3 Salem groups get cultural trust grants
Three Salem nonprofit groups are among the 54 recipients of $1.1 million in Oregon Cultural Trust grants announced this week, and one of them is a first-time recipient.
An additional $17,564 will be redistributed through the Marion County Cultural Development and $7,731 through the Polk County Cultural Coalition.
This is your tax dollars at work. (NOTE: If you get a tax credit for "donating" $100 then it is $100 in tax revenue that isn't there for roads, prisons, etc)
So what do these cultural groups do with them?
These guys got $1000 from the Polk County Cultural Coalition:
Mexican Independence Day Fiesta
An annual festival that provides live music, traditional Latino dance and culturally oriented activities to preserve and promote Latino’s cultural contributions to Polk County.
I think that it's time that the Cultural Trust was completely funded by private dollars. That or we need tax credits for our purchases of [fill in the blank item of your choice].