Small Arts & Culture Grants

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

Application Guidelines
Staff Assistance


Recent research revealed that of the 1,468 registered arts and culture nonprofit organizations in Oregon, more than 60 percent 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 from many foundations. In response to this need, OCF will invest $300,000 annually for five years to support small community-driven arts and culture organizations.

One-year operating support grants of $1,000 to $5,000 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 the number of arts organizations and population.

2017 Grantees

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

2017 Small Arts & Culture Grantees