Our vision includes creating opportunities for collaboration between creators and disparate communities. By creators we mean individuals working toward creating something new for themselves or for the community, be it an artistic endeavor, scientific research, business venture, or anything that falls in between. We strive to initiate meaningful connections that foster growth and raise awareness of the causes, missions and passions for all involved.
If your organization has a partnership idea or if you are an individual creator interested in working on a project with a community organization, please get in touch and we will provide you a response deadline for your proposal. Submissions are reviewed quarterly.
If you are an individual or nonprofit organization seeking support for a project that meets our mission, we are always looking for innovative ideas that advance informed and engaged communities. To apply for resources, all you have to do is submit a brief letter of inquiry. The letter of inquiry is the principal way to apply for support from c3:initiative. The steps below describe how, and what happens after that:
1. Submit an Idea The first step in submitting a support request is to fill out the brief form summarizing your project, the proposed dates, and any forseen budgetary needs. You will be sent an acknowledgment that your message was received. From there, your proposal goes to our appropriate program staff members for review. If we are interested in your proposal and need more information, we will contact you via email.
2. Proposal Review and Determination The proposal review will be conducted by c3 staff and may include the input of our board of directors or an artist advisory committee. The timeframe varies depending on the size and scope of the proposal, but we respond to submissions on a quarterly basis. Our program staff will be in contact with you during this process and will notify you of the final decision as its made.
c3:initiative is under no obligation to fund a proposal. If we choose to have a relationship, the foundation may suggest various forms of partnering, including financial support, spatial support, in-kind donation, progamatic collaboration, or a formalized institutional partnership.
We at c3:initiative humbly acknowledge that our programming is being held on the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla and many other Tribes who made their homes along the Columbia (Wimahl) and Willamette (Whilamut) rivers.
We take this opportunity to offer respectful recognition to the Native communities in our region, and to those who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today. We recognize the continual displacement of Native people by the United States and are committed to working to dismantle the ongoing effects of this settler colonial legacy. Please join us in respecting the contributions Indigenous peoples have, and continue to make to our community, country, and world.