Grant Information

LCCC grant awards ceremony, March 19, 2024. Photo by Scott Stevens

Grant Information

We are no longer accepting grant applications for 2024.

Download a PDF version of these guidelines here.

Linn County Cultural Coalition
Grant Guidelines

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 in early February 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 or 503-986-0088, or visit

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
    commercial venture
  • 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 contact any 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–

Linn County Cultural Coalition, P.O. Box 69, Albany, Oregon 97321-0020.

Or send it by email to

The application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 2.

Linn County Cultural Coalition Grant Application


We are no longer accepting grant applications for 2024.

2024 Grant Application – Fillable PDF

If you prefer to download the form and fill it out by hand, click HERE.

For a list of recent grant recipients, click on the “Recent Grants” tab below.

Download a PDF Version of this evaluation form here.

Linn County Cultural Coalition

Project Evaluation

Report/Evaluation Narrative

Option to upload supporting documents at end of this section

Please attach publicity samples/documentation, if available.

Albany Regional Museum

Project: Archival Storage Supplies
Grant Awarded: $2,000

Sweet Home and Lebanon Downtown Farmers’ Markets

Project: Farmers’ Market Music
Grant Awarded: $2,300.00

Willamette Valley Concert Band

Project: Original Band Composition
Grant Awarded: $1,350.00

Albany Arts Commission

Project: First Friday Artists’ Receptions
Grant Awarded: $1,400

Albany Public Schools Foundation

Project: Art Supplies for Peely’s Resource Center
Grant Awarded: $1,200

Ancient Ways

Project: Supplies and Instruction for Marimba Band
Grant Awarded: $699

City of Scio

Project: Scio Tour Guide
Grant Awarded: $1,200

Friends of the Scio Public Library

Project: Summer Reading Program
Grant Awarded: $900

Lebanon Community Chorus

Project: Music Masterclass
Grant Awarded: $1,500

Lebanon Downtown Association

Project: Concerts in the Park
Grant Awarded: $1,000

Lebanon Museum Foundation

Project: Honorariums for Speakers
Grant Awarded: $400

Ophelia’s Place

Project: Girls’ After- and Out-of-School Multicultural Programming
Grant Awarded: $2,500

Oregon Council of Fly Fishers

Project: Fly-Tying Classes
Grant Awarded: $500

Scio Saturday Market

Project: Cultural Outreach Booth
Grant Awarded: $1,750


Project: Sweet Home Summer Music Day Camp
Grant Awarded: $1,800

Willamette Valley Symphony

Project: Concerts in Albany
Grant Awarded: $1,000