Salem, Ore. – Grant makers offering more than $5 million in funding for FY2022 gathered online for the Cultural Trust’s 2021 “Conversations with Funders and Partners” event on Monday, April 26. Capacity was limited so not all who were interested were able to attend.

Links to the recorded, individual break out sessions are now available. Click on the following links to view:

Participating with the Cultural Trust were representatives from three of its Statewide Partners – the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage and Oregon Humanities – as well as counterparts from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and Travel Oregon. Note: There was an issue with the Miller Foundation recording. Please reach out to for information.

“There are more than 1,500 cultural nonprofits serving Oregonians,” said Aili Schreiner, Cultural Trust manager. “We want to make sure they know about the significant funding and programming resources that are here to support them.”

Oregon Cultural Trust Cultural Development Program

Among the funding opportunities discussed at the online Conversations event will be the Cultural Trust’s FY2022 Cultural Development Program (funds to be awarded summer of 2021).

The Cultural Development Program recognizes and supports significant projects through four program funded categories: Access; Preservation; Creativity; and Capacity.

In 2020 the Cultural Trust awarded more than $2.7 million in statewide grants. Cultural Development Program grants represent one third of the annual funding the Cultural Trust provides to Oregon’s cultural nonprofits. Other funding includes grants to the Trust’s five statewide partners – to support their mission goals and respective funding programs – and to 45 county and tribal cultural coalitions that fund local initiatives, projects and programs.

FY2022 Cultural Development Program grants are for projects and activities that will occur between Sept. 1, 2021, and Aug. 31, 2022.

Grant guidelines are now posted  for a Friday, May 7, application deadline.

For more information contact Schreiner at or 503- 428-0963.

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Created in 2001 by the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Cultural Trust is a testimony to how much Oregonians value culture. No other state provides a 100 percent tax credit to inspire cultural giving. As uniquely Oregonian as public beaches and the bottle bill, the Oregon Cultural Trust was established 18 years ago by the Oregon Legislature as an ongoing funding engine for arts and culture across the state. Oregonians fund the Cultural Trust. We, in turn, fund the artists, potters, rappers, acrobats and dreamers who make Oregon, Oregon. In 2017 Oregonians gave $4.9 million to the Cultural Trust, our all-time record. Sixty percent of that went straight back to the field. The remaining 40 percent helped grow our permanent fund. Our three grant programs fund our five Statewide Partners, 45 County and Tribal Coalitions and qualified cultural nonprofits through competitive Cultural Development Grants.