POL Government Special Projects Youth Violence Prevention Grant Information
OYVP Grants and Partnerships

Gang Impacted Family Team

The Gang Impacted Family Team meets in February 2015. OYVP uses grants and partnerships to address the many facets of youth violence: youth activities, family environment, opportunities for safe activities.


Think Tank: Volunteer Research Program

The Office of Youth Violence Prevention has been contacted by several local university students wishing to volunteer their time in support of research associated with OYVP grant programs, including Street Level Gang Outreach Grant Program and the Gang Impacted Families Team Program. To take advantage of this valuable resource, we have developed the volunteer Think Tank research group.

If you are involved in graduate studies and would like more information about this program please contact us.


Grant Opportunities

The Office of Youth Violence Prevention has offered a number of small grants in past years for programs and or projects providing services to gang affected youth and their families within Portland. Please feel free to call us at 503-823-4180 to showcase your program. Please note that funding may not be immediately available. 

Street Level Gang Outreach Grant Program

The Street Level Gang Outreach Program, established in 2009, funds three nonprofit organizations that reach out to gang-affected young people and their families.


The program is based upon the best practice models recommended by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Administration: Boston Streetwork Program and Chicago Ceasefire Program. Grant funding is active, and all grantee positions are filled.  


The City of Portland works with the City of Gresham and TRIMET (all having Street Level Outreach programs) in following the recommendations provided by the following model study: https://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/content/documents/street-outreach-comprehensive-gang-model.pdf

Gang Impacted Family Team

The Gang Impacted Family Team (GIFT) Coordinator Grant, established in 2013, works with a number of governmental and nonprofit organizations — including city, county, state and private nonprofit partners — to break youths' generational ties to gang activity, which can stem back generations. It is based upon the Cincinatti Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) best practice model. 


Funding for the GIFT Coordinator position is provided through the Portland Police Bureau, the funding is active and the single work position is filled by an employee of a private non-profit organization.  The GIFT Coordinator is housed within the Office of Youth Violence Prevention (449 NE Emerson, Portland OR). 


Small sponsorship grant funding, provided by the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, was been supplied to been given to 2 private non-profit organizations, for assistance and support to be afforded to GIFT Program clients.  No additional grant funding is available at this time.



Small Grant Funding (Word Document, 71kb)
Small grant funding maybe available for short term programming periodical - find the application by clicking on the bold underlined title