All of Oregon’s qualified cultural nonprofits are eligible to apply for the Cultural Trust’s annual Cultural Development Grants.
Please review the comprehensive program guidelines posted below. The Cultural Trust recognizes that many organizations are challenged to prepare project-based applications during this time. We encourage creative thinking and contingency planning. The Trust acknowledges the need for organizations to adapt to changing circumstances and public health mandates.
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 FY2023 application cycle closes Friday, May 6, 2022. Funding decisions will be made at the July 28, 2022 Cultural Trust Board of Directors meeting.
The FY2023 Cultural Development Program will support projects taking place between September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023. 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, 2022.
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. The fiscal year 2022 cycle will reopen September 1, 2021 for FY2022 applications. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis to support activities taking place between September 1, 2021 – July 30, 2022:
Funded by the Cultural Trust’s Statewide Cultural Partners, this grant program will support activities beginning anytime after September 1, 2021 and completed by July 30, 2022. 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.
FY2022 Cultural Coalition Grants will be awarded in late summer, 2021.
Cultural Coalitions may now submit their FY2022 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@oregon.gov or (503) 428-0963.
Final grant reports for FY2021 Cultural Participation grants for County and Tribal Coalitions must be submitted by February 1, 2022. The final report form is a fillable PDF.
Please submit your completed form and send to: email@example.com. Questions? Call us at (503) 986-0082.
Grant Portal Login: FY2023 Cultural Development Applications; Organization Final Reports
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