Get Involved

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The Schoolhouse has been recognized as a model rural arts organization and presenter of folk, traditional and contemporary art through grants from the California Arts Council, the Nevada County Arts Council, the L.J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation, the S.H. Cowell Foundation, the Rose Leo Memorial Philanthropic Fund, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. Innovative programming at the Schoolhouse has drawn the attention of audiences and artists far beyond the San Juan Ridge.

Make a Donation

The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center (NCSCC, or known to locals as simply “The Schoolhouse”) is a non-profit organization. Memberships, donations and event sponsorships constitute a good portion of the income necessary to keep the Schoolhouse open and available to the community.

Donate your Vehicle

Get rid of your junky old cars, boats, or RVs while helping out the Schoolhouse!

Support us while you shop

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If you shop at SPD Markets, sign up for eScrip and up to 3% of your purchase will be donated to North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center.

Become a Member

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The NCSCC welcomes new members and encourages the continued support of its current members and business sponsors. We thank all of you for so generously giving of your time, materials and money in helping further the growth of the Cultural Center.


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With such a small part-time staff, the Schoolhouse depends on volunteer labor. We welcome help with events, mailings, baking, maintenance and workdays, office tasks, and many other jobs. Volunteering is a great opportunity to get involved in the community and meet new friends and neighbors. It’s really a lot of fun!