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Marion Cultural Development Corporation (MCDC) announces the availability of 2017 grant funds. Applicants who have received awards in the past two years are NOT eligible to reapply for 2017 funds.

Applications for 2017 projects will be accepted online only, beginning September 2, 2016. The deadline to apply is 5 pm on October 7, 2016. Grantees will be notified by November 1, 2016 and will receive their awards at a reception on December 6, 2016. Funds will be available for use in 2017, with final reports due no later than December 31, 2017.

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 $322,361 in 200 grants to 98 different organizations. Applications for grants to help fund projects to be carried out in 2017 are due by the dates listed below. Information on eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria can be found here on the MCDC website. Applications must be made online.

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

Friday, September 2, 2016 - Applications Open
Friday, October 7, 2016 - Applications Close (At 5pm)
November 1, 2016 - Notifications Sent
December 6, 2016- Award Ceremony for Grantees
December 31, 2017 - Final Reports Due (No Later)

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.