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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Neighborhood Small Grants Program


The City of Portland Neighborhood Small Grants program has $76,000 available to give out in grants to neighborhood and community organizations for community engagement projects in 2015.

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

  • Central NE Neighbors (CNN) — $8,146
  • East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO) —$23,187
  • Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) — $10,892
  • Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition —$23, 018
  • Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) — $10,646

(The neighborhood district coalitions in northwest and north Portland— Neighbors West/Northwest (NWNW) and North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS)—chose to defer their grant funding until next year to help ensure adequate funding for the other neighborhood coalitions in 2015.)

To be eligible for grant funding a project must benefit the community in one of these five neighborhood districts.

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.

For more information about the Neighborhood Small Grants program, contact ONI Neighborhood Program Coordinator Paul Leistner, 503-823-5284,



Criteria for Selection & Requirements 2013

Eligibility criteria, preferred use of funds, funds cannot be used for.

Grant writing workshops and resources

Information on grant writing workshops and resources

Grant Applications

Application forms for Neighborhood Small Grants 2013.

Contact information and maps for each district coaltion

Contact information for submitting applications and maps for each district coalition.