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MCCC Grant Cycle Opens September 5!

The Multnomah County Cultural Coalition (MCCC) announces their 2018 Community Cultural Participation (CCP) Grant Program cycle.

Grants up to $2,000 will be awarded to community-based cultural events, programs, organizations and neighborhood associations that foster a community that is opportunity-rich in cultural offerings, make culture more accessible and affordable to Multnomah County residents or encourage new cultural activities and organizations.

The 2018 grant application is now available online:

Deadline for applications: October 11, 2017, 11:59 p.m. PST

Who Can Apply?
Any not-for-profit organization is eligible to apply for a CCP grant of up to $2,000 to be used for a specific event, program or activity, as long as it is open to the public. This includes registered neighborhood associations, groups of citizens with a declared common purpose consistent with the goals of this grant program, and organizations with IRS 501©(3) status. However, IRS 501©(3) status is not required. Applications must clearly demonstrate how the funds will help the proposed cultural event, program, or activity to become more accessible and/or affordable to Multnomah County residents or encourage new cultural activities and organizations.

Recipients of CCP grants in two consecutive years are not eligible to apply for funds the following year. For example, an organization that was awarded grants to take place in 2016 and 2017 is not eligible to apply for 2018 funds and must wait until the 2019 grant cycle to reapply.

Recipients of 2017 CCP grants must submit their final report to before applying for a 2018 grant. If your event has not occurred yet please contact us at for further guidance.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend any of the following events to learn about the grant and application process.

Monday, September 11, 5:00-6:00PM @ Metro East Community Media
829 NE 8th St, Gresham, OR 97030

Saturday, September 16, 10:00-11:30 AM, @ Midland Library, Small Conference Room,
805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97233

Saturday, September 23, 10:00-11:30 AM @ Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

Thursday, September 28, 6:00-7:30 PM@ Marino Adriatic Café
4129 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

For more information, please visit:

About the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition
The Multnomah County Cultural Coalition is a group of leaders from area organizations that have a mission to foster a community that is opportunity-rich in cultural offerings, increasing the likelihood of participation among the broadest possible spectrum of county residents. MCCC is supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust. The MCCC’s policies and procedures help govern the distribution of funds received from the Oregon Cultural Trust. For more information, please visit our website:

About The Oregon Cultural Trust
“Donors to the Cultural Trust make the coalition grants possible, advancing the Trust’s mission of making Oregon culture accessible to every Oregonian. Each year, one-third of the Cultural Trust’s grant funds are distributed to Oregon’s 45 county (36) and tribal (9) coalitions. In re-granting Trust funds to community heritage, humanities and arts nonprofits, the coalitions allow the Trust’s work to be deep as well as broad, reaching every corner of Oregon,” said Kimberly Howard, Trust manager.

The Oregon Cultural Trust is an innovative, statewide private-public program raising significant new funds to support and protect Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage. In addition building a permanent endowment, the Trust distributes funds through three multi-faceted, wide-ranging grant programs. Donors to the Cultural Trust may claim an Oregon tax credit for their entire Trust gift as long as they’ve made equal or greater donations to any number of Oregon’s more than 1,200 cultural nonprofits. No other state in the nation has a program like the Oregon Cultural Trust, which has been ranked with the bottle bill and vote-by-mail as among Oregon’s most forward-thinking public policy measures. More information: (503) 986-0088 or

Thank you and we look forward to receiving applications from throughout the County!


The Multnomah County Cultural Coalition