The Jackson County Cultural Coalition is now accepting applications from 501(c)(3) non-profits and organizations with 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsors for 2016 grants for projects beginning after January 1, 2018, and completed no later than December 31, 2018. Download the JCC_Grant_App_2018
JCCC typically awards grants between $1,000 and $3,000 for projects and programs within Jackson County which support and promote:
- Participation in and access to cultural activities, the arts, heritage and humanities, for all residents of Jackson County;
- Cultural and educational opportunities, especially for youth, in Jackson County;
- Awareness of the Oregon Cultural Trust in Jackson County.
Complete applications must be postmarked no later than September 5, 2017. All applicants will be personally interviewed by JCCC Board members. The 2018 recipients will be notified at the beginning of November, and checks will be presented at our December 5th Awards Ceremony.
In 2017, JCCC awarded $23,500 in grants to 15 local non-profit organizations for 2016 projects and activities. Grant monies are underwriting music, art, dance, history, reading programs, guest artists, classes, scholarships, and workshops culminating in public performances, presentations, and exhibits. Many of these projects benefit local schools and students, augmenting their curriculum. All enrich community cultural opportunities and enhance the local economy.
The Jackson County Cultural Coalition is the local affiliate of the Oregon Cultural Trust, a statewide cultural plan that raises and invests significant new funds in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage. Funds are distributed to local communities to support their cultural priorities, through competitive grants for projects of regional and statewide significance, and through grants to Oregon’s statewide cultural agencies to support their ongoing efforts.
Taxpayers donating to a recognized local cultural organization and then making a matching donation to the Cultural Trust—up to $500 for an individual, $1,000 for a couple filing jointly—can deduct the amount of their donation to the Trust from any taxes they owe the State. The Oregon State Legislature recently voted to make this tax credit available to Oregon taxpayers through 2020.