What if every world leader learned how to tap dance?

What if lawyers were required to submit their testimony in haiku?

What if DMVs doubled as dinner theaters?

What if doctors prescribed singing lessons?

What if parking violations came in paint-by-number?

Imagine a world with just a little more expression, a little more creativity and a little more art. By contributing to the Arts Impact Fund, you help ensure our communities are stronger, vibrant, and maybe even more fun.

Photo: Bettrofenheit at White Bird
Photographer: Michael Slobodian

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The arts impact all of us every day

 

The Arts Impact Fund at RACC benefits a broad spectrum of nonprofit arts and culture groups that strengthen our communities. With your support, we can expand our grantmaking to organizations that demonstrate community impact, fiscal responsibility, and equitable access to arts and culture

At RACC, we are partners, storytellers, and advocates for arts and culture in the Portland tri-county region. We support the artists and arts organizations that you love, know, and should know.

Starting Conversations

One nonprofit is building a community of support for people who live outside, on the streets, or in transitional housing through a shared love of literature.

Learning through Creative Expression

Students get a lesson in science and gain a deeper understanding of the forces within our solar system through dance.

Connecting Communities

Storytellers bring legends, history, culture, and folktales to life in libraries across Washington County.

Boosting Our Economy

The nonprofit arts and culture sector in the Portland metro region generates $330 million in annual economic activity and supports 11,505 full-time jobs. Read more.

Elevating Under-represented Voices

Women playwrights and writers of color have become one theater’s central focus for three full seasons, addressing a long-standing inequity within the industry.

Read more on our impact page

How to Contribute

Give through your company’s workplace giving campaign!
See our list of partner companies below. 

Check out our list of partner companies

Thank you to our supporting companies, governments, and organizations!

**denotes partners in workplace giving

 

  • Bora Architects**
  • Broadway Rose Theatre Company**
  • Bullivant Houser Bailey**
  • Cambia Health Solutions**
  • Captain’s Moorage on Bridgetown
  • Children’s Healing Art Project**
  • City of Lake Oswego**
  • City of Portland**
  • Clackamas County
  • Clutch Motors
  • Davis Wright Tremaine**
  • First Interstate Bank**
  • Hampton Lumber**
  • Indigo Shadows
  • KeyBank**
  • Lane Powell**
  • Left Coast Canopy
  • The LifeBalance Program
  • Mahlum Architects**
  • McDonald Jacobs**
  • Metro**
  • Moda Health**
  • Modernist Financial**
  • Morph, Inc.
  • Multnomah County**
  • Nike**
  • NW Natural**
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre**
  • Oregon Children’s Theatre**
  • Oregon Health & Science University**
  • Pacific University**
  • Perkins & Co**
  • Phoenix Fire Protection
  • Pop Art**
  • Port of Portland**
  • Portland Opera**
  • Portland Art Museum/NW Film Center**
  • Portland General Electric**
  • Portland Public Schools**
  • PosterGarden
  • Proper Pint
  • Reef & Rainforest
  • Regional Arts & Culture Council Staff and Board**
  • SERA Architects**
  • State of Oregon Agencies & Universities**
  • Stoel Rives**
  • The Portland Ballet**
  • The Portland Clinic**
  • The Standard**
  • Therapeutic Associates
  • Tonkon Torp**
  • TriMet**
  • Turtledove Clemens**
  • Umpqua Bank**
  • Washington County**
  • Wisdom Workforce Development
  • Xiologix
  • Young Audiences of Oregon**
  • ZGF Architects**