About

The Arts Impact Fund

Among many other things, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) distributes workplace giving donations as grants to arts and culture organizations based in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Since 2007, when we launched our workplace giving program under the name Work for Art, donations have provided essential general operating dollars for arts organizations that demonstrate artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility, and community impact. Today, RACC, like many local arts agencies and United Arts Funds across the country, is increasing allocations to organizations that reflect the diversity of our communities and ensure equitable access to arts and culture. Learn more about RACC grants for arts organizations and artists

In 2018, RACC retired the Work for Art brand, but we continue our fundraising and advocacy in 50+ workplaces. Learn more about our recent changes. 

We hope you’ll join us in supporting and championing a thriving arts and culture community in the Portland metro region!

Windy Hovey

Windy Hovey

Workplace Giving Coordinator

Windy is more than a decade into her nonprofit fundraising and communications career, and she is still inspired daily by the generosity and dedication of people she meets along the way.

In her role as Workplace Giving Coordinator, she enjoys being an advocate for our region’s arts and culture organizations. She is always eager to spark new ways for people to think about arts programming and services and the significant impact they have on our communities.

Before joining RACC in 2010, Windy held fundraising positions with environmental organizations, and she completed her master’s degrees in communications and nonprofit management as a proud Oregon Duck. When not in the office, she enjoys going on long adventures down Mt. Hood Forest service roads, beating her husband at Carcassonne, unleashing her creativity through yardwork, and spoiling her dog and two kitties.

Ian Sterry

Ian Sterry

Community Engagement Associate

As RACC’s Community Engagement Associate Ian supports the efforts of RACC’s fundraising, arts education and engagement teams. He represents RACC at public events, engages donors, helps manage RACC’s Arts Card program and more! 

Ian has worked for many years as a science communicator and STEM educator and loves exploring the world through science. He has traveled all across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest sharing science and engaging communities. However after 10+ years on the road he decided a change was needed. Ian is now excited to be serving his other love, the arts! 

He is a New Jersey native but after living in the PNW since age 8 he considers Oregon his home. Ian grew up in a family full of performers, signers, poets, writers and musicians. Between his family life and being a self-described “band geek” in high school  Ian feels blessed to have been raised and educated with the arts front and center in his life. They have brought him much joy, insight and inspiration and he believes everyone deserves the same!

When not at work you can find him exploring our amazing state via cycling, hiking and backpacking, out at live music events dancing and celebrating or curled up at home lost in a science fiction novel.

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