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

Partner 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.

Applications from new organizations are accepted once annually.

New Applicants Member Reports on FY2018
For new organizations applying to become General Operating Support Partners.

For current partners organizations submitting their annual General Operating Support Report.

FY2018 Partner Report Guidelines

FY2018 Partner Report Questions

Partners Reports should be submitted online in the RACC Opportunity Portal.

Deadlines for FY2018 Reports

  • Cycle 1
    • Reports Due – Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by 5:00pm
    • Awards Announced – early February 2018
  • Cycle 2
    • Reports Due – Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by 5pm
    • Awards Announced – mid May 2018
  • Cycle 3
    • Reports Due – Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by 5pm
    • Awards Announced – late June 2018

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.