Arts and Cultural Grants

  • Grant application

    Grant applications for fiscal year 2017-18 are due Aug. 15 by 9:00 am.

    This program supports Gresham-based activities and projects that enrich the arts, culture and heritage of the community.

    Grants are available to nonprofit organizations physically located within Gresham city limits and to Gresham residents, who have partnered with a qualifying nonprofit. 

    The Arts and Cultural Grant Committee allocates the grants. The maximum amount awarded to any entity is $6,000.

    Eligible activities

    • Performing arts: community and professional theater, instrumental and vocal music, dance
    • Festivals and parades
    • Folk arts
    • Literature
    • Media arts
    • Visual arts: painting, sculpture, photography
    • Museums: art exhibits, classes and workshops
    • Heritage and preservation of Gresham's history

    Mail, deliver or email grant applications to:

    City of Gresham, Communications Office 
    Attention: Elizabeth Coffey         
    1333 NW Eastman Parkway
    Gresham, OR  97030-3813 
    Elizabeth.Coffey@GreshamOregon.gov  

    2016-17 recipients

    • Center for the Arts Foundation
    • Gresham Historical Society
    • Gresham Outdoor Public Art
    • MetroEast Community Media
    • Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra
    • Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra
    • SALT Academy and Performing Arts