Apply For an Event Grant

Visit Corvallis invites tourism project funding requests from businesses and organizations that produce programs or events to increase overnight stays to our area, promote tourist attractions in the region or develop programs targeted to visitors.

Who May Apply

Non-profit organizations and businesses with a project or event in Corvallis aimed at tourism development and bring visitors to Corvallis that will create overnight stays in Corvallis’ commercial lodging properties.

Selection Process

Proposals received in approved electronic form will be reviewed by the Festival & Events Committee. Organizations will be notified of their status of their funding request by email or phone call. The Festivals & Events committee reserves the right to not award promotion funds if the project does not meet necessary requirements. In such instances, funds not awarded will be returned to the general advertising budget of Visit Corvallis.

Activities not eligible for funding:

  1. General administrative costs
  2. Operational expenses
  3. Commercial or for-profit organizations requesting funds for capital improvements or projects
  4. Projects promoting tourism outside of Benton County
  5. Projects directed at the residents of Benton County
  6. Applicants who did not complete the required reports in previous year
  7. Award requests for more than $500

Record Keeping

It is requested that all grantees maintain records for the minimum required amount of time set forth by the IRS including receipts and make the records available to Visit Corvallis upon request for audit purposes.

Permitting and Licensing

The award of grant money through this program does not supersede the need for proper permitting and licensing with the City of Corvallis or Benton County. Proof of all necessary licenses and permits is required before grant funds can be dispersed.

Name of Organization *

Contact Information

First Name *

Last Name *

Title of Contact

E-mail *


Event Information

Start Date

End Date

Event Location

Describe the Event/Project *

Amount of Your Request *


How will your event/organization draw overnight visitors from outside the Corvallis area?

What are you currently planning to spend on your out of market messaging, public relations and advertising for the event? *

At the end of your project, you will be required to produce a final report (template will be provided). Please indicate which of the following you will be able to report within 60 days of your event:*
* 50% of funds are awarded in advance. End project reports are required within 60 days of completion to receive the remaining 50% of the funds.

Check All That Apply:

Total event attendance, including current year vs. previous year

Number of tickets sold to attendees from outside of the Corvallis area

Website traffic an unique visits

Summary of expenditures on out of market advertising and promotion

Earned media coverage (PR coverage) outside of Corvallis

Hotel room nights

How would you incorporate Visit Corvallis into your marketing materials?

Can you provide tickets for Visit Corvallis to use for promotional purposes?

  * Please Enter All Required Fields

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