The MCCC grant cycle opens August 27, 2018 and closes October 5, 2018 at11:59 PM. Apply here.

Grant Information

If you represent a Multnomah County based cultural event, program or organization, you may be eligible to apply for a MCCC grant. Grants can be used to fund a specific cultural event or activity as long as it is open to the public. You may apply for up to $2,000 for activities or events that will:

  • Make culture accessible and affordable to Multnomah County residents
  • Support organizations and activities that emphasize cultural diversity
  • Encourage new cultural activities
  • Enhance arts education and cultural awareness among youth
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations which support the above stated goals

We recommend you read our full MCCC Grant Guidelines 2019. If you would like to learn more about applying for an MCCC grant, you are welcome to attend one of our information sessions, listed below. These information sessions are optional.

Monday, 9/10  Hollywood Senior Center,  6 – 8:00 pm , 1820 NE 40th Ave., Portland

Saturday, 9/22  TaborSpace, 10AM—12:30PM, 5441 SE  Belmont St., Portland

Tuesday 09/25, Park Place Cafe, 6—8:00 PM, 1288 SE 182nd Avenue, Portland

Key Points to consider when applying for a grant:

  • Start the process by applying for a grant when the application cycle opens August 27, 2018 and closes October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
  • If your grant is approved you will be notified in early December 2018.
  • Grant projects must take place during the calendar year following the approval of your grant application, and you must be willing to acknowledge MCCC as a funder in your promotional materials.
  • Recipients of grants in two consecutive years are not eligible to apply for a third consecutive year. If you received MCCC funds in 2017 and 2018, you must take a year off. You can reapply for 2020.
  • Recipients of 2018 awards must submit their final report to be eligible for a 2019 award. If your event has already happened, please submit your final report before the grant cycle closes on October 5th. If your grant will happen in the final months of 2018, please submit your report by January 31st, 2019.File your final report via

When the cycle is open, submit applications online  at Keep in mind that MCCC grants are not the same as Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) grants. RACC serves as the fiscal agent for MCCC.

If you need technical assistance please email