Neighborhood Small Grants Program 2013
Portland’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program funds a wide variety of community projects in Portland’s seven neighborhood districts each year. The goal of program is to provide neighborhood and community organizations the opportunity to build community, attract new and diverse members, and sustain those already involved.
Portland’s neighborhood coalition offices will be giving out approximately $94,000 for community projects to be completed in 2013.
Grant application and selection will be administered by Portland’s seven neighborhood coalition offices during fall 2012 for projects to be completed in 2013.
You need to apply directly to the district coalition office for the area of Portland in which your project/event will take place. While the overall goals and selection criteria are consistent across the city, each of the seven neighborhood coalitions has the flexibility to include additional selection criteria and define its own selection process.
You can find a map showing all seven neighborhood coalition districts at:
Click below for more information on the grant application process for each neighborhood coalition:
General criteria determine who can apply and which projects are eligible to be considered for a Neighborhood Small Grant. Be sure to read through the specific criteria for the district in which you apply.
Each of the seven neighborhood district coalition is offering grant information sessions to help interested individuals learn about their specific requirements for the grant program. The sessions will help answer questions about how to apply, grant making process, selection criteria and other requirements, and the role of District Coalitions.
Deadline for Turning in Applications
Completed grant applications must be turned into the district office to which you are applying by no later than:
Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Do NOT turn in your application to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement!
To Apply for a Grant:
Step 1: Determine the district of Portland in which your proposed project would take place.
Step 2: Contact the appropriate neighborhood district coalition office to:
Step 3: Fill out and submit the application before the deadline determined by the district in which you are applying. (Be sure to ask the district office for the deadline for that district.)
Information for each district is included below.
Grant Process Information for each District
General Website: http://www.cnncoalition.org/
Grant Program Information: http://www.cnncoalition.org/activities.asp
Application Due Date: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012
Grant Amounts: Proposed grant dollar requests may range from $500 to $2,000.
Amount Available: $10,000 will be made available to neighborhood and community-based organizations for projects in the Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN) area.
Grant Info Session: Tuesday. September 25, 2012, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., 4415 NE 87th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97220;
For more information: Sandra Lefrancois, 503-823-2780, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Program Information: http://eastportland.org/neighborhood-small-grants-program
Application Due Date: 2 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012
Grant Amounts: Proposed grant dollar amounts may range from $500 to $3,500.
Amount Available: $30,000 will be made available to neighborhood and community-based organizations in the East Portland Neighborhood Office area.
Grant Info Session: Monday Sept. 24, 2012, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, East Portland Neighborhood Office 1017 NE 117th Ave. (between Halsey & Glisan), TRIMET: #77, #25 (stops at 7 PM).
For more information: David Ashton, 503-823-4550; email@example.com.
Grant Program Information: http://necoalition.org/services/community-based-project-support/neighborhood-small-grants-program/
Application Form: (See Grant Applications)
Application Due Date: 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012
Grant Amounts: $500 to $2,000
Amount Available: $10,220
Grant Info Session: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Ave., Portland, OR 97211
Grant Program Information: (no separate website for grant program)
Application Form: (Go to Grant Applications )
Application Due Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013.
Grant Amounts: No limit (grants typically range from $500 to $2500)
Amount Available: $20,000.
Grant Info Session: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon, Portland, OR 97217
Grant Program Information: http://www.nwnw.org/resources/grantprogram/
Application Due Date: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012
Grant Amounts: Up to $5,000. No minimum amount. Typical grant awards are $2,000 or less with up to $5,000 available for strong projects that meet all of the program goals.
Amount Available: $12,500
Grant Info Session: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Building 2, 2nd Fl. Conference Rm., 1040 NW 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97210-3025
For more information: Angela Southwick, 503 823-4211, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Program Information: http://www.southeastuplift.org/content/NSG_program
Application Due Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012
Grant Amounts: The grant range is $500 - $4,000.
Amount Available: $21,603
Grant Workshop: SE Uplift is offering two workshops this year.
****If you plan to attend one of these workshops, please contact Blythe Pavlik at SE Uplift, and let her know.
For more information: Blythe Pavlik, 503-232-0010 x 321, email@example.com
Grant Program Information: http://swni.org/page/2011/aug/5121
Application Form: http://swni.org/CMS-Uploads/Smallgrantapp_2013.pdf
Application Due Date: 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012
Grant Amounts: $200 to $2,000
Amount Available: $10,020
Grant Info Session: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Multnomah Center, 5688 SW Capitol Hwy, TRIMET: #44 Capitol Hwy. bus
****If you plan to come to this grant information session, let SWNI neighborhood small grant program coordinator Payal Razdan know by Fri. Oct. 5.
For more information: Payal Razdan, 503 823-4592, firstname.lastname@example.org