Foundation / Corporation
Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) - Malheur County Cultural Trust (MCCT)
Grants to Malheur County, Oregon nonprofit organizations for projects that support cultural programming and develop cultural tourism. Projects must yield a clear and positive impact on residents and visitors. Projects may focus on arts, humanities, or heritage.
The proposal must fulfill one or more of the four goals (directives) stated in the Foundation's Action Plan:
1) Marketing - A broader range of residents and visitors who appreciate and take advantage of locally offered cultural programs and opportunities
- Create a larger, more diverse audience for cultural activities
- Develop a youth audience
- Develop experiences for mature audiences and families
- Develop entrepreneurial opportunities
2) Maintain Current Investment - Maintain investments in preserving and developing heritage sites and cultural opportunities and to maintain the opportunities offered in k-12 through community colleges.
- Preserve the heritage sites in Malheur County
- Continue and enhance the current and on-going historical site development
- Maintain and enhance the current arts (visual –performing) and humanities programs
3) Collaborate and Cooperate - Strengthen the various cultural disciplines in the county community by working together and supporting each other.
- Open the doors between disciplines
- Share schedules and activity information with each other and the public
- Develop cultural tourism opportunities
4) Expand and Broaden Opportunities - The cultural opportunities of the community will continually be expanded and developed. This includes opportunities for entrepreneurs.
- Expand resources – fiscal and human- by developing funding sources/resources
- Follow equitable re-grant policies
The MCCC committee will be encouraged to seek quality projects as opposed to making many small awards. This will be determined by the amount of the Oregon Cultural Trust grant monies.
GrantWatch ID#: 177452
The applicant must be a resident of Malheur County or maintain a registered headquarters in Malheur County.
Individuals and for-profit organizations must apply with support of an established 501(c)(3) organization. The letter of support should be attached to the grant application.
As a general rule, grants will not be made directly to a commercial enterprise. An exception might be strategies for marketing commercial enterprises that are part of a larger cultural tourism proposal aimed at stimulating the economic vitality of a community or area.
Deadline to apply: Postmark by February 18, 2019
Applications may be downloaded from the website, or to have an application mailed to an applicant, call Charlotte Fugate.
All projects must demonstrate applicant support by match, either cash or in-kind. Priority points will be awarded to projects with 50% of the project cost provided in cash by the applicant. This cash match can be from any source, including other grant funds. In-kind match will be limited to 25% of the total cost of the project.
Grants will be awarded for selected projects by February 28, 2019 and recipients will be notified of the awards.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
An original application and 2 copies (total of 3) should be mailed to:
Malheur County Cultural Trust
821 SW 2nd Street
Ontario, OR 97914
Robin Jackson, Chairman
Charlotte Fugate, Secretary
USA: Oregon: Malheur County