Awards 2015

Organization Amount
Aurora Colony Historical Society

“Promised Land: 1855” video commemorating 160th anniversary of German immigrant trek from Bethel Missouri to Oregon Territory establishing Christian communal society in French Prairie.

Lord & Schryver Conservancy

The goal is to develop interpretive materials for tourists and local visitors to the historic home and garden of Lord and Schryver in Salem.

Paradise of Samoa

The Paradise of Samoa Youth Project will enhance the ability of this dance troupe to perform and demonstrate Pacific Island Dance at several additional schools and Summer youth venues in the area.

Salem Multicultural Institute

Marion County youth cultural performances at 2015 World Beat Festival; developing investment in culture, passing heritage along generations, creating arena for youth to discover culture.

Salem Public Library Foundation

A series of workshops and performances will engage Salem-area middle and high school-aged youth in artistic and cultural exploration at Salem Public Library.

Vietnamese Voice

Spreading knowledge and understanding to foreign people about the Vietnamese culture. Also refresh the beautiful cultural heritage to the Vietnamese young generation.


Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario

Three Kings or Dia De Reyes Magos Cultural Celebration in Woodburn on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.


Oregon Symphony Association in Salem

Making Music Matter: Bringing Oregon Symphony musicians for master classes in area high schools, sponsoring a Young Musicians' competition, an essay contest for elementary school students, offering a Youth Concert, and providing access to concerts for all youth.

Willamette Arts Center-Friends of Visual Arts
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The community art education program is designed to provide opportunities for creative expression in visual arts by means of school outreach, enrichment and family activities.

Friends of Stayton Public Library

Oregon Author Series: A six part series of author visits to the Stayton Public Library, featuring Oregon Authors from various genres and regions.

Children's Educational Theatre

To expand the audience of Children’s Educational Theatre, CET will hire American Sign Language interpreters to sign at all six CET productions at least once.


Confluence: Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus

Confluence’s non-auditioned LGBT chorus and formal performances provide opportunity for people of all walks of life to share live music celebrating diversity and community inclusion.


Festival Chorale Oregon

MCDC funds will be used toward expenses for the Northwest premiere of To Be Certain of the Dawn, a commemoration to victims of the Holocaust.

Salem Chamber Orchestra

SCO’s Open Dress Rehearsals and Traveling Chamber Music Program provide young people with access to live classical music to enhance their musical and cultural education.

Santiam Heritage Foundation

To restore and adapt the Charles and Martha Brown House for community uses. The original stairway and kitchen cabinetry are now the main focus.

Silverton Arts Association

This project will extend Educational Outreach Programs by increasing afterschool art and cultural classes and activities serving low-income students.

Brooks Historical Society

A 1910 farmhouse kitchen and parlor interprets the relevance of historical machinery and life by tying the elements directly to the museums at Antique Powerland.

Salem Art Association

The Bush House Museum Oral History Project will transfer and transcribe 25 hours of audio oral histories to enhance guided tours and educational programming.

Stayton Public Library Foundation

The Outreach Storyteller Program provides storytime, books and early literacy services to 470+ children in preschools, daycares and kindergartens throughout Stayton, Sublimity and Aumsville.