Oregon Heritage Grant

Oregon Heritage Commission

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Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $20,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 1, 2021 11:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit College / University Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Project / Program, Research

Location of project: Oregon

Location of residency: Oregon

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The Oregon Heritage Commission administers the Oregon Heritage Grant Program, which provides matching grants to non-profit organizations, federal recognized tribal governments, universities and local governments for projects that conserve, develop or interpret Oregon’s heritage. Currently, $200,000 per biennium is available. 

Oregon Heritage Grant funds are to be used for:

Support of projects for the conservation, development and interpretation of Oregon's cultural heritage. Priority will be given to projects that preserve, develop or interpret threatened heritage resources and/or heritage resources of statewide significance. While acknowledging the great need for financial assistance in preserving Oregon's historic structures, the Commission, because of the availability of other state grant programs for conserving those structures, will not give priority to projects conserving those structures in this grant cycle.


  • Heritage is the array of significant things, thoughts, and activities associated with the human experience in Oregon.
  • Oregon's heritage resources include artifacts and other manifestations of material culture, documents, publications, photographs and films, prehistoric and historic sites, historic buildings and other structures, cultural landscapes, heritage celebrations, festivals and fairs, and songs, stories, and recordings associated with the human experience in Oregon.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


    • A non‐profit organization incorporated in the State of Oregon with a 501(c)(3) determination from the United States Internal Revenue Service and a legally‐constituted board of trustees or directors;
    • A tribal government of a Native American group recognized by the State of Oregon and the federal government andlocated in the State of Oregon;
    • A university or college located in the State of Oregon; or
    • A local government within the State of Oregon.
  • MATCH:
    • Grants will be made for no more than 50 percent of total project costs. 


    • Projects that preserve or develop heritage resources that are threatened and/or are of statewide significance
    • Projects with a well‐prioritized, clearly explained work plan with an appropriate level of detail and realistic cost estimates.
    • Geographic diversity.
    • Project readiness, including matching dollar share in‐hand.