Foundation / Corporation
Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) - Benton County Cultural Coalition (BCCC)
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Grants to Benton County, Oregon nonprofits for projects in the areas of art, heritage, and the humanities. Priorities include organizational capacity building, historic preservation, public art, cultural tourism, economic development, and youth-focused projects. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. BCCC seeks to fund a balance of rural and urban applicants.
Priority is given to the following goals:
1) Build Organization or Individual Capacity:
Projects that have as a main goal to strengthen the capacity of an organization or individual to do the work they do in art, heritage, or humanities; this includes but is not limited to buying new equipment, purchasing uniforms, hiring an employee.
2) Improve or Preserve Structures:
Projects that have as a main goal to preserve or improve a structure i.e., a storefront, school, historic bank, heritage site.
3) Increase Participation In and Access To Culture:
Projects that have as a main goal to increase participation and access to culture for all Oregonians; this includes but is not limited to increasing diversity of participants and/or creating plans that include all community members.
4) Public Art:
Projects that seek to place art in public and community environments.
5) Lifelong Learning:
Projects that target adults and senior citizens as program participants; this includes but is not limited to adult music programs, art, heritage or cultural programs for adults and senior citizens, etc.
6) Stories/Oral Traditions:
Programs with the main goal of sharing stories in the oral tradition.
7) Cultural Tourism:
Projects and events that promote cultural tourism.
Any project that is youth related, specifically those for children in grades K-12; it may be partnering with or created by a school; however to be a youth-focused project, school affiliation is not required.
9) Economic Development:
For projects that have as a main goal to improve the economy of their community; this includes but is not limited to seeding organizations, encouraging investment in culture, main street projects, preservation for the sake of increasing commercial traffic to area businesses.
GrantWatch ID#: 148618
Most projects/programs take place between February and August in the year in which they are funded.
USA: Oregon: Benton County