Sherman County Cultural Coalition

For the Love of Culture

News Release

November 4, 2021

Sherman County Cultural Coalition

Contact: Melva Thomas (541-980-4968)



2021 Fall Grant Awards Announced by Cultural Coalition


Fall grant awards for 2021 have been announced by the Sherman County Cultural Coalition (SCCC) committing $11,815.00 to projects that strengthen existing cultural resources or engage the community in the arts, heritage or humanities in Sherman County.


Nine project applications met the goals and priorities established by the Coalition in the Sherman County Cultural Plan.  Successful applicants and projects are as follows: City of Grass Valley – Annual Easter Egg Hunt; City of Rufus – Community Center Roof Repairs; Condon Chamber of Commerce – Sherman County Harvest Celebration; Leaps and Beats Dance Studio – Awards/Hair & Make-up; Rufus Food Pantry – Plumbing Repairs; Sherman County Booster Club – New Year Celebrations; Sherman County Public/School Library – Handmade From the Heart; Sherman County School – Artist in Residence; Wasco School Events Center – Stage Floor Restoration.


Funding for these community projects was made possible with a grant award received from the Oregon Cultural Trust plus matching funds generously provided by Sherman County.  Applications for the next grant cycle will be available in the spring of 2022.


The Oregon Cultural Trust, with donations from Oregonians, funds 1400+ nonprofits in Oregon in the areas of arts, heritage, and humanities.  When you donate to any of the 1400+ on the list, you can qualify for a state tax credit.  Visit to learn how you can get involved and qualify for the tax credit.


For additional information on the Sherman County Cultural Coalition, please visit our website at .