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.

Applications from new organizations are accepted once annually, typically in May or June.

New Applicants Member Reports on FY2017
For new organizations applying for membership in the General Operating Support Program.

  • The 2017 application period for new General Operating Support organizations is now closed.
  • 2017 New Member Application Guidelines – these guidelines are subject to change in future years.
  • We anticipate accepting applications for new General Operating Support organizations again in May or June 2018. If you have questions, please contact RACC staff.
For current member organizations submitting their annual General Operating Support Report.

Guidelines for FY2017 Member Reports

Deadlines for FY2017 Reports

  • Cycle 1
    • Reports Due – November 15, 2017
    • Awards Announced – early February 2018
  • Cycle 2
    • Reports Due – February 28, 2018
    • Awards Announced – late April 2018
  • Cycle 3
    • Reports Due – May 2, 2018
    • 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.