Tillamook County Cultural Coalition:Building participation in local arts, heritage and humanities....
The State of Oregon enacted legislation in 2002 (ORS 359.431) to become one of the first states in the nation to establish a cultural funding program, the Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT). The Trust works to:
Protect and stabilize Oregon cultural resources, creating a solid foundation for the future;
Expand public awareness of the quality of, access, and use of culture in Oregon;
and ensure that Oregon cultural resources are strong and dynamic contributors to Oregon’s communities and quality of life.
Each year one-third of Trust monies in the fund go to 45 Oregon County Cultural Coalitions. Coalitions, in turn, grant those funds to local cultural programs or projects in their counties.
To learn more about the Oregon Cultural Trust, visit www.culturaltrust.org.
The Tillamook County Cultural Coalition (TCCC) was formed to administer the OCT’s program in Tillamook County. The Coalition uses the following priorities, identified by county citizens, to select projects to receive funding:
- EDUCATION: Projects relating to cultural education in grades K-12, and the greater community.
- COMMUNITY ARTS: Projects relating to a county-wide cultural event.
- HERITAGE: Projects relating to documenting history or restoration.
- ENVIRONMENT: Projects relating to open space, natural beauty, forest, salmon.
- TRADITIONS: Projects relating to local foods and traditional arts.
TCCC first awarded cultural grants in Tillamook County in 2006.
Who may apply for grant funding?
Any individual, non-profit organization, or local government agency is eligible to apply. An individual must be a resident of Tillamook County, and organizations must maintain a registered headquarters in Tillamook County.
What projects are not eligible for grant funds?
Those designed to benefit an organization’s members or adherents; those that propagandize / directly influence elections or legislation; and/or those meant to provide ongoing operating funds.
How does the Oregon Cultural Trust add to their trust fund?
Through the sale of Cultural Trust license plates for automobiles, and through tax credit donations.
Learn more about how to support the OCT and benefit from the tax credit donations, visit www.culturaltrust.org.
How can I learn more about the TCCC grant program?
- TCCC Cultural Plan (pdf)
What is the deadline for submitting grant proposals?
Grant proposals are considered and awarded by November 30th. The deadline for applying for grant funding is October 25th. Projects must be completed by the end of the following calendar year.
How much money is available to Tillamook County applicants?
Grant funds available to the TCCC by the Oregon Cultural Trust, in recent years, totaled just over $8,000. Individual grant awards ranged from $500-$2,000. The amount awarded to any given grant depends on funds available, the number of qualifying proposals, and the amount requested by the qualifying applicant and evaluation by the Board. Projects must also align with the priorities described in the TCCC Plan.
How do I submit a grant application to the TCCC?
- Grant Application (word doc)
- Grant Application Cover Sheet (word doc)
- Grant Application Project Description (word doc)
- Grant Application Budget Summary Form (word doc)
- Grant Application Budget Detail Form (word doc)
How do I submit a grant report?
Who is on the Board of the TCCC?
The Board is a committee of nine members with three members representing each of north, central and south Tillamook County. The Board is responsible for promoting the program in the local community and distributing the funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust to worthy grantees.
The 2018 Board consists of Peggy Biskar, Chair; Sharman Ensminger-Stapp, Vice Chair; Valerie Vines-Magee, Secretary; Becky Cook, Treasurer; Mike Arseneault, and Mark Cavatorta.
For more information about the coalition, please email the TCCC Board at: email@example.com