OCF: Small Arts & Culture Grants (Due 10/09/23)

Small Arts & Culture Grants



Oregon Department of Justice charity data shows that the majority of registered arts and culture nonprofit organizations in Oregon have annual budgets under $100,000. Although these organizations are central to the vitality of Oregon’s communities, they are often not eligible or competitive for traditional grant programs.

In response to this need, Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) invests $350,000 annually to support small community-driven arts and culture organizations. One-year grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for general operating support will be available to selected arts and culture applicants.

2023 RFP

Review the information below from our Request for Proposals for more detailed information on eligibility, the scope of proposals sought, application process and review criteria. Additional information can be found in our FAQ section below.

Staff Assistance

OCF will be hosting office hours for applicants on September 19, 2023 from 2:00pm-3:00pm. Please feel free to join us at your convenience during that timeframe to connect and ask any questions you may have about the application process.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://oregoncf.zoom.us/j/87487117155
Meeting ID: 874 8711 7155
Phone: +1 669 444 9171 (enter meeting ID and # at the prompt)

We suggest reading Tips for Nonprofits Communicating with OCF (PDF) before contacting us.

Additional questions? 

Questions about accessing or navigating the online system, resetting your password, or other technical issues may be submitted OCF via email to grants@oregoncf.org. Questions about eligibility or the narrative questions may be submitted to smallartsculture@oregoncf.org. We will respond by email or phone as soon as we are able.