Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC)
10/08/18 11:59 PM
Grants of up to $2,000 to Washington County, Oregon arts and humanities nonprofits, schools, and government agencies for arts programming. Funding is intended for activities that promote youth access to the arts, cultural diversity, community partnerships, cultural tourism, and more.
A strong grant application will address the priorities of promoting cultural diversity, developing community and/or cross-cultural partnerships, providing matching-fund or cost-sharing opportunities, and/or promoting cultural tourism.
Proposals in the CCP Grant Program should be geared toward a specific event, activity or communication of the organization. Applications must clearly demonstrate how the proposed activity, event or communication will:
1. Build awareness of the role and value of arts, heritage or humanities and increase public participation; or
2. Support existing Washington County cultural organizations; or
3. Support art activities or temporary/permanent installations with high public impact; or
4. Celebrate the diversity of cultures and increase community awareness of heritage and history; or
5. Promote youth access to the arts, heritage and humanities to enhance learning and healthy human development.
Examples of CCP Grant Proposals include:
- Expenses for events and activities accessible to the public: festivals, performances, workshops, lectures, conferences, exhibits, open studio tours and other activities which will clearly help enrich cultural participation within the county.
- General promotional material that focuses on one or more of the previously mentioned five goals. Applicants must demonstrate a clear distribution and/or marketing plan in proposals for promotional materials. (Promotional materials include the development of websites.)
- Create and implement a cultural learning program.
- Performances, demonstrations, or exhibits in schools.
- Cross-cultural partnerships and collaborations, including work with the Washington County Visitors Association, or support for cultural tourism events or activities.
GrantWatch ID#: 133088
- Level 1: up to $1000
- Level 2: up to $2000
The Grants Committee may award an unrestricted bonus in the amount of $1000 to an exemplary application.
All funded activities must take place between January 1 – December 31, 2019.
The Community Cultural Participation (CCP) Grant Program provides financial support for Washington County nonprofit arts, heritage and humanities organizations and activities.
An organization may apply for and receive only one Level 1 or one Level 2 grant per year.
Level 1 Eligibility Criteria: Up to $1000 CCP Grant
1. Be a “not-for-profit” arts, humanities or heritage organization or be an educational institution or government agency with an arts, heritage or humanities mission. IRS 501(c)(3) status is not required. Applications from individuals or private businesses will not be accepted.
2. Applications from social service agencies or religious organizations will be accepted only if application is made in partnership with a not-for-profit cultural organization for a joint project. Applicants must attach a letter from the partnering organization confirming their support for the project and outlining their role in the partnership.
3. Be applying for an opportunity that specifically enhances Public Awareness and Participation, supports Existing Cultural Organizations, Increases Public Art Opportunities, supports Cultural and Heritage Learning, or increases Youth Access to the Arts.
4. Provide CCWC with an Employer Identification Number (EIN). You can receive an EIN within minutes online at www.irs.gov.
5. Be headquartered within Washington County and serve Washington County residents. (Branch offices of organizations headquartered elsewhere are not eligible to apply.) Events or activities should take place in Washington County. Grants to organizations located in Washington County, such as schools, which take students or other members of the public to events located in another county, such as the opera, will be eligible for funding, provided there is no other identical alternative available in Washington County.
6. The CCWC considers individual schools within school districts as separate organizations and may apply individually for grants (does not have to be submitted by the district).
7. Applications will be accepted to support capital expenditures such as the acquisition of public art, museum exhibits or equipment, but may not be used for capital campaigns.
8. Grants will not fund purchases of equipment or clothing not critical to the organization’s mission or the project/event. If an organization received a CCP Grant in 2018, a final report for that grant must have been submitted on time prior to applying for a 2019 grant. If the activity has not yet been completed, please explain.
9. Applicants must provide an itemized list of revenue and expenditures for the proposed activity in the application.
Level 2 Eligibility Criteria: Up to $2000 CCP Grant
1. Must meet the Level 1 criteria above.
2. An organization must have IRS 501(c)(3) status or be a governmental agency or a public school. (Upon request, a letter verifying status must be submitted).
1. Grants will not be awarded to an individual or a private business.
2. Grants will not be awarded to support a capital campaign or endowment.
3. Grants will not fund organizations from outside of Washington County, but may be given to Washington County organizations which use the services of out-of-county providers when Washington County residents are the beneficiaries. In all cases, the payee of the grant award must be an organization headquartered in Washington County.
4. Grants will not be awarded to fund activities or events that do not benefit Washington County residents.
5. Grants will not be awarded for the purchase of food or refreshments.
Applicants must electronically submit a completed application form using the CCWC online process by the deadline of 11:59 PM Monday, October 8th, 2018.
Notification of awards should be made by December 10, 2018.
The Grants Committee may award an unrestricted bonus in the amount of $1000 to an exemplary application. Applications that score high on overall use of funds are eligible to be considered. The Grants Committee will recommend a recipient during the grants review process and the applicant will be notified during the annual Grants Celebration held in spring, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you need technical assistance or have questions about the application, please contact:
For questions about the grant guidelines, contact:
April Davis, CCWC Vice Chair
USA: Oregon: Washington County