General Operating Support Grants

The General Operating Support Grants Program aims to provide 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. The General Operating Support Grants Program seeks to fund arts organizations and provide a wide range of high quality arts programming made available to the public.

General Operating Support Report Deadlines

Member organizations may submit their annual reports in any one of the three cycles and may submit in a different cycle each year. Reports must be based on complete and finalized financial information – draft financials will not be accepted.

New Applicants Member Reports on FY2016
For new organizations applying for membership in the General Operating Support Program.

  • The application process for new General Operating Support members has closed.
  • Awards will be announced in November 2016.
Report Guidelines will be available in late September 2016.

  • Cycle 1
    • Due November 16, 2016
    • Awards Announced – February 2017
  • Cycle 2
    • Report Due – January 25, 2017
    • Awards Announced – April 2017
  • Cycle 3
    • Report Due – May 3, 2017
    • Awards Announced – late June 2017

Some of the basic eligibility requirements for General Operating Support are:
  • Be an arts organization.
  • Have IRS 501(c)3 tax status.
  • Have been in existence for a minimum of three years or be the result of merging organizations with at least a three-year history each.
  • Have minimum eligible income of $75,000 for at least three years.
  • Have at least one paid professional administrative staff on payroll for at least one year.
  • Have continuous administration throughout the year.