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Neighborhood Small Grants Program


The City of Portland Neighborhood Small Grants program has approximately $100,000 available to give out in grants to neighborhood and community organizations for community engagement projects in 2018.

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 Northeast Neighbors (CNN) -- $10,000
  • East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO) -- $24,671
  • Neighbors West/Northwest (NWNW) -- $12,295
  • North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS) -- $13,000
  • Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) -- $12,000
  • Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition (SE Uplift)   -- $24,400
  • Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) -- $12,099

(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.

(To view a map of the neighborhood district boundaries CLICK HERE.)

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.


Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN)

  • Grant Application Available:                     NOW (CLICK HERE to view the CNN application form)
  • Grant Application Due:                          Monday, November 13, 2017, 4 p.m.
  • Website:                                                   CNN Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                    Sandra Lefrancois (; 503-823-2780)
  • Grant Workshop:                                      Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., 4415 NE 87th Ave.

East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO)

  • Grant Application Available:                      NOW (CLICK HERE to view the EPNO application form)
  • Grant Application Due:                           Friday, January 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
  • Website:                                                     EPNO Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                     Surya Joshi (; 503-823-5905)
  • Grant Workshop(s):                                   Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:00--7:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m. -- all three workshops are at the EPNO office, 1017 NE 117th Ave.                                

Neighbors West/Northwest (NWNW)

  • Grant Application Available:                     NOW (CLICK HERE to view the NWNW application form)                 
  • Grant Application Due:                           Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Website:                                                    NWNW Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                    Anastasia Zurcher (, 503-823-4288)
  • Grant Workshop:                                      Monday, December 11, 2017, 6 p.m., NWNW office, 2257 NW Raleigh St. (and upon request)

North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS)

  • Grant Application Available:                     NOW (CLICK HERE to view the NPNS application form)
  • Grant Application Due:                          Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Website:                                                   NPNS Local Funds
  • Contact:                                                    Mary Jaron Kelley (; 503-823-4099)
  • Grant Workshops:                                      Free grant workshops will be offered on Tuesday, September, 19, 2017 and Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon St., in Portland.

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) 

  • Grant Application Available:                      NOW (CLICK HERE to view the NECN application form)
  • Grant Application Due:                           Monday, December 1, 2017
  • Website:                                                    NECN Community Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                     Fran Ayaribil (; 503-388-9188)
  • Grant Workshop/Info Session:                  Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00 pm, NECN office, 4815 NE 7th Ave.        

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition

  • Grant Application Available:                      NOW (CLICK HERE to view the SE Uplift application form)
  • Grant Application Due:                           Monday, January 8, 2017, 4 p.m.
  • Website:                                                    SE Uplift Neighborhood Small Grant Program
  • Contact:                                                     Kelly Fedderson (; 503 232 0010, ext 312)
  • Grant Workshops:                                     2 to 3 workshops will beheld in October and November; dates and times will be announced by September 21, 2017

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI)

  • Grant Application Available:                      NOW (CLICK HERE to view the SWNI application form)   
  • Grant Application Due:                           Friday, January 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
  • Website:                                                    SWNI Neighborhood Small Grants
  • Contact:                                                     Sylvia Bogert, SWNI executive director (; 503-823-4592)
  • Grant Workshop:                                       Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., SWNI Office, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy



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

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