At its September meeting, the Bend Cultural Tourism Commission approved the launch of the Catalyst Grant, intended to support the bold ideas that aren’t yet fully developed, but can demonstrate extraordinary potential for increasing Bend’s off-season “cultural tourists”. The grant will provide successful applicants with funding to propel the development of an event or activity that will support the local economy and cultural organizations.
The Commission is proposing no more than 25% of available grant funds for this category in the first year. The current Marketing and Program grant guidelines for support will continue, and applicants may apply in both categories (no more than one in each).

The new online grant application program is located here:
The guidelines for the Catalyst Grant are availabe here. The application will be completed on a new online grant program, available after February 15, 2017.
FY17 Catalyst Grant Guidelines1.pdf

Minor revisions have been made to the Marketing and Project grants. The online application will be available at a different site, February 15, 2017.
BCTF FY17 Marketing Grant Guidelines & Application Questions1.pdf
Any questions? Email: or call 503/467-8599.