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FAQ

Are you currently accepting applications?

Our grant application will be open September 1, 2023, and applicants will be awarded in December. For full grant guidelines and timeline, please visit our grant program page.

What is the grant application process?

Applications are accepted via our online platform. 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 is quick and easy. The decision of award is sent to applicants in December each year. For full grant guidelines and timeline, please visit our grant program page.

Where do I apply?

When the grant cycle is open, grants can be submitted via the application portal at racc.smapply.org. 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 and Oregon Cultural Trust logos on our resources page. Remember, if you receive an MCCC grant, you must acknowledge both MCCC and OCT.

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

NEEF

We are also happy to answer any grant questions you have, send us an email: info@multcoculturalcoalition.org.

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

Yes, we will be hosting information sessions in 2022. Dates TBD. Please follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates.

¿Tienen una copia de las guías de subvención del MCCC en español?

Por preguntas 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 full grant guidelines on our program page. You can also reach out to MCCC staff 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 for 2022 and 2023 is not eligible to apply for 2024 funds and must wait until the 2025 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 for organizations and projects in Multnomah County 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. 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 racc.smapply.org. For organizations with 2023 grants, reports should be submitted by October 13, 2023 or (if your project takes place in the final months of the year) by January 31, 2024.

Here are some detailed instructions for submitting your MCCC final report:
  1. Log into your account at https://racc.smapply.org/. 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 2023 Final Report”.
    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 board members. Applications are reviewed by the committee. Each board member serves for three years and participates in our grants selection panel at least once during that term. MCCC encourages applications from all corners of the community, particularly past grantee organizations, artists and cultural workers.

Learn more about board service, how to apply and our current board here. We look forward to hearing from you!