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Established in 2006, the Columbia County Cultural Coalition (CCCC) enhances the artistic and cultural life of Columbia County residents.


FY2024 grant program is now open. Application deadline Nov. 18, 2024. Click on forms to download the necessary forms.

Final 2023 report forms available here.


Check out questions from previous participants, in hopes they may answer most of your questions.

Links & Resources

The following links will guide you to organizations involved in art, culture and history in Columbia County.

A list of past recipients is available here.

Support Arts and Culture in your community with the OCT State Tax Credit.

Columbia Pacific Food Bank Mural

About Us

CCCC supports local heritage, arts, and humanities in Columbia County, Oregon. We award annual grants to non-profit organizations within Columbia County. The CCCC started as a committee appointed by the County Commissioners. In 2018 the CCCC left the jurisdiction of the county and formed its own 501C3, allowing us to additionally award grants to artists not affiliated with a non-profit.

Oregon Cultural Trust – created in 2003, provides structure and funding for Oregon’s Trust for Cultural Development, a long-term public/private funding initiative designed to preserve and strengthen culture for all Oregonians. Funds raised through the Oregon Cultural Trust are distributed to counties and tribes to support local non-profit cultural projects through competitive grants. Donors to OCT received a tax credit when the contribution is matched by equal or greater charitable gifts to other Oregon cultural non-profits. When you donate to OCT you are supporting CCCC and receiving that tax credit.

Our Board of Directors:

Chair - Dee Vadnais
Vice Chair - Melissa Ellis-Tandy
Treasurer - Catherine Ridenour
Secretary- Scott Jorgenson
Member - Jasmine Lillich