All of Oregon’s qualified cultural nonprofits are eligible to apply for one or more of the Cultural Trust’s regional or statewide grant programs. Watch a short video to learn more!
Please review the comprehensive program guidelines posted below.
Cultural Development Program applications are reviewed and scored by individuals chosen for their diverse cultural expertise and geographic, ethnic and gender diversity. Please use this PANEL INTEREST FORM to nominate yourself or another individual to serve as a Cultural Trust grant review panelist.
The FY2024 application cycle closes at 5 pm Friday, May 5, 2023. Funding decisions will be made at the summer 2023 Cultural Trust Board of Directors meeting.
Cultural Development Grant Resources:
The FY2024 Cultural Development Program will support projects taking place between September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024. First time grant seekers interested in applying for Cultural Trust grants are encouraged to schedule a 30 minute phone consultation with Trust Manager Aili Schreiner (email@example.com) or (503) 428-0963.
Program awards are made in four categories and are intended to fund arts, heritage, history, preservation and humanities programs. Cultural Development Grants are for project activities that:
The four program categories are:
Application Assessment Rubrics
The following rubrics shall accompany the Cultural Development program guidelines. Applicants are advised to use the descriptive qualities in crafting an application. Panelists are advised to use the same descriptive qualities to assign a score for each application section:
Have questions? Contact Aili Schreiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.428.0963. You may schedule a 30 minute consultation before April 8; draft applications will receive feedback if received prior to April 22, 2023.
The Organizational & Professional Development Grant Program is a capacity building opportunity available to cultural nonprofits in Oregon, as well as Cultural Trust County and Tribal Cultural Coalitions. Applying organizations must have an annual operating budget of under $1 million to be eligible to apply.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Reviews for funding consideration takes place quarterly to support activities between September 15, 2023 – July 30, 2024:
Funded by the Cultural Trust’s Statewide Cultural Partners, this grant program will support activities beginning anytime after September 15, 2023 and completed by July 30, 2024. This program has two categories:
Organizational Development – maximum request $2,000
Professional Development – maximum request $750
Have questions? Contact Aili Schreiner at email@example.com or 503.428.0963.
FY2024 Cultural Coalition Grants were awarded in September, 2023.
Cultural Coalitions may now submit their FY2024 Contact Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include as attachments:
Questions? Please contact Kat.Bell@oregon.gov or (503) 986-0082 or Aili.Schreiner@biz.oregon.gov or (503) 428-0963.
Final grant reports for FY2023 Cultural Participation grants for County and Tribal Coalitions must be submitted by February 1, 2024. The final report form is a fillable PDF.
Please submit your completed form and send to: email@example.com. Questions? Call us at (503) 428-0963.
Grant Portal Login: FY2024 Cultural Development Application
NOTE: The Cultural Trust highly recommends starting and completing your application in one session. Please have ready all application content and materials prior to starting your application. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
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