On this page, you will find a list of grants, links to funding sources, articles on fundraising and grant related issues, and other resources that might be useful to your organization.

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation2013 NACF Artist Fellowships
NACF embraces the notion that Native artists offer profound contributions to intellectual inquiry and community sustainability. Native artists are at thresholds of exploration in unfolding creative terrains. They are deepening their impact on the field of contemporary arts practice and are forging new recognition in national and global communities. Through the fellowship program, we hope to foster the creativity of our Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery.
DEADLINE: June 21, 2012

Black United Fund of Oregon: Founded in 1983, this non-profit organization engages in philanthropy, community development, and other initiatives that address unmet needs in low-income communities.  Charitable grants are awarded to non-profit agencies that address critical issues with original and creative strategies designed to foster long term solutions and support the health and welfare of children and families, promote cultural awareness, protect human rights, and stimulate economic development.

Fusing Arts, Culture, and Social Change: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy: This report outlines compelling demographic, aesthetic and economic reasons for foundations to rethink their grant-making practices to stay current with changes in the cultural sector and to continue to be relevant to the evolving needs of our communities.

Oregon Arts Commission Grants: The Commission offers a variety of matching grants to support arts programming in Oregon. Grant programs are supported with general funds from the State of Oregon and the Oregon Cultural Trust, and federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) Grants

General Support Grants provides general financial support to arts organizations in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties, based on their artistic excellence, proven service to the community, administrative and fiscal competence and RACC grant compliance. Organizations need to have IRS 501(c)3 tax status and a minimum eligible income of $80,000. Apply at
Intent to Apply Deadline: 3/7/12.

Professional Development Grants (cycle 1) assists artists or representatives of arts organizations with opportunities that specifically improve their business management skills and/or help advance the careers of the individual artist or the arts administrator by supporting expenses related to specific, unique opportunities that have potential to significantly impact an individual’s work and professional development. Apply at
Intent to Apply Deadline: 4/11/12.

Funding for Portland Murals. Any individual or organization intending to create a mural on an exterior wall and within the boundaries of the City of Portland can apply for funding through the Public Art Mural Program. See guidelines and application information at For more information contact Peggy Kendellen, RACC Public Art Manager at
Deadline: 4/4/12


Oregon Folklife Network (OFN)
242 Knight Library
6204 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-6204