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Neighborhood Small Grants Program

$100,000 AVAILABLE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS IN 2017

The City of Portland Neighborhood Small Grants program has $100,000 available to give out in grants to neighborhood and community organizations for community engagement projects in 2017.

The City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement is partnering with Portland’s seven neighborhood district coalitions to give out the funds. The seven neighborhood coalitions and their grant funds available are: 

  • Central NE Neighbors (CNN) -- $8,390
  • East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO) -- $23,883
  • Neighbors West/Northwest (NWNW) -- $11,218
  • North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS) -- $12,903
  • Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) -- $11,218
  • Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition (SE Uplift)   -- $23,708
  • Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) -- $10,996

(If you want to know why the grant allocation amount varies for each neighborhood coalition, CLICK HERE to learn more about the funding allocation formula ONI uses to determine these amounts.)  

To be eligible for grant funding a project must benefit the community in one of the coalition districts above.

Each neighborhood coalition has its own application process.

To apply for a grant, identify the district in which the project would take place, and follow the application process for that district.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESSES, GRANT WORKSHOPS, ETC.:

Central NE Neighbors (CNN)

  • Grant Application Available:                     NOW
  • Grant Application Due:                          Monday, November 14, 2016, 4 p.m.
  • Website:                                                   CNN Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                    Sandra Lefrancois (sandral@cnncoalition.org; 503-823-2780)
  • Grant Workshop:                                      Tuesday, September 21, 2016, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO)

  • Grant Application Available:                      TBA
  • Grant Application Due:                            
  • Website:                                                     EPNO Funding
  • Contact:                                                      Eliza Lindsay (Eliza.Lindsay@portlandoregon.gov; 503-823-4505)
  • Grant Workshop:                                        

Neighbors West/Northwest (NWNW)

  • Grant Application Available:                     (after September 15, 2016)
  • Grant Application Due:                           Thursday, November 3, 2016, by 4 p.m.
  • Website:                                                    NWNW Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                    Jennifer Kirk (jen@nwnw.org; 503-823-4265)
  • Grant Workshop:                                      (two Grant Conferences in early October--check www.nwnw.org for dates and RSVP)

North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS)

  • Grant Application Available:                     (Fall 2016 -- TBA)
  • Grant Application Due:                          
  • Website:                                                    NPNS Local Funds
  • Contact:                                                     Mary Jaron Kelley (mary@npnscommunity.org; 503-823-4099)
  • Grant Workshops:                                    

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) 

  • Grant Application Available:                     January 2, 2017
  • Grant Application Due:                           February, 28, 2017
  • Website:                                                    NECN Community Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                     Fran Ayaribil (fran@necoalition.org; 503-388-9188)
  • Grant Workshop:                                       January 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition

  • Grant Application Available:                     TBA              
  • Grant Application Due:                         
  • Website:                                                    SE Uplift Neighborhood Small Grant Program
  • Contact:                                                     Kelly Fedderson (kelly@seuplift.org; 503 232 0010, ext 312)
  • Grant Workshops:                                    

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI)

  • Grant Application Available:                     TBA
  • Grant Application Due:                          
  • Website:                                                    SWNI Neighborhood Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                     Sylvia Bogert (sylvia@swni.org; 503-823-4592)
  • Grant Workshop:                                    

 

For more information about the Neighborhood Small Grants program, contact ONI Neighborhood Program Coordinator Paul Leistner, 503-823-5284, paul.leistner@portlandoregon.gov.

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