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Grant Resources Throughout Portland

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Descriptions are provided by and adapted from providers.

Awesome Portland

$1000 Mini-grants are available every two months to help realize bold ideas that make Portland awesome.

America Walks

Community Change grants support community members to create safe, accessible, equitable, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. Check for announcements later this year and sign up for the newsletter to keep updated on future opportunities. 

Better Block PSU

Better Block PSU is a partnership program between the public spaces advocacy nonprofit Better Block PDX and Portland State University. Partnering since 2015, we have developed implementation plans and designs for many community-driven transportation projects. Check the TREC website for future opportunities to shape your community.

Central Eastside Community Grants Program

Since 2020, Central Eastside Together provides community grants for projects that address Houseless Services, Workforce Development, Placemaking, and Community Building, Environment & Citizen Engagement.

Community Watershed Stewardship Program

City of Portland Environmental Services and PSU provides funding for small projects that benefit the numerous watersheds throughout the city. Stewardship Grants and Native plant vouchers are available to community groups.

East Multnomah County Soil and Water Conservation District

Small Project & Community Events (SPACE) Grants are available. Grant writing assistance is available in both English and Spanish with priority given to BIPOC-led projects.

Mercy Corps NW

Grant opportunities for small businesses with limited assets.

Meyer Memorial Trust

Meyer Memorial Trust is an equity based foundation committed to investing in systemic change. Learn more about grant opportunities to building community, equitable education, healthy environment, and housing opportunities.

Multnomah Youth Commission Anti-Violence Grants

Youth-led projects to address violence in the community may apply up to $1000 for grants each fiscal year.

Oregon Community Foundation

The Community Grants Program is accepting applications now. OCF distributes more than $100 million per year to communities in Oregon including in the Portland Metro area. Learn more about grant and scholarship opportunities at OCF.

Oregon Health Authority

“OHA seeks to center community strengths, wisdom and priorities for health, and to support the work of CBOs to advance health equity in communities of color, Tribal communities, immigrant and refugee communities, undocumented communities, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, LGBTQIA2S+ communities, faith communities, older adults, and houseless communities and others.”

Oregon Metro

“Metro works with communities, businesses and residents in the Portland metropolitan area to chart a wise course for the future while practicing the things we love about this place.” Check the website for an array of grant resources and opportunities available to community groups.

Prosper Portland

Community Livability Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations, business associations, and community groups located within the Central Eastside, Gateway Regional Center, Interstate Corridor, Lents Town Center and North Macadam Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Districts.

Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF)

“Creating green jobs, funding improvements to homes through renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, and supporting local businesses.”

Portland Events & Film

“The Portland Events and Film Office showcases Portland’s cultural landscape and celebrates the diversity of our creative talent, businesses, and communities. Working collaboratively with city offices, Portland Events and Film deploys grants, like the Community Event Grant and Post-Production Grant, and sponsorships to elevate the economic value of cultural programming and local production in our community.”

Portland Parks Foundation

“The Portland Parks Foundation’s Small Grants Program awards financial support to community-based organizations within the city of Portland who foster equitable access to our urban parks, natural areas, community gardens and community recreation centers.”

Regional Arts and Culture Council

RACC supports the region’s vital art and culture communities with grants available throughout the Portland Metro area. Flexible awards are available to artists and businesses through the Make|Learn|Build grant program.

Third Wave Fund

Third Wave Fund is a feminist, activist fund led by and available for women of color, intersex, queer and trans youth under 35 years old. Applications are available now for groups. Nonprofit status and fiscal sponsorship are not required!
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