Multnomah County, Oregon


How do I apply for CARES funding?

For questions related to the Oregon Cultural Trust Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief funds (grants cycle opens Aug 12 and closes August 24 at noon), please contact: Raissa Fleming ( / (503) 986-0090) or Aili Schreiner ( / 503) 428-0963). Para asistencia en español, llame al 971-345-1641.

Are you currently accepting applications?

Our grant cycle for our CCP grant is currently closed.  Our grant cycle will open Monday, August 31, 2020 and close October 2, 2020.  For grant guidelines, please see the MCCC Grant Guidelines 2020 you can also refer to our 2020 grant questions for reference.

What is the grant application process?

When applications are available, apply via the portal at If you applied last year, your organization’s information should be saved in the system provided that you use the same login information. If this is your first time applying, creating an account with Submittable takes seconds.  The decision of award is sent to applicants by mid-December each year.

Where do I apply?

Grants can be submitted via the application portal at If you applied last year, your organization’s information should be saved in the system provided that you use the same login information.

Where can I download the MCCC logo?

Download the MCCC Logo. Remember, if you receive an MCCC grant, you must include our logo and the Oregon Cultural Trust Logo, in your marketing materials.

Are there examples of successful grant applications?

See an example of a successful grant application here.

Do you have grant writing tips?

There are a lot of great grant writing resources and tips available. Please keep in mind that some of the advice provided in these resources may not apply to MCCC’s criteria, but we still find them helpful.

Non-Profit Hub 

Non-Profit AF



Oregon Community Foundation

We are also happy to answer any grant questions you have, send us an email:

Do you offer information sessions to learn more about MCCC grants?

We are happy to answer questions about grants, please contact us at: You can also us DM us on Instagram @multcoculturalco and on Facebook @multnomahcountyculturalcoalition

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I have an idea for an MCCC grant, how do I know if it qualifies?

See the MCCC Grant Guidelines 2020   You can also reach out to MCCC’s grants chair by emailing

I have received a grant for the past two consecutive years. Am I eligible this year?

Recipients of MCCC grants in two consecutive years are not eligible to apply for funds the following year. For example, an organization that was awarded grants to take place in 2019 and 2020 is not eligible to apply for 2021 funds and must wait until the 2022 grant cycle to reapply.

Is a MCCC grant the same as a RACC grant?

No, they are different. MCCC disperses funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust only. RACC receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Oregon Cultural Trust is only one funding partner out of many. RACC serves as the MCCC fiscal agent for grant funds.

Where do I send my final report?

The Final Report for grant cycles must be filed online using the grant portal at Reports for 2020 awardees must be submitted by as soon as possible after your event. Final reports must be submitted by December 31, 2021.

Here are some detailed instructions for submitting your MCCC final report:
1.      Log into your account at Make sure to use the same email address you used to submit your original application.
2.      Click on your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
3.      A menu will drop down. Click “My Submissions”.
4.      You will see a submission marked with a green “Accepted”. Click on the organization’s name to left of this icon.
5.      Your grant application will be opened. Click on the tab that is labeled “MCCC 2020 Final Report”.
6.      Fill out the final report. You can save a draft or submit the report using the brown buttons at the bottom of the form.

How do I join the MCCC?

Be a part of the Coalition!

MCCC invites community members to apply to serve as Coalition members. Applications are reviewed by the committee. Each coalition member serves for three years and participates in our grants panel at least once during that term. MCCC encourages applications from all corners of the community.

To apply, fill out our Questionnaire send materials with your cover letter and resume to for consideration. Thank you.

Current Member Roster:

  • Co-Chair, Grants Chair: Kris Anderson, Consultant and Author
  • Co-Chair, Brian Federico, Associate Director of Development, Stanford University
  • Treasurer: Leslie Kay, Attorney
  • Outreach Co-Chair:  Phoebe Daurio, ESL Senior Instructor II, Fulbright Program Co-Coordinator, Portland State Universit
  • Secretary and Outreach Co-Chair:  Prudence Fenwick Roberts, Curator, Freelance writer
  • Taaj Armstrong, Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist, Portland General Electric
  • Matthew Cowan, Oregon Historical Society
  • Philip Cuomo, Producing Artistic Director, CoHo Productions
  • Lydia Ness, Restore Oregon
  • Thuy Phan, Bravo Youth Orchestra
  • Joanna Ponce, Global Education & Outreach


  • Lisa Kay Yarborough, Zoom+Care