Local Coalition Announces 2020 Grant Opportunities and Additional Grant Application Workshop for October 2019

The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust to award funding that supports, maintains, preserves, and promotes cultural programs in visual and performing arts, as well as heritage, and humanities-based projects within Clatsop County. Individuals and groups located within Clatsop County are eligible to apply; applicants must have 501(c)3 not-for-profit status or 501(c)3 organization affiliation. Grants will be awarded in December 2019 to support programs and/or activity occurring between January 1, and December 31, 2020. 

The Coalition highly recommends that potential applicants attend a workshop to gather more information about the application process. An additional workshop to assist with the grant application process, will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 10th at The Art Loft located above Dots N' Doodles at 303 Marine Drive in Astoria. Please park on Third Street or parking lot above, and enter from the upstairs rear of the building. If you are unable to attend the workshop, additional grantwriting information is available by calling the following number, (503) 791-8444.   The workshop is approximately one hour in duration, and provides the opportunity to clarify the most effective approach to grant application, and meant to answer any questions related to the grant guidelines. Refreshments will be served. 

Funding is available for up to $2000 per project. In 2019 money was distributed to nine recipients, receiving $10,000 in funding, total. The local coalition will fund projects based on the degree of awareness to culture; support toward preservation, functionality, and/or sustained usage of physical facilities that promote arts and culture; strength of the overall health of existing non-profit organizations, schools, individuals, or business, related to visual and performing arts, heritage and humanities in Clatsop County.  The 2020 application for the Clatsop Cultural Coalition grant is available online at Applications will be accepted starting from September 1st, 2019, and must be received no later than 5pm, October 31, 2019. Postmarks are not acceptable. 

Successful grant applicants will be notified by December 1, 2019, and invited to receive their checks and speak briefly at the awards ceremony later that month.

For more information, visit the coalition website,, attend a workshop, inquire at, or Charlene Larsen at 503-325-0590.