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. 

Click on the web link - Portland City Council Video - July 13, 2016 Session - In depth discussion regarding Portland Metropolitan Area programming and service collaboration as applied to the Gang Impacted Family Team Program: https://youtu.be/c8nOccM-8eQ?t=1653

Click on the web link - Oregon Public Broadcasting Sound Cloud - October 2014 - Radio interview with Gang Impacted Family Team member and client regarding services and outcomes: https://soundcloud.com/thinkoutloudopb/responses-to-gang-violence-the

Think Tank: Volunteer Research Program

The Office of Youth Violence Prevention (OYVP) several years ago had been contacted by local college students wishing to volunteer their time in support of research associated OYVP grant programs.  Since that time OYVP has worked with advanced degree college student volunteers, forming Think Tank groups to offer new perspectives to services and programming. 


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 (SLGO), established in 2009, funds nonprofit organizations that reach out to gang-affected young people and their families.  In 2016 SLGO members were honored by the City of Portland Police Bureau receiving a Unit Commendation, and more recently received a Spirit of Portland Commissioner / Mayor's Award for their work.  


Grant funding is active, and all grantee positions are filled. 


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. 


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. https://youtu.be/c8nOccM-8eQ?t=1653


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