FAQ

Are you currently accepting applications?

The 2018 grant award cycle opens September 5, and closes October 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

What is the grant application process?

The grant cycle typically opens in early September. Around this time, MCCC holds one or more orientation sessions. Grants can be submitted during the following 4-6 weeks. The grant deadline normally is around early October. At this time, all grant applications are due, no exceptions. In December, MCCC sends out grant award notifications.

Where do I apply?

When the grant award cycle is open, grants can be submitted via the application portal at http://www.racc.submittable.com. If you applied last year, your organization’s information should be saved in the system provided that you use the same login information.

Are there examples of successful grant applications?

See an example of a successful grant application here.

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

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, 9/11  MetroEast Community Media  5 – 6:30 pm , 829 NE 8th Ave., Gresham

Saturday, 9/16  Midland Library, Small Conference Room, 10 – 11:30 am, 805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland

Saturday, 9/23  Hollywood Senior Center  10 – 11:30 am, 1820 NE 40th Ave., Portland

Thursday, 9/28  Marino Adriatic Cafe  6 – 7:30 pm, 4129 SE Division, Portland

please help spread the word!

¿Tiene usted una copia de las Guías de Subvención del MCCC en español?

por favor envíe un correo electrónico info@multcoculturalcoalition.org.

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

See the 2018 MCCC grant guidelines here. You can also reach out to MCCC’s grants chair by emailing info@multcoculturalcoalition.org.

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 2016 and 2017 is not eligible to apply for 2018 funds and must wait until the 2019 grant cycle to reapply.

Where do I send my final report?

The Final Report for grant cycles must be filed online using the grant portal at http://www.racc.submittable.com. Reports for 2017 awardees must be submitted by October 11 for those projects that have been completed before October; for those projects occurring from October – December, final reports must be submitted by January 31, 2018.

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.

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, sign our agreement, and send materials to info@multcoculturalcoalition.org for consideration. Thank you.

Current Member Roster:

  • Co-Chair:  Matthew Cowan, Oregon Historical Society
  • Co-Chair: Paul Susi, Portland Actors Ensemble/ Shakespeare in the Parks
  • Treasurer: Bruce Livingston, PlayWrite
  • Secretary: FX Rosica, Self-employed Artist
  • Grants Chair: Kris Anderson, Consultant and Author
  • Outreach Chair: Brenda Morgan, Multnomah County Office of Citizen Involvement
  • Sharon Eldridge, BRAVO Youth Orchestras
  • Leslie Kay, Attorney
  • Kriya Krisnabai-Gitanjali, Portland Public Schools
  • Lydia Ness, Restore Oregon
  • Ivonne Saed, Graphic Designer, Author, Photographer, Translator
  • Carole Shellhart, Children’s Institute