The Multnomah County Cultural Coalition Community Cultural Participation Grant Program (CCP) supports community-based cultural events, programs, and organizations.
Donor Name: Multnomah County Cultural Coalition
County: Multnomah County (OR)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1,000 and $3,000
Grant Duration: 1 year
Because of the lingering impacts of the pandemic, they will offer an expanded range of funding types to help your organizations adapt to current challenges. For this grant cycle, MCCC is inviting applications for events/programs support, capital/capacity-building projects, and general operating support.
MCCC will prioritize applications from organizations led by and projects benefiting communities who have been disenfranchised including Black and Indigenous people and other communities of color, LGBTQIA2S+, immigrants and refugees, people living with disabilities, people living with low incomes, people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, houseless people, those living in rural communities, and others.
The purpose of the CCP is to advance the following goals:
- Make culture accessible and affordable to Multnomah County residents.
- Promote cultural diversity.
- Encourage new cultural activities.
- Foster partnerships and collaborations which support the above.
Grants range between $1,000 and $3,000.
Funding given through this grant must be used between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024.
To be eligible for an MCCC grant, applicants must:
- Demonstrate in your application that your work aligns with one or more MCCC CCP grant goals
- Be headquartered within Multnomah County. The legal address shown on your W-9 form must be in Multnomah County.
- Serve or provide benefit to people in Multnomah County.
- Be an organization or group (individuals are ineligible). Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), partnerships, and other groups with a declared common purpose consistent with the goals of this grant program.
- A business (LLC or other for-profit entity) is eligible if the project being applied for benefits the public. For instance, a small production company applying for funds to finish and publicly present a new film would be eligible, but a small production company applying for funds for equipment for client work would not be eligible.
- 501(c)3 status is required to apply for general operating support.
- If your organization uses a fiscal sponsor, your application must include fiscal sponsor contact information and a signed contract or memorandum of understanding from your fiscal sponsor. Fiscal sponsors must:
- Be headquartered within Multnomah County.
- Be informed of the application to MCCC’s grant program.
- Provide an EIN and W-9 form.
- Sign a grant agreement accepting responsibility for project oversight.
- Receive, distribute and manage the grant funds, if awarded.
- Additional eligibility requirements for General Operating, Capacity Building and Capital applications:
- The applicant organization’s mission and programming must be focused on arts and/or culture.
- For General Operating applications only: The applicant must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Fiscally sponsored organizations, for-profit organizations and others are not eligible.
- Not have received grants for the past two consecutive years. For example, an organization that was awarded grants for 2022 and 2023 is not eligible to apply for 2024 funding and must wait until the 2025 grant cycle to reapply.
- Provide MCCC with a W-9 form and Employer Identification Number (EIN). The EIN is necessary to help MCCC ensure that awards will be granted in the name of an organization.
- Grants will not be awarded to a group without an EIN. Individuals are also ineligible.
- Grantees who fail to submit their previous due final reports by January 31, 2024 will forfeit their awards.
- Organizations that have received MCCC funding for the two preceding years.
- Organizations and groups located outside of Multnomah County are not eligible to apply, even if your work benefits Multnomah County residents.
- Activities taking place outside of Multnomah County are ineligible.
- Activities taking place before January 1, 2024 and after December 31, 2024 are not eligible.
- They tend not to fund programs that take place at schools or private organizations unless they are open to and broadly advertised to the public.
For more information, visit MCCC.