CommuniCare @ PSU


This Senior Capstone course, offered by Portland State University and led by Suzanne Savaria, is an opportunity for students to serve as an independent grantmaking committee. Expressly focused on arts and culture nonprofits in Oregon, grantmakers will distribute $25,000 this fall according to the priorities outlined in their mission statement below.

Application Form

Please email the cover letter and signed Grant Application Form to

mission statement

We are a group of interdisciplinary art students at Portland State University seeking to disrupt the status quo through the funding of forward thinking Arts & Culture organizations throughout the State of Oregon. We aim to empower the arts to have a lasting impact on the community. We will be specifically focusing on smaller, developing organizations with a strong identity that provide arts opportunities to underserved and underrepresented groups. We are interested in working with forward thinking organizations that are able to reimagine the relationship between arts and community through non-classical means.


October 4: Mission statement available online

October 16: Applications due by 11:59pm

October 23: Applicants receive an interview invitation or a declination

November 22: Applicants who interviewed will be notified about final decisions.

December 7: Grant Awards Ceremony