Our Grantees

We're proud to support Arts and Education efforts statewide. We deeply admire the work our grantees are doing to bring positive change to Oregon communities.

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We've made our grants searchable so you can explore the types of activities we have funded since 2015. In the table below, Responsive grants are those awarded through our Fast Track and Standard application processes. Initiatives include grants initiated by the Miller Foundation directly or in collaboration with funding partners.

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Name
Funding Area
Total
Amount
Year
Approved
Name
Funding Area
Total
Amount
Year
Approved
YU Contemporary
Arts
$15,000
2016
"The Wind and the Stars," a solo exhibition by Lutz Bacher
Responsive
Responsive
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Write Around Portland
Arts
$15,000
2016
Writing Workshops in Washington County
Responsive
Responsive
ef6c19b4-0acb-ba91-6a36-b824be8beeb0
Umpqua Symphony Association
Arts
$5,000
2016
Following Strings to Success
Responsive
Responsive
432712e6-93e5-f1a1-04db-dfaea952259c
Willamette Light Brigade
Arts
$10,000
2016
Portland Winter Light Festival Years 2 and 3
Responsive
Responsive
92a6755a-21b9-be84-4eea-ab6e7973674f
Umpqua Valley Arts Association
Arts
$25,000
2016
capacity building to increase staffing and marketing
Responsive
Responsive
4e0e7d94-ce8c-52a6-3e12-ceb1a6cbba50
Umpqua Actors Community Theatre
Arts
$5,000
2016
Lighting Project
Responsive
Responsive
5cc188cc-092b-2abc-53e1-2fc41efee158
The Red Door Project
Arts
$20,000
2016
Hands Up production
Initiative
Initiative
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Sunriver Music Festival
Other
$10,000
2016
Honorarium
Initiative
Initiative
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Stumptown Stages
Arts
$7,500
2016
Musical Theatre Initiative
Responsive
Responsive
37f9e79d-d55d-c9e8-dbe3-2aee5e9abca8
Arts
$5,000
2016
New Musical Program
Responsive
Responsive
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St. Andrew Nativity School
K-12 Education
$30,000
2016
capacity building to build alumni community
Responsive
Responsive
98eb2d50-c265-79a9-9bef-98c393fb1cdf
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers
Arts
$5,000
2016
Community Engagement Concerts with Rogue Valley Symphony
Responsive
Responsive
96e280c4-2d58-082b-242a-2e8051c38220
Southern Oregon PBS
Arts
$37,500
2016
capacity building to hire a director of planned and major gifts
Responsive
Responsive
bb8fd4fb-091b-6785-f639-a96faf6de75e
Southern Oregon Film Society
Arts
$9,392
2016
Meeting Programming Demands through Technical Development
Responsive
Responsive
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Reading Results
K-12 Education
$100,000
2016
to provide program support for a reading intervention program
Responsive
Responsive
34d5dc87-8a8c-f535-45a2-46187506a6c1
Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality
K-12 Education
$80,000
2016
program support to bring "Leyendo Avanzamos" project to schools
Responsive
Responsive
097773fe-c623-8328-4b32-630b9dac50fe
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Arts
$20,000
2016
Sitka Technology Impact Project
Responsive
Responsive
f3ff4135-4bea-2822-5519-1b1424f2928d
Salem Keizer Education Foundation
K-12 Education
$75,000
2016
to provide program support for the Path to Post Graduation Success Program
Responsive
Responsive
a61b3c7c-58e7-59e0-4df6-e98809d2165e
Rock N Roll Camp for Girls
K-12 Arts Education
$7,500
2016
RnR Camp for Girls 2016
Responsive
Responsive
a18c04a8-6454-c0a2-0888-bb3290879613
Portland Story Theater
Arts
$5,000
2016
Portland Story Theater "On The Road"
Responsive
Responsive
e40ab0e5-63fd-4950-0705-f61707df5ea5
K-12 Education
$100,000
2016
program support to bring Renaissance Program to more schools
Responsive
Responsive
a8b87626-6e1e-c891-b358-ff31df30cde9
Rainbow Dance Theatre - sponsored by WOU Foundation
Arts
$9,600
2016
SELFIE
Responsive
Responsive
379f8ecd-1749-5c40-4977-d32a1c222d75
Portland Workforce Alliance
K-12 Education
$30,000
2016
Capacity building for teacher support
Responsive
Responsive
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Portland Summerfest
Arts
$5,000
2016
Opera In the Park 2016
Responsive
Responsive
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Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc.
K-12 Education
$32,000
2016
program support to expand program to 175 more students
Responsive
Responsive
2473c795-a8f3-7360-b6d8-38cfa0ef5880
Portland Gay Men's Chorus
Arts
$10,000
2016
PGMC: Miller Capacity Building
Responsive
Responsive
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Portland Center Stage
Arts
$50,000
2016
TCG Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon 2017
Responsive
Responsive
6bc1cb1a-e794-3dd8-32a0-e51f1ebe6c5b
Performance Works NW
Arts
$5,000
2016
PWNW Capacity Building Project
Responsive
Responsive
d74f0158-8513-f23f-9925-67a8ff07d2ab
Pentacle Theatre
Arts
$5,000
2016
"Bringing 'Other Desert Cities' to a Wider Audience: Educating about Mental Health"
Responsive
Responsive
8c9c0ecd-0e00-4305-83db-9918676c10c2
Pendulum Aerial Arts
Arts
$50,000
2016
capacity building to hire and establish a Head of School position
Responsive
Responsive
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PDX Jazz
Arts
$20,000
2016
2017 PDX Jazz Festival
Responsive
Responsive
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Oregon Symphony
Arts
$75,000
2016
Large Arts Initiative - Opportunity Grant
Initiative
Initiative
22fd587a-02c2-4f5b-9971-c3785fb6a083
PassinArt: A Theatre Company
Arts
$15,000
2016
to provide program support for "Our Sons" event
Responsive
Responsive
c705067a-3fb1-397c-6ca0-82d64a249617
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Arts
$1,300,000
2016
capacity support to implement new season model
Responsive
Responsive
ed287b69-fbe9-6f23-d294-cacecca4a6e0
Oregon Symphony Association in Salem
Arts
$75,000
2016
capacity building through the establishment of a Development Director position
Responsive
Responsive
e5694bc5-203a-cf36-a4d0-014f1ad4ffb6
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
K-12 Education
$150,000
2016
project support for Design Thinking program
Responsive
Responsive
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Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Arts
$15,000
2016
Enhancing Arts & Culture Education at Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Responsive
Responsive
8b61900b-826b-d68c-495a-1f71658db7c0
Oregon East Symphony
K-12 Arts Education
$15,000
2016
program support for next two years of concerts and education
Responsive
Responsive
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Oregon Historical Society
Arts
$30,000
2016
History Hub
Responsive
Responsive
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Oregon Center for Contemporary Art
Arts
$75,000
2016
capacity building through hiring of a Communications and Marketing Manager
Responsive
Responsive
ccea7377-09ac-1155-bad1-4a2f61abc500
Oregon Coast Aquarium
K-12 Education
$100,000
2016
operating support to fulfill new strategic plan
Responsive
Responsive
19841eb0-b7e1-e6d5-99d7-fef126389ac1
Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestras
K-12 Arts Education
$20,000
2016
BRAVO Artist in Residence Project
Responsive
Responsive
aefd50c3-bead-a131-93c2-6d61b99afe53
Oregon Black Pioneers
Arts
$20,000
2016
program support for "Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years" exhibit
Responsive
Responsive
77435400-e58f-cb39-8379-9918141ed2cc
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Arts
$40,000
2016
Large Arts Initiative - Opportunity Grant
Initiative
Initiative
886d0073-deb2-b964-67b4-04659714863c
NW Documentary Arts & Media
Arts
$70,000
2016
capacity building to support and expand staff
Responsive
Responsive
4f6e945b-6916-e10e-8696-f5df337af823
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Inc.
Arts
$30,000
2016
to support Mentor Fellowship program for artists
Responsive
Responsive
1477db40-6e13-15b2-931a-a936933eda9e
Newspace Center for Photography
Arts
$15,000
2016
program support to support three exhibitions
Responsive
Responsive
a52df65c-5226-c2f0-c1a0-b648fdd00189
MetroArts Inc.
Arts
$15,000
2016
MAI Capacity Building
Responsive
Responsive
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Lake Arts Council inc.
Arts
$5,000
2016
2016-2017 Concert Season
Responsive
Responsive
ed0a3e8e-dc1b-814e-baed-af6999726f4d
Arts
$2,500
2016
Phoebe Zeitgeist: A Video Opera
Responsive
Responsive
30ac19b3-3eb5-db5d-ce2d-9f3a93529ce1
Know Your City
Arts
$7,500
2016
Oregon History Comics, Second Edition
Responsive
Responsive
e2f87898-87cc-e0f7-b3b9-5c0e3839ef53
Kids Unlimited of Oregon
K-12 Education
$300,000
2016
to expand elementary programs to three new schools
Responsive
Responsive
22ff525e-3304-7222-6279-3ede608535b2
KairosPDX
K-12 Education
$200,000
2016
program support for educational assistants
Responsive
Responsive
117ea591-3a09-2572-f3db-a26a2df8dece
Hand2Mouth Theatre
Arts
$7,500
2016
16-17 H2M season
Responsive
Responsive
890513ab-8fc6-cc79-67d3-ffb5a194c8bb
K-12 Education
$40,000
2016
Program support to develop curriculum
Responsive
Responsive
d80cab0e-1d0b-278d-6dbc-2a354b57c6d5
Independent Publishing Resource Center
Arts
$30,000
2016
Capacity building through staff expansion
Responsive
Responsive
f7957b09-2606-1c39-fd79-f81571ebafb0
In Mulieribus
Arts
$3,000
2016
to support "Ordo Virtutum" project
Responsive
Responsive
75d0f7b1-1ba8-db4c-2ad1-d724fcbcae2b
High Desert Museum
Arts
$50,000
2016
project support for the Changing Exhibits Initiative
Responsive
Responsive
811b3252-b61c-5416-3017-af3bbab567e1
Friends of the Visual Arts (dba Willamette Art Center)
Arts
$15,000
2016
Willamette Art Center 2016 Equipment Upgrade
Responsive
Responsive
afb97d8e-0df2-a4d2-4719-d2528936ee72
GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington
K-12 Education
$25,000
2016
capacity building to help transition to a new executive director
Responsive
Responsive
7d97c548-5e61-7e41-1b99-d2b28a3d578b
Gateway to College National Network / Achieving the Dream
K-12 Education
$80,000
2016
Program support for State Care to College program
Responsive
Responsive
cc5ff68d-409a-21b3-f6c7-e1a253294fc4
Gilbert House Children's Museum
K-12 Education
$8,250
2016
Classroom Technology Upgrade
Responsive
Responsive
5992b1c1-55af-cf40-48b1-1f5dc5eaa3e4
Four Rivers Cultural Center
Arts
$5,647
2016
Community Theater Production of Beauty and the Beast
Responsive
Responsive
cb9e0f0e-7bb8-a267-99b8-79da49fb8b58
Financial Beginnings Oregon
K-12 Education
$25,000
2016
capacity building through hiring an Executive Director for Oregon
Responsive
Responsive
cb5e9c0e-3c17-9b2e-e4f0-f9c0933c768e
Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras
K-12 Arts Education
$15,000
2016
program support to bring ESYO's String Academy classes to 8 area elementary schools
Responsive
Responsive
36b911fe-81c3-b8a6-6fc9-785e68a0e474
Elsinore Theatre
Arts
$40,000
2016
challenge grant to match local donors
Responsive
Responsive
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Disability Art and Culture Project
Arts
$5,000
2016
program support to support "Chickens and Cheese Pizza" performance
Responsive
Responsive
c83dc78b-ce4d-cd3e-ffbb-c79e0754acd9
Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre Inc
Arts
$2,743
2016
to support the "Spitfire Grill Musical" production
Responsive
Responsive
8e81e095-44ce-fb3c-0f9f-6894cec3ac2a
Construct Foundation
K-12 Education
$15,000
2016
program support to pilot School ReTool program
Responsive
Responsive
b9078d11-2ef6-b9c8-0751-dac1df22f7f5
Drexel H. Foundation
Arts
$5,000
2016
program and staff development for the Drexel Youth Art & Culture Programs
Responsive
Responsive
43e7a949-3a59-74e1-1197-a447f4dcc938
De La Salle North Catholic High School
K-12 Education
$220,000
2016
capacity building in advance of an upcoming capital campaign
Responsive
Responsive
9496dcdb-f6d8-12d5-e0ba-5e897d756f4a
DanceAbility International
Arts
$27,765
2016
capacity building to hire a new Development Director
Responsive
Responsive
1fba8fb0-d2bd-bdf2-5578-afccf39f2eed
Dance Wire
Arts
$2,500
2016
capacity building to implement marketing strategy
Responsive
Responsive
a333a0b1-5765-b86b-2570-ee7d62e13d6c
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
Arts
$20,000
2016
to assist in recruitment and increasing support from existing funders
Responsive
Responsive
cf656ca6-1d8f-30f5-aa05-c902219409f8
Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts
Arts
$6,500
2016
25th Anniversary Exhibit support - Visiting Scholar
Responsive
Responsive
c3b18195-1dd9-0346-40f9-e2f9aa73dcc7
Corrib Theatre
Arts
$5,000
2016
Corrib Theatre Production: "Our New Girl"
Responsive
Responsive
43fbc47c-b158-04fa-24ea-a6cd4e42ca74
Confluence
K-12 Education
$50,000
2016
to hire a half-time Manager of Development, Membership and Communications
Responsive
Responsive
b36b771f-5887-a84a-ce41-513845b7d2f5
Clackamas County Arts Alliance
Arts
$18,650
2016
to build capacity through a development and staffing project
Responsive
Responsive
c4e40bd1-4534-d432-cb43-b4eee864dc1a
Circus Project
K-12 Arts Education
$45,000
2016
change capital to develop new business model involving new space
Responsive
Responsive
4e6276ae-6e8d-392d-0ed4-0eb92d02f46a
Classroom Law Project
K-12 Education
$50,000
2016
capacity support to hire a Senior Program Manager
Responsive
Responsive
7adb591c-a954-f201-2e65-b8ecb9444b30
Clackamas Repertory Theatre
Arts
$5,000
2016
"The Music Man"
Responsive
Responsive
26915e35-723d-3634-3d15-7de5f0e21b3d
Children's Institute
Other
$30,000
2016
one year grant to support early childhood advocacy program through Miller Early Childhood Initiative
Initiative
Initiative
538ffff1-a551-0de1-d46b-694489d34a3b
Children's Institute
Other
$640,500
2016
one year grant to support early childhood advocacy program through Miller Early Childhood Initiative
Initiative
Initiative
0f5cb7d4-d54b-4398-556f-4890d54d97fc
CALYX, Inc
Arts
$5,000
2016
capacity building to streamline and archive published works
Responsive
Responsive
cf1a6ab2-8207-f83a-bb92-6611a346ee86
Burns Paiute Tribe
K-12 Education
$90,000
2016
to provide program support for the Tuwakii-Nobi after school program
Responsive
Responsive
b7a2f80e-8913-340e-fe4f-245f723e36a1
Arts
$25,000
2016
Creation Death & Delight
Responsive
Responsive
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Cannon Beach Arts Association
Arts
$5,000
2016
Project Support: Arts Education Program
Responsive
Responsive
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Better Together Central Oregon
K-12 Education
$30,000
2016
program support for 8+9 Project
Responsive
Responsive
62c6db51-11a5-c85e-5020-cb3f71123718
Boom Arts, Inc.
Arts
$7,500
2016
Boom Arts 2017 International Series
Responsive
Responsive
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Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre
K-12 Arts Education
$5,000
2016
Ballet Folklorico 19th Annual Gala Show
Responsive
Responsive
71beda66-a64a-eed0-921f-5c5c0ce37a93
K-12 Education
$30,000
2016
AVID in Oregon schools; Oregon educator professional development
Initiative
Initiative
768eb8e9-6d39-47c5-bcf1-cad8f27ba10a
ArtsMidwest
Arts
$50,000
2016
Creating Connection Initiative - regional arts
Responsive
Responsive
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Arts Center - Linn-Benton Council for the Arts
Arts
$20,000
2016
Arts Resources Directory Project: A two year Revenue Growing Project
Responsive
Responsive
fc9aa920-28e4-572e-6766-5b24f469e173
Wisdom of the Elders Inc.
K-12 Education
$50,000
2017
program support to continue Discovering Yidong Xinag program
Responsive
Responsive
86fd143c-c541-4ff0-aac2-e692e930f5c6
Write Around Portland
Arts
$15,000
2017
program support to present two publications and four community readings
Responsive
Responsive
5711b53e-acad-4a3c-8511-ce2e80d85dfd
Willamette Light Brigade
Arts
$10,000
2017
to provide program support for 2018 Portland Winter Light Festival
Responsive
Responsive
13762b5c-95bf-4a1f-8be3-88b952443758
Stand for Children Leadership Center
K-12 Education
$150,000
2017
program support for the Oregon Center for High School Success
Responsive
Responsive
6781668b-9dd7-4164-9f18-d6850de261e3
Third Angle New Music Ensemble
Arts
$40,000
2017
program support for "Third Angle Records" project
Responsive
Responsive
076db8e7-efc2-4ae2-8679-79131f4d53c8
The Red Door Project
Arts
$100,000
2017
capacity building to hire a Chief Operating Officer
Responsive
Responsive
f307c290-aca0-44c1-8668-8b057bda81f3
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
Arts
$125,400
2017
capacity support to update a permanent exhibit
Responsive
Responsive
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