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Marion Cultural Development Corporation (MCDC) announces grant opportunities for 2015.  Note that our grant cycle has changed. The new grant cycle will coincide with the calendar year.  Applications will be due in October of the year before the project, and awards will be made in that December. Final reports will be due in December of the project year. The application process and priorities have not changed.

Applications grants for 2015 projects will be accepted online only, beginning September 4, 2015. The deadline to apply is October 2, 2015.  Grantees will be notified by mid-November and will receive their awards at a ceremony on December 9, 2014.  Funds will be available for use in 2016.  Final reports will be due by December 31, 2016.

Organizations that have received grants in 2015 and that plan to apply for 2016 grants must submit a final report on their 2015 project--or, if the project is not complete, an interim report--by September 30, 2015.

About Us

The Marion Cultural Development Corporation (MCDC) is an affiliate of the Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) serving Marion County. Its purpose is to enhance arts, culture, and heritage activities throughout the county. It fulfills this purpose primarily by awarding grants for projects in these areas to cultural non-profits or individuals sponsored by them.

Since 2005, MCDC has awarded $284,000 in 167 grants to 87 different organizations. Applications for grants to help fund projects to be carried out in 2016 will be due this fall. Information on eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria can be found on the MCDC website. Applications must be made online.

If you wish to apply, mark the following date on your calendar:

Friday, September 4, 2015 - Applications Open
Friday, October 2, 2015 - Applications Close
Mid-November - Notifications Sent
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - Award Ceremony for Grantees

Cultural non-profits can find details of our granting process here: Grant Application

To find out how to support the Oregon Cultural Trust and earn a tax credit visit www.culturaltrust.org.