Grant Information

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 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 cultural.trust@oregon.gov 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
    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 write Brian Carroll at bcarroll@co.linn.or.us 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
    scheduled.
  • 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.

Linn County Cultural Coalition Grant Application

The 2020 Grant Application Cycle has ended.

(Online form will be posted here when the 2021 granting cycle begins.)

 

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

Download a PDF Version of this evaluation form here.

Linn County Cultural Coalition

2020 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: Vaudeville Theater & Mercantile Play Area

Grant Awarded: $1,500

 

Boys & Girls Club of Albany

SPARK Creativity Youth Art Engagement Project

Grant Awarded: $960

 

Cumberland Community Events Center in Albany

Community Programs at the Cumberland

Grant Awarded: $730

 

Fire and Ice Celtic Events

Albany Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Grant Awarded: $2,031

 

Historic ZCBJ Hall – Auspices of Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair

Kalapuya Mural for ZCBJ Hall in Scio

Grant Awarded: $1,000

 

LAFTA-Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts

LAFTA-Cluster Speakers

Grant Awarded: $2,000

 

LBCC-Russell Trip Performance Center in Albany

“Science and the Arts” Series

Grant Awarded: $300

 

Linn County Arts Guild

Community Outreach in Lebanon

Grant Awarded: $500

Linn County Museum Friends in Brownsville

Historic Moyer House Curtain Replacement

Grant Awarded: $720

 

Monteith Historical Society in Albany

Pioneer Music Resources

Grant Awarded: $1,000

 

Scio Fairgrounds & Event Center

Bridges Bikes and Brews (BBB)

Grant Awarded: $1,550

 

Sweet Home & Lebanon Downtown Farmers Market

2020 Farmers Market Music in Sweet Home

Grant Awarded: $500

 

Sweet Home Charter School – People Involved in Education

Ukulele/ Music Materials

Grant Awarded: $2,000

 

Sweet Home Community Foundation

Showcase Community Theatre (One Act Plays)

Grant Awarded: $500

 

Sweet Home Genealogical Society

Going Digital

Grant Awarded: $1,250

 

Willamette Valley Concert Band

Percussion Equipment for Linn County

Grant Awarded: $750