Each year, YCCC receives an allotment of Oregon Cultural Trust money to fund cultural activities in Yamhill County.  We have received additional funds from the Oregon Community Foundation to help finance local projects.  Through a competitive application process, YCCC awards grants of up to $2500.   Since 2004, YCCC has distributed over $150,000 to local cultural activities.

YCCC Arts & Culture Grants are made possible through the generosity of our many individual donors, the Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Community Foundation and our 2019 Legacy Fund Donors.  With your support, we were able to award a record number of grants in 2019 that reflect the diversity and creative spirit of Yamhill County!  Thank you donors and congratulations Grant Award Winners.  Applications for 2020 grants will be accepted beginning in May, 2019.  


  • Arts Alliance of Yamhill County / Terroir Creative Writing Festival 

  • Arts Conspiracy- “Spread the Word"

  • Baile Folkloric Dayton- After-school Cultural Program

  • Carlton Historic Archives- Interactive Historical Website  

  • Chehalem Parks and Recreation / Camellia Festival 

  • Chehalem Cultural Center / Newberg High School  MeCHA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chidanx de Aztlán) “IN-Visible” with Vázquez Gómez

  • Dayton Grade School- “An All-Inclusive Band" 

  • Gallery Theater- Wireless Microphone Upgrade

  • Head Start of Yamhill County- “Picture Us” Family Art Project

  • Yamhill County Housing Authority- Children`s Poster Contest 

  • Hoover-Minthorn House Museum- Self-Guided Tour in Spanish

  • Heuhca Omeyocan- Aztec Music and Culture Performance 

  • Aquilon Music Festival- “Opera for Kids” 

  • Sheridan Museum- Speakers Forum Program

  • McMinnville Short Film Festival

  • Tony Fuemmeler “A Universal Feeling?” International Mask Exhibit at Chehalem Cultural Center

  • UNIDOS Bridging Community- 2019 Sabor Latino

  • West Valley Community Campus- Music and Arts Program 

  • Yamhill Enrichment Society - JOY, an El Sistema Program


  • Oregon Arts Watch- “40 Stories from Yamhill County”

  • "Fire Writers" Project / Arts Alliance of Yamhill County

  • Yamhill County Collaborative Mural Project

Grantees are required to complete a final report when the grant project is finished.  Click here for a link to a fillable Final Report Form.

Grant applications for the 2020 Grant Cycle will be available on this page in May 2019.  

2020 YCCC Grant Applications due Sept. 30, 2019.