Miller Foundation’s 2023 Fast Track Arts Grants for Small Organizations in Oregon

Miller Foundation’s Fast Track Arts Grants fund organizations statewide that deliver visual, performing, media, literary, or interdisciplinary artistic programming, performances or exhibits, arts services, or arts education.

Donor Name: Miller Foundation

State: Oregon

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: Ongoing

Grant Duration: 2 year


Fast Track Arts grants provide Operating Support. The foundation knows that funding general operations is the best way to help arts organizations thrive.

Types of Support

Fast Track Arts grants provide Operating Support. These Operating Support grants typically support organizations with missions that are focused solely in our funding areas of Arts, Arts Education, or K-12 Education.

Smaller organizations (annual expenses of less than $500,000) that have broader missions but that allocate more than 25% of their annual expenses to significant & ongoing Arts or Arts Education activities are eligible to receive Operating Support through our Fast Track Arts program.  If funded, the Operating Support grant amount would be based on the percentage of their budgeted expenses related to Arts or Arts Education.

  • Operating Support – Allowable Expenses
  • Artist or contractor fees
  • Staff wages
  • Rent/utilities
  • Technology
  • Performance, presentation, or exhibit expenses
  • Marketing and fundraising
  • Production or exhibition equipment
  • General business expenses

Expenses not considered operating support include debt repayment and capital campaigns.

Funding Information

Request Amounts

Fast Track Grant amounts are determined by the Foundation and will range from 4-7% based on your annual operating expenses and your organization’s alignment with their funding priorities.

Grant Duration Options

  • Applicants with less than 5 years of past grant funding from the Miller Foundation are eligible for one year of support.
  • Applicants with 5+ years of past grant funding from the Miller Foundation are eligible for two years of support.

Eligibility Criteria

Because the Miller Foundation believes that every child should have access to a well-rounded education that includes the arts, their Arts grants also support K-12 Arts Education programs. If you provide arts education programming, you have a greater chance of receiving Miller funding if your programs meet any of the criteria below.

  • Applicants can be 501(c)(3) organizations, public entities, tribal or municipal governments, schools, or school districts. They sometimes fund work that has a fiscal sponsor.

K-12 Arts Education

  • You provide non-school based sequential arts education specifically engaging youth who face economic, geographic, or other barriers to participation.
  • You work in partnership with public schools to provide arts education where such programming would otherwise be unavailable.
  • You connect young people with professional teaching artists.
  • You provide culturally specific arts education.

For more information, visit Miller Foundation.