Grant Guidelines

The purpose of the Josephine County Cultural Coalition (JCCC) is to nurture and promote the arts, humanities and heritage of Josephine County. Through activities and grant awards, JCCC strives to:

  • Increase awareness of Josephine County’s unique cultural identity, heritage and resources.
  • Help community members understand the benefits of enhancing and preserving our cultural resources.
  • Encourage participation of every resident in the arts, humanities and heritage of our county.

These goals reflect the mission of the Oregon Cultural Trust, which was established to support and protect Oregon Culture. Funding of the JCCC is through multiple sources including revenue-sharing of the Oregon Cultural Trust’s collection of directed tax dollars and license plate sales and donations.

Grant priorities

To apply for a grant, an individual or group must present a proposal to benefit the residents of Josephine County. Note that JCCC does not intend to annually fund any one specific project. Proposals must meet one or more of the following JCCC priorities:

  • Increase the educational opportunities for arts, heritage and humanities for children.
  • Encourage more cultural celebrations.
  • Increase public art (public art is interpreted to mean sculpture and other objects in the public view).
  • Expand awareness of cultural opportunities.
  • Increase participation in the arts, heritage and humanities.

What we don’t fund

Josephine County Cultural Coalitions grants do NOT fund the following:

  • General operating support
  • Indirect costs not directly associated with implementation of the project (indirect costs are activities or services not directly related to the project such as operational expenses and salaries for staff not involved with the project, while direct costs are activities or services that support the specific project, for example, salaries for project management, materials, marketing, and so on)
  • Technology costs (new computers, Square hardware, and so on).
  • Scholarship or tuition assistance for college, university or other formal degree course of study
  • Projects that have been substantially completed by the start of the grant cycle
  • Requests to offset previous project expenses or deficits
  • Events whose primary focus is to raise funds for a non-cultural cause
  • Projects in which artists are not paid a living wage

Grant cycles, amounts, and schedule

The spring mini-grant cycle has a maximum award of $500 and typically follows this schedule.

April 1: Mini-grant cycle opens
April 30: Mini-grant cycle closes
May: Applicants are notified of award or denial
December 31: Project completed and final report due

The fall regular grant cycle has a maximum award of $1,500 and typically follows this schedule:

September 15: Grant cycle opens
November 1: Grant cycle closes
December: Applicants are notified of award or denial
May 31: Interim project report due
December 31: Project completed and final report due

Grant award publicity and reporting

Grant awardees must include the following acknowledgement on all print or spoken publicity:

“Funded in part by the Josephine County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust, together investing in Oregon’s arts, heritage, and humanities.”

See Reporting on Grants for the necessary forms and requirements.

updated July 12, 2021