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Sherman County Cultural Coalition Grant

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits, Individuals, and Groups
for Arts and Cultural Projects in Eligible Regions

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Sherman County Cultural Coalition

Deadline Date:

03/31/20 Postmarked


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Grants of up to $1,500 to Oregon nonprofit organizations, individuals, and groups for arts and cultural projects to benefit local residents and visitors in eligible regions. Funding is intended for activities that address community needs and create a positive impact in Sherman County.

Projects should fulfill one of these goals:

  1. Protect and/or strengthen investments in existing cultural resources.
  2. Engage the community in the arts, heritage or humanities.
  3. Promote cultural programs that stimulate economic growth.
  4. Promote publication and dissemination of cultural information related to the arts and culture within Sherman County.

The Sherman County Cultural Coalition will award grants on a competitive basis to proposals that:

  • Fulfill one or more of the priorities established in the Sherman County Cultural Plan:
    • Protect and strengthen investment in Sherman County’s existing cultural resources.
    • Engage youth in the arts, heritage, and humanities.
    • Promote cultural programs that stimulate cultural opportunities and economic growth and encourage that there are accessible, suitable, and affordable spaces for cultural activities in Sherman County.
    • Promote publication and dissemination of cultural information related to the arts and culture within Sherman County
    • Encourage comprehensive arts-focused planning efforts in Sherman County through the integration of cultural development strategies with economic development policies
  • Result in a demonstrable benefit to County residents and visitors.

It is not the purpose of the Cultural Coalition to fund ongoing programs or favor specific organizations with annual awards. With this in view, it is possible that first time or less frequent applicants may get favorable notice. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148624

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requested amount should be limited to $500 - $1,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Both individuals and groups may seek Coalition grants. Groups need not be ongoing organizations and applicants need not be legally recognized nonprofits.

In general, the following are not eligible for Coalition grants:
- Scholarships
- Operating costs, except as part of a viable crisis recovery plan
- Projects whose primary focus is advocacy of a particular political or religious viewpoint, or which primarily benefit a political, religious, labor, fraternal or athletic group.
- Fundraising efforts, except those in which fund-raising is incidental to a project that meets Cultural Plan priorities.
- Organizations and/or individuals who did not submit their “Final Report” for any past grant awards.

Pre-Application Information:

- Grant Applications for the 2020 spring grant cycle may be submitted beginning March 1, 2020, through March 31, 2020. Grant applications must be submitted by the postmarked deadline.
- Funds will be available approximately 30 days after Coalition Board review.

Grant applicants should generally consider Coalition funds to be supplemental and not the sole source of funding for their projects.

Matching funds are encouraged whenever possible.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to, or mail to:

Sherman County Cultural Coalition
PO Box 23
Moro, OR 97039

PH: 541-442-5488

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Sherman County

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