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Linn County Cultural Coalition
Each year, the Linn County Cultural Coalition receives money from the Oregon Cultural Trust and private donors to disperse among eligible grant applicants for cultural projects. Applications received by February 1 are reviewed soon thereafter, and awards are announced by the end of March.
The Coalition’s mission is to promote widespread participation in rich and diverse arts, humanities, and historical heritage activities—activities that promote both community pride and creative expression—throughout Linn County. We, therefore, strive to distribute these grant funds fairly around the county and among diverse cultural organizations.
To maximize your organization’s chance of receiving a Linn County Cultural Coalition grant, please read these guidelines carefully.
Grants are typically awarded in the range of $250 to $2,500. Be aware that your organization may not be awarded the full amount requested. Most LCCC past grant awards have not exceeded $1,000. (Larger grants are available directly from the Oregon Cultural Trust. For more information, contact the Oregon Cultural Trust at [email protected] or 503-986-0088, or visit https://culturaltrust.org/grants.)
The recipient of a Linn County Cultural Coalition grant must be an incorporated nonprofit organization qualifying as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3, 501(c)4, 501(c)6, a unit of local government, or an unincorporated group or individual whose application is sponsored by a tax-exempt organization or unit of local government.
The applicant’s project must address one or more of the Linn County Cultural Coalition’s priorities:
- To enhance funding for arts, heritage, and humanities activities
- To increase public awareness of, and encourage participation in, cultural opportunities in Linn County
- To improve access to cultural opportunities for all ages, income levels, abilities, and ethnic groups throughout Linn County
For examples of qualifying projects, see the list of recently awarded grants here.
Projects that are ineligible for Linn County Cultural Coalition grants include—
- annual scholarships
- projects whose primary purpose is to promote a political or religious viewpoint or
that primarily benefit a political, religious, labor, fraternal, or athletic group or a
- fundraisers (although a cultural activity that is part of a fundraiser may be eligible)
Among qualifying applications, the Linn County Cultural Coalition gives priority to organizations or projects that—
- haven’t recently been funded through LCCC.
- show evidence of community support (donations of time, money, or both, or letters of support).
- allow for free or low-cost participation.
- result from cooperation between two or more organizations (independent nonprofits and/or governmental organizations).
Applications must be complete; an incomplete application may be rejected. If you have a question about how to fill out the application form, we encourage you to write Brian Carroll at [email protected] or to contact any other member of the Coalition’s board of directors.
The applicant must also plan to meet these requirements:
- The project must be scheduled for completion by the end of the calendar year.
- A representative of the organization must attend an awards ceremony, if one is
- A project evaluation must be completed at the end of the grant period.
Each application must be signed by an authorized officer of the sponsoring organization as outlined above.
Mail your completed application to–
Brian Carroll, Linn County Cultural Coalition, P.O. Box 69, Albany, Oregon 97321-0020.
Or drop it off at the Linn County Parks office, at–
3010 Ferry St. SW, Albany, or at the New Era office, 1313 Main St., Sweet Home.
The application must must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 1.