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Neighborhood Small Grants Program

$100,000 AVAILABLE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS IN 2016

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 2016.

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) -- $8,146
  • East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO) -- $24,000
  • Neighbors West/Northwest (NWNW) -- $23,100
  • North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS) -- $20,000
  • Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) -- $12,000
  • Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition (SE Uplift)   -- $23,018
  • Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) -- $10,676

(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 2, 2015, 4 p.m.
  • Website:                                                   CNN Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                    Sandra Lefrancois (sandral@cnncoalition.org; 503-823-2780)
  • Grant Workshop:                                      Tuesday, September 22, 2015

East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO)

  • Grant Application Available:                      October 27, 2015
  • Grant Application Due:                            Tuesday, December 15, 2015
  • Website:                                                     EPNO Funding
  • Contact:                                                      Eliza Lindsay (Eliza.Lindsay@portlandoregon.gov; 503-823-4505)
  • Grant Workshop:                                        TBA

Neighbors West/Northwest (NWNW)

  • Grant Application Available:                      NOW
  • Grant Application Due:                           Monday, November 2, 2015, 4 p.m.
  • Website:                                                    NWNW Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                    Jennifer Kirk (jen@nwnw.org; 503-823-4265)
  • Grant Workshop:                                       Monday, September 28, 2015

North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS)

  • Grant Application Available:                      NOW
  • Grant Application Due:                           Monday, November 2, 2015
  • Website:                                                    NPNS Local Funds
  • Contact:                                                     Mary Jaron Kelley (mary@npnscommunity.org; 503-823-4099)
  • Grant Workshops:                                      Tuesday, September 22, 2015 and Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) 

  • Grant Application Available:                      January 4, 2016
  • Grant Application Due:                           Thursday, February 25, 2016
  • Website:                                                    NECN Community Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                     Fran Ayaribil (fran@necoalition.org; 503-388-9188)
  • Grant Workshop:                                       Thursday, January 28, 2016

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition

  • Grant Application Available:                      NOW
  • Grant Application Due:                           January 7, 2016, 4 p.m.
  • Website:                                                    SE Uplift Neighborhood Small Grant Program
  • Contact:                                                     Kelly Fedderson (kelly@seuplift.org; 503 282 0010, ext 312)
  • Grant Workshops:                                      Monday, October 26, 2015 and Saturday, November 14, 2015

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI)

  • Grant Application Available:                      NOW
  • Grant Application Due:                           Friday, January 15, 2016, 5 p.m.
  • Website:                                                    SWNI Neighborhood Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                     Sylvia Bogert (sylvia@swni.org; 503-823-4592)
  • Grant Workshop:                                       Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:00 pm.

 

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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