The Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC) is the re-granting board of the Oregon Cultural Trust in Washington County. Monies donated to the Oregon Cultural Trust come back to Washington County and are distributed as grants to cultural nonprofits per the Washington County Cultural Plan. The CCWC promotes the cultural identity, quality of life and economic vitality of Washington County and its arts, heritage and humanities organizations. Washington County is home to over 100 heritage, humanities and arts nonprofits.
The CCWC was originally established as the Washington County Arts, Heritage and Humanities Coalition by the Washington County Board of Commissioners in 2005 as an advisory body and tasked with administering Oregon Cultural Trust funds for the county and implementing the Washington County Cultural Plan. The coalition name was changed in 2008 to Cultural Coalition of Washington County. Until July 2021, the CCWC was an official advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners. It is now under the fiscal sponsorship of Tualatin Valley Creates. The CCWC still works to advise the Board of County Commissioners to promote the cultural identity, quality of life and economic vitality of Washington County and its arts, heritage and humanities organizations, through the CCWC’s creation and submission of the Washington County Cultural Plan to the board.
See the Cultural Coalition of Washington County Bylaws for more information.
Fiscal Sponsor and Administrative Support
The Cultural Coalition of Washington County is fiscally sponsored by Tualatin Valley Creates, an Oregon nonprofit corporation. Contributions to TVC are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
CCWC Washington County service area
The CCWC serves the cities and unincorporated areas of Washington County, including Aloha, Banks, Beaverton, Bethany, Cedar Mill, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, Lake Oswego, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, and Wilsonville.
Map courtesy of the Tualatin River Watershed Council