The Capacity Building Initiative will provide financial and capacity building support to arts organizations serving under-represented populations and whose leadership is majority under-represented individuals, so they may define and meet their needs for appropriate and sustainable infrastructure. Three organizations will be selected for this pilot year of the project. Organizations can expect to receive financial and professional development support for a minimum of two years and not to exceed five years. Funded organizations will receive $15,000 annually in General Operating Support and will receive up to $10,000 in Professional Development or Technical Assistance.
All applicants must:
- Currently have 501(c)(3) status.
- Be headquartered within Multnomah County and/or the City of Portland city limits.
- If accepted into this multi-year program, the grantee must continue to be headquartered within this area for the duration of their participation. Otherwise, the grant will be forfeited.
- Legal address, as shown on the organization’s tax return, must be within the stated area.
- Have existed as an organization for at least three years.
- Serve and be led by members of an under-represented community or communities (communities of color, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, homeless or houseless communities, or LGBTQ people).
- Regularly engage with, present, or employ a majority under-represented artists.
- Offer on-going, year-round arts programming.
Organizations interested in applying should contact Helen Daltoso at 503-823-5402 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 12 to request an application.