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Grants to Oregon Nonprofits for Activities Related to Culture, Heritage, Humanities, and the Arts

Jackson County Cultural Coalition (JCCC) Grant


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
139118

Funding Source
Oregon Cultural Trust
Jackson County Cultural Coalition (JCCC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon: Jackson County

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/08/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $3,000 to Oregon nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit communities in eligible locations. Funding is intended to promote and support access to and participation in activities related to culture, heritage, humanities, and the arts. Eligible programs and services are those that serve residents of Jackson County.

JCCC makes grants only for projects within Jackson County that support and promote:

  • Participation in and access to cultural activities, the arts, heritage, and humanities, for all residents of Jackson County; and/or
  • Cultural and educational opportunities, especially for youth, in Jackson County.

The JCCC:

  • Seeks to balance the allocation of monies to arts, heritage, and humanities projects based on the quality and diversity of grant applications it receives.
  • Values programs that increase awareness and appreciation of local cultural diversity and promote greater inclusivity of diverse artists, groups, and community members.
  • Values “start-up funding” for smaller cultural entities that helps them become better established and engage in projects that serve their neighborhoods and communities.
  • Provides some monies as a demonstration of local support to better position organizations for additional funding from larger foundations and grant-giving organizations.
  • Prefers to support new projects rather than consecutive year funding of the same project.
  • Does not favor proposals seeking funding for marketing, transportation, or for providing free tickets.

Examples of eligible projects include: events or programs for galleries, museums, support of public art and art education, cultural fairs and festivals; concerts or theater series; enrichment and education efforts associated with varied fields including history, philosophy, languages, literature, archaeology, ethics, etc.



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Tax-exempt organizations or organizations that have fiscal sponsors that are tax exempt organizations may apply.

The Jackson County Cultural Coalition will give preference to organizations with headquarters in Jackson County.

Ineligible
Individuals are not eligible for a grant.

Any organization that received funding for a 2023 project but did not complete all required JCCC reports by the stated deadlines will not be considered, unless other arrangements have been made with the JCCC.

Funds may not be used for project expenditures taking place prior to January 1 or after December 31 of the designated grant year.

Funding is not generally available for building repairs or renovations. However, if your project supports access or reflects a clear emergency need, the JCCC may make an exception. For example, an access ramp supporting ADA compliance would be a reasonable request, as would bilingual signage. Emergency repairs needed to preserve artistic, heritage or cultural resources may also be considered.

The JCCC does not consider requests to support endowments.

The JCCC does not consider requests to support general operating expenses.

The JCCC does not favor proposals seeking funding for marketing, transportation, or for providing free tickets.

Pre-Application Information
All applications must be emailed by Friday, September 8, 2023 at 5 pm.

A representative of the JCCC will interview a member(s) of each organization that submits a complete application. Interviews will take place between mid-September and the end of October. JCCC’s funding decisions will be sent to all applicants in November.

The JCCC asks that you contact its staff by email before applying, if you have a heritage capital construction project in mind.

If you have any questions about submitting a grant application to the JCCC, please contact the JCCC no later than Friday, August 11, 2023.

If you are unable to email your application, please contact the JCCC at least two weeks ahead of the application deadline.

FAQ: https://www.jacksoncountyculturalcoalition.org/faq

Grant Writing Materials: https://www.jacksoncountyculturalcoalition.org/workshop

Estimated Size of Grant
The Jackson County Cultural Coalition (JCCC) awards grants that are typically between $1,000 and $3,000.

Term of Contract
Projects must occur between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024.

Contact Information
Submit questions and applications to info@jacksoncountyculturalcoalition.org.

Jackson County Cultural Coalition
PO Box 8586
Medford, OR 97501
Contact: https://www.jacksoncountyculturalcoalition.org/contact-us

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