Through these extraordinary times
Miller's mission remains steadfast.
We are committed to supporting a thriving arts ecology and to strengthening teacher effectiveness and students’ academic success.
FALL 2021 UPDATE
In September 2020, the Miller Foundation launched two new pilot programs offering fast, flexible funding to Oregon arts and education organizations weathering the pandemic and wildfire impacts. We simplified our application process and reduced the time it took for us to get funds to grantees. We prioritized non-metro organizations and communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. What we heard in return were stories of the power of time saved in a crisis, the importance of getting our dollars in service to communities faster, and the critical need that flexible funding fulfills in a time of uncertainty.
As a result of these pilot programs, as well as our support of the Arts and Culture Pooled Fund and Individual Artist Relief Program, we awarded more grants and distributed more grant funding in the last year than we have any other year since our founding two decades ago. And yet we realize the need remains great--which is why, as we shift to a new phase of the pandemic and wildfire recovery, we are continuing to prioritize simplicity, speed and flexibility as we launch our next grantmaking cycle October 1, 2021.
2021-2022 GRANT CYCLES
For arts and arts education applicants with annual expenses under $500,000
Apply anytime beginning October 1, 2021
Requests reviewed and announced monthly
Letters of Inquiry (LOI)
For arts and arts education applicants with annual expenses over $500,000
For all education applicants
LOI due: October 22, 2021
Submit LOI between October 1-22, 2021
Invited full applications due: December 10, 2021
Awards announced: January 31, 2022
LOI due: February 18, 2022
Submit LOI between January 31 – February 18, 2022
Invited full applications due: April 8, 2022
Awards announced: May 30, 2022
LOI due: June 17, 2022
Submit LOI between May 30 – June 17, 2022
Invited full applications due: August 5, 2022
Awards announced: September 26, 2022
LOI due: October 21, 2022
Submit LOI between September 26 – October 21, 2022
Invited full applications due: December 9, 2022
Awards announced: Late January 2023