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.
Program Changes: In 2019, RACC announced some significant changes to the General Operating Support program. For more information you can check out the press release regarding these changes and our information page for Partner Organizations.
Program Update: Partner organizations based in Washington and Clackamas Counties will receive annual award amounts based on funding allocated by their county governments and available regional support.
General Operating Support Deadlines
GOS Partner Organizations may submit their annual reports in any one of the annual 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 typically accepted once annually.
|New Applicants – Spring 2024||Partner Reports on FY2023|
|For new organizations applying to become General Operating Support Partners.
||For current partner organizations submitting their annual General Operating Support Report. You can download the GOS Partner Organization Reporting Guidelines on FY23. Partner organizations can report in any cycle, as soon as their financials for FY22 are complete.
|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.