Deschutes Cultural Coalition Announces 20201 Cultural Grants Deadline

Grant Applications Due November 20, 2020

The Deschutes Cultural Coalition announces the opening of its on-line grant application for Cultural grants. The complete application is due November 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.   Guidelines and instructions for both are available at: The Coalition will make its awards in January, 2021, and anticipates around $24,000 in grant funding. 

Typical grant awards are from $300-$3,000 for nonprofit cultural organizations. New this year, grant eligibility has expanded to meet the programmatic needs in response to the COVID pandemic and a simplified online application process.

In 2020, the fund awarded a total of $21,700, assisting thirteen local arts and cultural nonprofits. The Deschutes Cultural Coalition provides grant funding from all sectors within the culture field including arts, heritage, and humanities. Grant funding is sponsored by the Oregon Cultural Trust and must support projects and activities that address one of the four priorities outlined within the Deschutes Cultural Plan:

  • Encourage greater awareness of local culture.

  • Ensure that a variety of cultural resources and programming are accessible to all residents.

  • Provide cultural education in Deschutes County

  • Help new and established cultural organizations increase their capacity to fulfill their mission.

ABOUT THE DESCHUTES CULTURAL COALITION: Oregon’s 45 county and tribal Cultural Coalitions, of which the Deschutes Cultural Coalition is one, are funded directly by the Trust and are unique to the state. Led by dedicated volunteers, the Deschutes Cultural Coalition prioritizes community cultural goals and annually distributes seed grants that address the needs of our county.

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