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Malheur County Cultural Trust (MCCT) Grant

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for
Cultural Programs that Benefit the Local Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) - Malheur County Cultural Trust (MCCT)

Deadline Date:

02/22/20 Postmarked


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Grants to Oregon nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to support cultural programming and develop cultural tourism. Funding is intended for activities that result in a clear and positive impact on local residents and visitors. The goal of the program is to build community support for the arts, heritage, and humanities in Malheur County.

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.
  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.
  3. Collaborate and Cooperate: Strengthen the various cultural disciplines in the county community by working together and supporting each other.
  4. Expand and Broaden Opportunities: The cultural opportunities of the community will continually be expanded and developed. This includes opportunities for entrepreneurs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177452

Estimated Total Program Funding:



Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be postmarked by February 22, 2020.

Oral presentations may be requested by the Awards Committee.

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 22, 2020 and recipients will be notified of the awards.

Action Plan:

Development Plan

Contact Information:

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

Mail applications to:

Malheur County Cultural Trust
Grant Application
821 SW 2nd Street
Ontario, OR 97914

Robin Jackson, Chairman

Charlotte Fugate, Secretary

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Malheur County

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