Grant Opportunity: Cultural Coalition of Washington County Grants, Deadline October 18

Application Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:59pm

For Projects Taking Place: January 15 – December 31, 2022

The Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC) opens its 2022 grant cycle Monday, September 13, 2021. Arts, heritage and humanities nonprofit organizations based in Washington County are invited to apply for grants to be used during calendar year 2022.


Three levels of Community Cultural Participation grants are available this year:

  • Level 1: up to $1,000 available for nonprofit arts, humanities or heritage organizations; 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 nonprofit 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 Foundations 501(c)(3).


Applicants can apply for activities or opportunities that address one or more of these five goals:

  1. Public Awareness, Audience Building and Participation: Marketing and promotion
  2. Support Existing Cultural Organizations: Professional development and capacity building
  3. Increase Public Art Opportunities: Installations with high impact and/or educational purpose
  4. Support Cultural and Heritage Learning: Education and cultural learning programs/participation
  5. 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, and/or promoting cultural tourism. The Washington County Cultural Plan, detailed 2022 CCWC Grant Guidelines, and CCWC Grant Application Instructions for the Community Cultural Participation grant program are available online on the CCWC website.


Application Portal:

Applications may be submitted online at starting Monday, September 13 until 11:59pm on Monday, October 18, 2021.

The CCWC has contracted with Tualatin Valley Creates (TVC) to manage the grant process, and to be the fiscal agent for CCWC grant funds.





For questions about the grant guidelines, organization or grant eligibility, and/or technical assistance with the grant application process, software issues, and status of grant fund distribution can be directed to:

For general questions about the CCWC and what we do, contact:


About the Cultural Coalition of Washington County:

CCWC is the re-granting board of the Oregon Cultural Trust in Washington County, Oregon. Monies donated to the Cultural Trust come back to Washington County and are distributed as grants to cultural nonprofits per the Washington County Cultural Plan.


The Oregon Cultural Trust receives its funding from donors who receive a generous state tax credit for giving as long as their contribution to the Trust is matched by equal or greater charitable gifts to any number of Oregon’s 1,600+ nonprofits. Washington County is home to over 100 heritage, humanities and arts nonprofits.


The CCWC was originally established as the Washington County Arts, Heritage and Humanities Coalition by the Washington County Board of Commissioners in 2005 as an advisory body and tasked with administering Oregon Cultural Trust funds for the county and implementing the Washington County Cultural Plan. The coalition name was changed in 2008 to Cultural Coalition of Washington County. Until July 2021, the CCWC was an official advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners. It is now under the fiscal sponsorship of Tualatin Valley Creates. The CCWC still works to advise the Board of County Commissioners to promote the cultural identity, quality of life and economic vitality of Washington County and its arts, heritage and humanities organizations, through the CCWC’s creation and submission of the Washington County Cultural Plan to the board.