be an artist, arts organization, arts business, or other organization applying for an arts activity.
3. Complete all final report requirements for current RACC grant awards. You may have only one RACC grant open at a time.

Clackamas County applicants are not eligible in spring 2024 due to funding.

Funding and Eligibility Restrictions:

Pre-Application Information
- Application Due Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 by 5:00pm
- Grant awards in this cycle announced by April 30, 2024.

When applying for a RACC Arts3C Grant, you may submit only one application in a grant cycle and receive only one grant within 12 months.

The RACC Grants Team is happy to read a draft of your application and provide feedback. This service is provided on a first-come/first-served basis and applicants who have not received RACC funding in the past will be prioritized. Please prepare the narrative and budget in the RACC Opportunity Portal, save a draft, and then email the funding source to request a time. RACC will review the draft and schedule a time to provide feedback over the phone. The draft application and the draft request email must be received no later than the Tuesday of the week prior to the deadline to allow time to prepare and schedule feedback.

Estimated Size of Grant
Awards are up to $5,000.

Term of Contract
Grantees are strongly encouraged to claim grant funds prior to June 30. Grant awards that are not claimed within 12 months of the award date will be forfeit.

Contact Information
Apply online:

For questions or to request a draft review, email

RACC Grants Team:

- Ingrid Carlson –
- Yaelle Amir –
- Monica Parra Allen –

Regional Arts and Culture Council
411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97209

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