Project activity: January 15 – December 31, 2021
Application Cycle Opens November 20th
The Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC) opens its 2021 grant cycle Friday, November 20, 2020. Washington County based not-for-profit arts, heritage and humanities organizations are encouraged to apply for grants to be used during calendar year 2021.
Three levels of Community Cultural Participation grants are available:
- Level 1: up to $1,000 available to a “not-for-profit” arts, humanities or heritage organization or an educational institution or government agency with an arts, heritage or humanities mission. IRS 501(C)3 status is not required for Level 1 grants.
- Level 2: up to $2,000 available only to non-profit IRS 501(C)3 registered organizations, governmental agency or public school.
- Level 3: up to $5,000 available only to a Washington County Public School District or Public School District Foundation IRS 501(C)3 registered organization.
Applicants can apply for activities or opportunities that address one or more of these five goals:
- Public Awareness, Audience Building and Participation: Marketing and promotion
- Support Existing Cultural Organizations: Professional development and capacity building
- Increase Public Art Opportunities: Installations with high impact and/or educational purpose
- Support Cultural and Heritage Learning: Education and cultural learning programs/participation
- Increase Youth Access to the Arts: School-based arts and cultural opportunities and arts awareness
A strong grant application will address our priorities of promoting cultural diversity, developing community and/or cross-cultural partnerships, providing matching-funds or cost-sharing. The Washington County Cultural Plan, detailed 2021 CCWC Grant Guidelines, and CCWC Grant Application Instructions for the Community Cultural Participation grant program are available online on the CCWC website.
Application Portal: CCWC has contracted with the Regional Arts & Cultural Council (RACC) to manage the grant application process. Applications may be submitted online through the RACC grant Submittable application portal, racc.submittable.com. The CCWC grant application period ends 11:59 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2020.
CCWC Questions & Grant Assistance:
For technical assistance with the grant application process, software issues, and status of grant funds distribution, contact:
- RACC grant staff Estela Robinson at 503-823-5111 or [email protected]
For questions about the grant guidelines, CCWC organization or grant eligibility, contact:
- CCWC Vice Chair Melissa Moore at [email protected]
- CCWC Coordinator, Jodi Nielsen at [email protected]
Get to know the Cultural Coalition of Washington County:
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 $675,000 in grants to Washington County based organizations over the last 16 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.