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.
You can also connect with us locally by liking and following our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TillamookCountyCulturalCoalition/
The Tillamook County Cultural Coalition (TCCC) was formed to administer the Oregon Cultural Trust’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 and natural beauty.
TRADITIONS: Projects relating to traditional arts and food culture.
TCCC first awarded cultural grants in Tillamook County in 2006. Here is a list of TCCC Grant Recipients from 2012/13 through to 2017/18.
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 Oregon Cultural Trust and benefit from the tax credit donations, visit www.culturaltrust.org.
How can I learn more about the TCCC grant program?
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?
The Grant Application document includes the following:
- Grant Guidelines
- Grant Application Cover Sheet
- Grant Application Project Description
- Grant Application Budget Summary Form
- Grant Application Budget Detail Form
If you are successful in receiving a grant application, you will be required to submit a Mid-Year and Final grant report (word doc).
Who is on the Board of Directors for 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 members of the 2017-2018 TCCC Board are:
Peggy Biskar – Manzanita, Chair
Sharman Ensminger-Stapp - Pacific City, Vice Chair
Mark Cavatorta – Hebo, Publicity
Mike Arseneault – Rockaway Beach, Marketing/Design & Facebook
Valerie Vines Magee – Nehalem, Project photographer/site visit coordinator
Becky Cook - Neskowin, Treasurer
For more information about the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition, please visit our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TillamookCountyCulturalCoalition/ or email the TCCC Board at: firstname.lastname@example.org