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 $130,000 to local cultural activities.

2017 Grant Award Recipients:

  • Arts Alliance of Yamhill County   $400        Paper Gardens Writing Contest
  • City of Lafayette   $1000     Relocation of Historical Marker
  • Creative Arts Team of First Presbyterian Church, McMinnville   $1697      Narthex Gallery Art Display
  • Edwards School, Newberg    $1658    Folkloric Ballet Club
  • Friends of East Creek   $2500    New floor for East Creek Anagama Kiln
  • George Fox University    $2000     Rediscovering Our Heritage - GFU Museum
  • Linfield College     $605   Tannaz Farsi Catalog Exhibition
  • McMinnville Committee for Public Art    $2000      Hispanic Sculpture for McMinnville and Yamhill Cty.
  • McMinnville Film Festival Foundation    $1000      McMinnville Short Film Festival
  • Native American Cross Cultural Assoc.    $5000     Aztec Dance and Discipline
  • Patton Middle School, McMinnville    $1000      Drama
  • Unidos Bridging Community    $1700     Sabor Latino
  • Valley Repertory Theater    $1500      Spring 2017 Writing Competition and One Act Festival
  • Yamhill County Historical Society    $1200       Website development

Additional grant opportunities for cultural projects:

Oregon Community Foundation offers Small Arts and Culture Grants of $1000 to $5000 for arts and culture organizations with operating budgets under $100,000. Application deadline: Sept. 1, 2017 

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2018 YCCC Grant Applications due Sept. 30, 2017.