Columbia County Cultural Coalition Grants

Grants to Columbia County, Oregon Nonprofits and
Agencies for Arts, Heritage, and Humanities Projects

GrantWatch ID#: 176321
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Oregon Cultural Trust - Columbia County Cultural Coalition


11/18/16 11:59 PM

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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 each to Columbia County, Oregon nonprofit organizations and governmental units for arts, heritage, and humanities programs, projects, and activities. For the purposes of this funding opportunity, these three areas are defined as follows:

1. Heritage is what people receive from their ancestors and the past. It includes, but is not limited to, narrative histories, historic objects, traditions, buildings, documents, pictures, museums, cemeteries, natural features, conservation, preservation, and organizations pursuing history.

2. Art is the creative expression of individuals, groups, and organizations. It includes dance, music, creative movement, prose and poetry, architecture, book making, facilities where art is produced, suppliers of arts and materials, education, and performances.

3. Humanities include peoples' cultural and intellectual heritage, the sum of human experience, thought, and expression. They teach people about each other, and foster the understanding and connectivity that makes for a vital community. The humanities are the stories, the ideas, and the words that help people make sense of their lives and the world.

Priority will be given to proposals that:

- Protect existing, and create new, cultural assets;
- Focus on youth to help them experience culture in a variety of ways;
- Focus on elders to utilize their memories to record their heritage and to seed the future; and
- Increase access to, and participation in, cultural events and activities.

Grant awards will range from $500 to $2,000 each.

2017 grant applications are available for projects occurring between January and November of 2017.

Applications will be accepted only for cultural projects and activities in Columbia County.

Applicants must be designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or be working with one. If you are not a 501(c)(3) organization, you must partner with one that is willing to handle the grant funds for you, i.e., a fiscal agent or governmental unit within Columbia County. Individuals are not eligible to apply without a qualified fiscal agent/partner.

Eligible projects must align with the stated priorities of the CCCC. In an effort to create as many new opportunities as possible, new projects have priority. If a project has been funded in the last three years, it is not eligible for funding. New projects from any prior CCCC grant recipients are eligible.

Unallowable Uses of Cultural Coalition Grant Funds:

Grants will not be used for deficit reduction, contingency funds, interest on loans, fines or litigation costs, lobbying expenses, tuition for academic study, or fundraising events.

Meeting Information:

Date: Monday, Oct 24, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Place: Sunshine Pizza, 2124 Columbia Blvd. St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: 503-397-3211

A completed application must include a completed cover sheet, a narrative, a budget, one or more letters of support, and a copy of the fiscal agent’s current IRS 501(c)(3) determination or affiliation letter.

Each application must provide a detailed project narrative as a .pdf attachment to the application.

Each application must provide a detailed project budget, as an attachment. The project budget must be presented using a CCCC Budget Form. The Budget Form is available to download on the CCCC website.

All files must be submitted in PDF format. File names must follow these guidelines:

2017_CCCC_Name of Project Narrative.pdf
2017_CCCC_Name of Project Budget.pdf
2017_CCCC_Name of Project Support.pdf
2017_CCCC_Name of Project 501c3.pdf

Example: 2016 CCCC Gateway Art Project Narrative.pdf


- Late applications will not be accepted or reviewed.
- All applications must be submitted by email.
- Applications must include letters of support or publicity about the project. Newly formed groups and individuals are encouraged to supply information and references to facilitate their applications.
- Fax applications will not be accepted.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- A final project evaluation report will be required from all grant recipients.

Further guidelines and the application are attached below (see Supporting Documents).

Matching Requirement:

Applicants must provide matching resources, preferably on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The match can be any combination of cash, in-kind donations, and/or documented volunteer hours. Proof of this matching is required on the final report which must be filed before grant funds will be released. The value of volunteer hours can be found at

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications should be submitted to Kannikar Petersen at

Questions concerning the application process should be directed to Kannikar Petersen at 503.366.3050.

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