Grant History

From 2005 – 2019, the BCCC has awarded over $176,448 in grants to promote the arts, heritage and humanities in Benton County.

From 2009 through 2019 we offer our Grant Writing Workshop & Networking Event. Those who have been invited to submit Grant Applications share their project ideas. We talk everyone through the grant process. This annual event has been held in early October at the beautiful Benton County Historical Museum.

2019 Grant Recipients  $15,930 in OCT Grants Awarded

Beit Am:  In support of the 2019 Jewish Film Festival                                                  $750

Benton County Historical Society: Family Day at the Museum                                $1,250

Casa Latino: Art workshops with Latino youth                                                            $1,300

Chintimini Chamber Music: Music education for low income children                  $1,000

Corvallis Guitar Society: In support of the 2019 Corvallis Guitar Festival             $1,500

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center:  Culturally-themed activities                    $1,000

Jackson Street Youth Services: Outdoor mural in Corvallis                                       $1,600

Summit Community: Update outdoor bathroom at the Summit Comm. Center   $1,400

The Arc of Benton County: Babel Drum for new Sensory Garden in Philomath  $1,300

Willamette Apprentice Ballet:  Free performances of newly-created ballet          $1,800

Willamette Grange #52: 1st phase of Willamette Comm. Ctr/Hall Restoration   $1,350

Wren Community Club: Lighting improvements to the Wren Community Hall   $1,680

 2018 Grant Recipients  $14,118 in OCT Grants Awarded

Philomath Public Arts Council:  Purchase End of Oregon Trail Sculpture                $1,500

SMART: Culturally Diverse Books for SMART Students                                               $1,000

Marys River Quilt Guild: Quilts in the Garden                                                                  $1,500

South Benton Community Enhancement: Monroe Beautification Art Sculptures   $2,000

Whiteside Theatre Foundation: Wireless Microphones for the Whiteside                    $850

Cornerstone Associates, Inc.: An artist residency and community collaboration    $1,200

Orgelkids USA: The King of Instruments: from Construction to Concerts                 $2,318

The Arts Center: Art Events @ The Library                                                                       $1,500

WINGS Program, Corvallis School District 509J: Loving to Sing                                    $700

Chintimini Wildlife Center: Wild Encounters for Benton County Seniors                   $1,050

Crescent Valley High School: Crescent Valley Mural Project                                            $500

           2017 Grant Recipients  $15,000 in OCT Grants Awarded

Benton County Historical Society and Museum: Family Day                        $500

Casa Latinos Unidos: Mexican folkloric dance                                                     $1000

Corvallis Guitar Society: Guitar workshops and Festival with Carlos Perez   $1500

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy: Stories of local immigrants through arts     $900

Corvallis Repertory Singers: Creation of media-ready video                              $600

Kings Valley Charter School: Weaving Skills and Native Traditions             $1680

Kings Valley Community Trust: Preservation historic 1870’s building           $2500

Mary’s River Grange: Enhance acoustics and electrical capacity                       $1350

Start Making A Ready Today (SMART): book acquisition/distribution            $820

Willamette Neighborhood Housing: workshops on Julian digital storytelling     $2000

Willamette Valley Concert Band: Memorial Day Pops Concert                           $500

Wilson & Lincoln 509J Music Teachers: “Orgelkids” curriculum and pipe organ         construction                                                                                                                    $1650

           2016 Grant Recipients  $13,400 in OCT Grants Awarded

Adair Living History: Infrastructure for ADA compliance                             $1,150

Alliance for Recreation & Nat. Areas: Fort Hoskins Tour Android App        $1,000

Blakesley Creek Farm: Hands-on Student classes Fiber/Clothing                $1,000

Chintimini Chamber Music: Youth Concerts                                                     $1,800

Corvallis Community Band: Infrastructure/Materials/Safekeeping              $600

Corvallis Multi-cultural Literacy Center: Exhibit Materials/Textile Props   $750

Corvallis Youth Symphony Assoc.: Supplemental Youth Concert Funds      $1,000

Philomath Youth Activity Center: Youth Mural Project                                   $1,500

Preservation Works: Historical Sign Project                                                       $1,500

South Benton Co. Enhancement Assoc.: Art Sculpture and Sign, Monroe     $1,800

The Arts Center: Scholarship for Creative Play Arts Events for Children      $1,300

           2015 Grant Recipients  $13,000 in OCT Grants Awarded

Alliance for Recreation & Natural Areas: Fort Hoskins iBook Tour             $1200

Cornerstone Associates, Inc.  Insects of South Corvallis                                $1200

Corvallis Community Band   “French Connection” Concert                           $ 800

Corvallis OSU Symphony    Annual Children’s Concert                                  $1000

Franklin K-8   World ACCESS  (Art & Culture Celebration)                           $1030

Jackson Street Youth Shelter  Homelessness Through the Eyes of Youth    $1000

Mountain View Elementary  Growth of Music Instrumentarium                   $1105

Summit Star Quilters   Quilt Shed for Equipment Storage                                $800

The Arts Center     inVISIBLE Project                                                                 $1500

Trillium Children’s Farm Home   Community Photography Project              $1000

Visit Corvallis  Historic Homes Trolley Tour II                                                    $1000

Wilson Elementary      Reading About Arts & Artists                                            $ 175

Wren Community Center   Historic Club  Facility Improvements                     $1200

              2014 Grant Recipients  $10,820 in OCT Grants Awarded

Trillium/Children’s Farm Home: Ceramic Tile Mural Project   $1,000

Corvallis Public Schools: Student Community Art Exhibit           $500

Marys River Watershed Council: History Project & Photo Exhibit  $1,100

Wren Community Club: Facility Improvements: Lighting               $800

Adair Living History, Inc.    Anniversary Fundraising Dance           $1,100

Greenbelt Land Trust         Trail Interpretation using QR Codes    $1,000

Chintimini Chamber Music   Children’s Concert at Monroe Library  $1,500

The Art Center                Open Door Series                                      $1,200

Corvallis Community Band           Solar System Concert for 4th graders  $670
& Willamette Apprentice Ballet

CV & CHS Art Departments        High School Mosaic Project       $400

Wonderkeepers Storytelling Guild    Tcha Tee Man Wi Festival        $900

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center    African American Culture Kits  $650

2013 Grant Recipients $11,445 in OCT Grants Awarded

Alsea Community Library – After School Arts Program                     $725

Benton 4-H Art Powered Youth – Fairgrounds Mural                         $1000

AFRANA – Commander’s House Fort Hoskins Assessment            $750

Corvallis Art & Culture Commission – CAFA                                  $625

The Drawing Board – Environmental Center Mural                            $540

Soap Creek School – Historical photos                                          $980

Summit Community Education & Outreach                                     $950

Corvallis High School – Choir Risers                                             $700

Sacred Shard Mosaics – Mosaic Collaborations Trash Cans      $900

Chintimini Chamber Music – Children’s Concerts                             $700

Corvallis Multicultural Center – Culture Exploration Kids                   $800

Wilson Elementary School – Rainbow Dance Theatre                       $500

The Arts Center/Linn Benton Art Council – Year of Culture               $500

DaVinci Days Performing Arts Program – Juggle Mania                   $500

Alsea Film Academy – 15 week Documentary Film Class                $500

BCHS/Museum & Mary’s River Quilt Guild – National Quilt Exhibit     $750

2012 Grant Recipients

Alsea Community Effort – Alsea Film Academy – $500

South Benton Community Enhancement – Art in the Park – $1200

Benton County Historical Society – Catalogue Software – $900

The Arts Center – Celebration of Crafts in Benton County  – $550

Chamber Music Corvallis – $750

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra – Children’s Concert – $500

Corvallis Repertory Singers – “Curtains Up” – Benefit $800

Crescent Valley High School Technical Theatre – Costumes for Cinderella – $300

Friends of OSU Opera – The Magic Flute – $700

Jackson Street Youth Shelter – Art Project – $500

Majestic Theatre Management – Artist in Residence – $500

Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture Program – Betty LaDuke Seminar – $400

Oregon State University Music Department—First Latino Marimba Band $1400

Whiteside Theatre Foundation – Architectural Renovation Support – $1000

Willamette Apprentice Ballet – Marley Dance Floor – $1500

$11,500                    Total Grant Funds Awarded by the Benton County Cultural Coalition

2011 Grant Recipients

Alsea Community Effort – $1,382
Alsea Film Academy

Chamber Music Corvallis – $1,000.00
Young People’s Classical Appreciation Concerts

Corvallis Environmental Center – $538
Oregon’s Botanical Landscape, historical booklet

The Graffiti Collective –  $1,500
Corvallis Community Art Wall

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center –  $1,000
Multicultural Voices of Corvallis CD

Corvallis New Horizons Band –  $1,000
Percussion instrument purchase

Franklin School PTA –   $485
Gung Hay Fat Choy: Celebrate Chinese New Year

Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir –  $1,000
Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir Tuition Scholarships

Linn Benton Food Share Magic Barrel – $745
A Reading to Fight Hunger

South Benton Community Enhancement – $1,500
Art in the Park, summer program for youth

The Arts Center – $1,000
Between the Cracks Forum, dialogues and performances

Wilson PTA –  $850
Wildcat Drama Project

The Coalition had a total of $11,000 available for grants to projects in the arts, heritage, and humanities in Benton County in January, 2011.
2011 BCCC Grant Proposals

2010 Grant Recipients

Benton County Historical Society-$950
Support of ekphrastic exhibit at museum (poetic responses to photography)

Support of Lois Cranston award celebration

Chamber Music Corvallis-$1,000
Support of Amici Quartet concerts in schools

Chintimini Chamber Music Festival-$800
Supporting performance and education programs in County libraries

Corvallis Community Band-$650
Support for concert with Willamette Apprentice Ballet

Corvallis New Horizons Band-$900
Support for new adult musicians joining band

Corvallis-OSU Symphony-$500
Supporting annual young people’s concert

Corvallis Repertory Singers-$750
Support for “Hard Times” concert

Corvallis Youth Symphony-$750
Support for Garfield Elementary School strings scholarships

da Vinci Days-$500
Support for film festival

Jackson Street Youth Shelter-$600
Teaching mandala making

Philomath Schools Foundation-$500
Purchase of percussion instruments for Philomath High School Band

South Benton County Library Project-$1,000
Support of fundraising direct-mail campaign

Tcha Tee Man Wi Storytelling Festival-$500
Support of storytelling workshops and performances

The Arts Center-$1,500
Support of Celebration of Youth through educational support and public displays

Whiteside Theatre Foundation-$1,200
Continuing support of organ restoration project

Willamette Apprentice Ballet-$500
Costumes for concert with Corvallis Community Band

Wilson Elementary School PTA-$1,800*
Theatre artist in residence for 2010–2011 school year
*grant split between two funding cycles

The Coalition had a total of $14,000 available for grants to projects in the arts, heritage, and humanities in Benton County in January, 2010.

2009 Grant Recipients

Chintimini Chamber Music Festival – $600
Support for children’s concerts in three county libraries

College of Philomath Community Corporation – $720
Funding for preparation of permanent displays as part of the college’s centennial celebration

Corvallis Community Band – $600
Supporting continuation of the “Outside Corvallis” concert series

Corvallis Repertory Singers – $900
Support for a concert celebrating Oregon’s 150th birthday

Corvallis Youth Symphony – $1,000
Scholarship support for strings students at Garfield Elementary School

Corvallis – OSU Symphony – $780
Underwriting score-rental fees for “All American” Music concert

Da Vinci Days Festival – $500
Additions to the the Big Puppet Project

Tcha Tee Man Wi – $1,000
Support for bringing nationally known storytellers to the annual storytelling festival

The Arts Center – $1,600
Support of the Center’s Native Arts and Culture Program for school students

Rainbow Health Resources/Ajai Tripathi – $500
Support of script development for a locally based anti-bullying project

Whiteside Theatre Foundation – $2,000
Support for phase two of the restoration of the Whiteside’s Wurlitzer theater Organ

Willamette Apprentice Ballet – $800
Help in purchasing costumes for “West Side Story” ballet

The Coalition had a total of $11,000 available for grants to projects in the arts, heritage, and humanities in Benton County in December 2008.

2008 Grant Recipients

Corvallis Arts Center and ArtCare – $1,000
Month-long artist residency with Good Samaritan Hospital Wellness Center

Chamber Music Corvallis – $2,000
Resident string quartet, Amici, visits to elementary schools in rural Benton County and in Corvallis

College of Philomath Community Corporation – $1020
Protective glass for restored belltower

Corvallis Community Band – $600
Funding to continue rural concert series

Crossroads International – $500
Aid in buying a projector for World View speakers’ series in partnership with the Multicultural Literacy Center

DaVinci Days – $500
Community Art Project

Philomath Schools Foundation & K. Jederlinich – $1,200
Artist-in-residence to help students create murals at Blodgett Elementary and Kings Valley Charter Schools.

South Benton Library Project – $425
Publicity materials for fund-raising kick-off

Tcha Tee Man Wi Storytelling Festival – $1,000
Activities in Monroe and Alsea schools

University Theatre Management – $900
Publicity throughout county and at the Benton County Fair, for summer-term productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Mikado

The Coalition had a total of $9,100 available for grants to projects in the arts, heritage, and humanities in Benton County in December, 2007.

2007 Grant Recipients

ArtCentric – $700
To help high school students, design and create a library mural celebrating the 150th birthday of Corvallis

Calyx – $800
For two author readings combined with writing workshops

Chamber Music Corvallis – $900
To send its resident string quartet, Amici Corvallis, to one of the rural county high schools

Chintimini Chamber Music – $700
For a designated 150th birthday celebration concert featuring American and Oregon composers

The College of Philomath Community Corporation – $950
For continued restoration of the building and working toward a National Register of Historic Places application in 2007.

Corvallis Community Band – $600
To create a third Benton County performance to add to those already scheduled for Fort Hoskins and the Benton County Historical Museum

Corvallis Environmental Center- $600
To hire an artist for a mask-making workshop in preparation for the annual Procession of the Species Parade

Corvallis-OSU Symphony – $650
To support the annual Children’s Concert

Corvallis Repertory Singers – $600
For musical scores and a Corvallis 150th celebration concert

Majestic Theatre – $500
For a traveling production of Twelfth Night

South Benton Community Enhancement Assn.- $600
Toward a reenactment of historic activities of the Belknap Settlement pioneers

The Coalition had a total of $7,600 available for grants to projects in the arts, heritage, and humanities in Benton County in December 2006.

2006 Grant Recipients

Art Centric – $1,100
To provide one-week artist residencies in both Monroe and Alsea

Audubon Society of Corvallis – $200
For a nature and art project involving children at their Hesthavn sanctuary

Benton County Fair Foundation – $525
For a project involving 4-H members in com-piling an oral history of the Benton County Fair

Benton County Historical Society  – $925
To preserve film by conversion to DVD and to establish a multimedia exhibit at the Museum in Philomath

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center – $500.
To assist in activities for Black History Month, February 2007

Chamber Music Corvallis – $700
To assist in bringing the Amelia Piano Trio for a residency at Alsea School

College of Philomath Community Corp. – $900
To help complete the restoration of the tower on the building

Corvallis Community Band – $600
For performances outside Corvallis in Benton County

Majestic Theatre Management – $600
To start an adult reader’s theater project in the County

Marys River Watershed Council – $500
To bring artists and performers to its biennial event

Oregon Crafted – $250
To provide a workshop for Benton County artists

OSU Holocaust Memorial Week – $750
For performances by Bag & Baggage Productions of the North American premiere of “Just One More Dance” during OSU Holocaust Memorial Week, April 2006

Philomath Public Schools Foundation – $250
To assist in the rehabilitation of the stage at Blodgett School

Tcha Tee Man Wi Storytelling Festival – $700
To allow storytellers to go into Benton County schools during the 2007 festival

The Coalition had a total of $8,500 available for grants to projects in the arts, heritage, and humanities in Benton County in February 2006.

2005 Grant Recipients

Alsea Community Effort – $100
For historical lecture series on Lobster Valley at Alsea Community Library

Alsea Community Effort – $500
For construction of display cabinet for Alsea Community Library, built by high school students, with wood donated by local company: grant covers hardware, glass, and materials

Art Centric-Tcha Tee Man Wi Storytelling Festival – $700
For support of 2006 Festival costs; Festival is free-of-charge

Chamber Music Corvallis – $700
For expansion of its program of visiting musicians in schools outside Corvallis

Chintimini Chamber Music – $700
For partial support of additional concert at Alsea Community Library

Corvallis Community Band – $680
For support concerts held in County locations other than Corvallis

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation – $500
For permanent art for new Corvallis High School, done by students under direction of Corvallis High graduate Steven Gardner

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Society – $500
For support of 2006 Children’s concert

Majestic Theatre – $700
For support of expansion of educational programs into County

The Coalition had a total of $5,000 available for grants to projects in the arts, heritage, and humanities in Benton County in May 2005. The coalition congratulates these cultural organizations and looks forward to the successful completion of their projects.