Multnomah County, Oregon


Established in 2003, MCCC champions the cultural enrichment of Multnomah County residents. 


We award up to
$2,000 grants 
 to arts and heritage organizations headquartered in Multnomah County, Oregon.

We are the re-granting board of the Oregon Cultural Trust in Multnomah County. The Oregon Cultural Trust’s mission is to lead Oregon in cultivating, growing and valuing culture as an integral part of communities. By inspiring Oregonians to invest in a permanent fund that provides annual grants to cultural organizations. Monies donated to the Cultural Trust come back to Multnomah County and are distributed as grants. MCCC awards up to $2,000 to not-for-profit and non-profit arts and heritage organizations that cultivate community. We are committed to using our resources to make culture accessible and affordable, and to support organizations and activities that emphasize cultural diversity.

Donors to the Oregon Cultural Trust receive a generous state tax credit for giving as long as their contribution to the Trust is matched by equal or greater charitable gifts to any number of Oregon’s cultural non-profits. Want to support the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition? Donate to the Oregon Cultural Trust and get that amount back as a tax credit!  

Check out the Oregon Cultural Trust

Grant Opens August 26, 2019

Grants can be used for events or projects that promote cultural engagement and must be open to the public. Grant closes October 4, 2019.

Review 2020 Grant Criteria

Upcoming Grant FAQ Events

Quesions? We are here to help. Join us at the following optional events to learn more about MCCC, grant writing tips and our grant eligibility criteria.

Can’t attend? We are here to help by email.

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August 27

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Gresham Library
385 NW Miller Avenue
Gresham OR 97030

September 14

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Rockwood Library
17917 SE Stark Street
Portland OR 97233

September 18

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Portland Mercado
7238 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206

Note the September 18, 2019 event will not have a formal FAQ. Instead, it is a celebration of MCCC, join us for networking and kicking off our 2020 grant cycle.

September 23

6:00 – 8:00 PM
North Portland Library
512 N Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97217


MCCC strives to make our grant as accessible as possible. Feel free to reach out to us with your questions. We want to make culture available to as many people as possible, and our grants should be too.

Non-Profit AF hub demystifies the grants and the art of grant writing. Talk about a win-win!

Format has some great guidance on how to write an award winning grant. Note that MCCC does not award individual artist grants but we still like these tips.

Non-Profit AF has some great guidance on how to write an award winning grant.  
Who says grant writing tips have to be formal?


Have questions? Get in touch by email