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.


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


Fast Track Arts

  • 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)


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


Arts organizations may apply for a Fast Track grant or submit a Letter of Inquiry.


Artists can apply for relief grants through our partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Community Foundation.


Education organizations

are invited to submit our

Letter of Inquiry form.


We are offering current grantees flexibility on grant restrictions and extending timelines for grant activities and reporting. Please get in touch to discuss how we can best support you.