Washington County, Oregon – The Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC) opens its grant cycle Friday, September 1st. Washington County based not-for-profit arts, heritage and humanities organizations are encouraged to apply for grants to be used during calendar year 2017. Organizations may apply for grants of up to $1,000 or $2,000. To apply for a $2,000 grant, an organization must be a 501c3 non-profit.
Applicants to this grant program can apply for events or projects that address one or more of these five goals:
- Public Awareness, Audience Building and Participation
- Support Existing Cultural Organizations
- Increase Public Art Opportunities
- Support Cultural and Heritage Learning
- Increase Youth Access to the Arts
A strong grant application will address our priorities of promoting cultural diversity, developing community and/or cross-cultural partnerships, providing matching-fund or cost-sharing. Proposals should be geared toward a specific event, activity or communication of the organization. The Washington County Cultural Plan, detailed 2018 Grant Guidelines, and application instructions for the Community Cultural Participation grant program are available online on the CCWC website: www.culturalcoalitionofwashingtoncounty.org.
Beginning September 1st, application may be submitted online through the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s grant application portal, www.racc.submittable.com. The grant application period ends October 9th.
The CCWC was established in 2005 to distribute funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust to promote the cultural identity, quality of life and economic vitality of Washington County and its arts, heritage and humanities organizations. The Coalition has distributed over $490,000 in grants to Washington County based organizations over the last 12 years.
The Oregon Cultural Trust was established by the Oregon Legislature to strengthen Oregon’s culture through the establishment of a permanent endowment. The Trust primarily receives funding from the sale of Cultural license plates and from gifts from individuals and businesses through an Oregon State tax credit program. The Trust invests a portion of proceeds from the endowment in annual grants to Oregon counties and tribal groups, funding for statewide cultural agencies, and competitive grants to cultural non-profits. To learn more about the Trust or to make a donation please visit the website www.culturaltrust.org.