Small Arts & Culture Grants

To support small, community-driven arts and culture organizations statewide.

Application Guidelines
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A 2014 survey revealed that of the 1,884 registered arts and culture nonprofit organizations in Oregon, 61% have budgets under $100,000. Although these organizations are central to the vitality of Oregon’s communities, they are often not eligible or competitive for traditional grant programs. In response to this need, Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) announces the 6th year of the Small Arts & Culture Grants Program. Over the next three years, (2019-2021), OCF will invest $350,000 annually to support small community-driven arts and culture organizations.

One-year grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for general operating support will be available to arts and culture organizations with operating budgets under $100,000. Funds are being allocated to each of Oregon’s eight regions based on population and the number of applications received from each region (see page 3 of this RFP for more information on regional allocations).

2018 Grantees

107 Small Arts & Culture Grants were awarded throughout Oregon, totaling $300,000. For a complete list of grantees, please click on the following link:

2018 Small Arts & Culture Grantees