Multnomah County, Oregon


Are you currently accepting applications?

Our grant cycle is currently closed. We anticipate announcing 2020 grant awards by December 15, 2019. Our grant cycle typically opens in early autumn annually and closes the first Friday in October.  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?

MCCC offers information sessions while the grant cycle is open. We are happy to answer questions about grants, please contact us at:

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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 2018 and 2019 is not eligible to apply for 2020 funds and must wait until the 2021 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.

When will 2020 MCCC grant awards be announced?

2020 MCCC grant awards will be announced by December 15, 2019.

Where do I send my final report?

The Final Report for grant cycles must be filed online using the grant portal at Reports for 2019 awardees must be submitted by as soon as possible after your event. Final reports must be submitted by December 31, 2019.

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 2019 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: Paul Susi, Manager, River District Navigation Center, Transition Projects
  • Co-Chair, Grants Chair: Kris Anderson, Consultant and Author
  • Treasurer: Leslie Kay, Attorney
  • Secretary:  Prudence Fenwick Roberts, Curator, Freelance writer
  • Outreach Chair: Sharon Eldridge, BRAVO Youth Orchestras
  • Taaj Armstrong, Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist, Portland General Electric
  • Matthew Cowan, Oregon Historical Society
  • Philip Cuomo, Producing Artistic Director, CoHo Productions
  • Phoebe Daurio, ESL Senior Instructor II, Fulbright Program Co-Coordinator, Portland State University
  • Brian Federico, Associate Director of Development, Stanford University
  • Lydia Ness, Restore Oregon


  • Lisa Kay Yarborough, Legacy Health Portland