Grants typically of up to $50,000 to Oregon nonprofits, schools, government agencies, and faith groups for neighborhood improvements, wildlife habitat enhancements, and recreational opportunities in the funding source's target area. Funding is intended to benefit people who may have been negatively impacted by having a waste transfer station located within their community. The target area stretches along the west side of the Willamette River from the Northwest Neighborhood Association to Linnton, along with North Portland’s Cathedral Park neighborhood and an area around the St. Johns Bridge.
Projects shall meet one or more of the following goals:
- Improve the appearance or environmental quality of the community
- Reduce the amount or toxicity of waste
- Increase reuse and recycling opportunities
- Result in rehabilitation or upgrade of real or personal property owned or operated by a nonprofit organization having 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code
- Result in the preservation or enhancement of wildlife, riparian zones, wetlands, forest lands and marine areas, and improve the public awareness and the opportunities to enjoy them
- Result in improvement to, or an increase in, recreational areas and programs
- Result in improvement in safety
- Benefit youth, seniors, low-income persons or underserved populations
Community enhancement grants are intended to serve people within the target area of all ages and abilities from all backgrounds. Metro encourages applications for projects that involve the leadership and meaningful participation of people of color, immigrants, elders, youth, those with disabilities, low-income residents, and other underrepresented groups.
GrantWatch ID#: 123969
Application requests are typically up to $50,000.
Grants typically cover one year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020). This year Metro will consider grants which will take up to two years to complete.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register to apply: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2199
Rob Nathan, Community Enhancement Grants Coordinator
Eric Crandall, Program Assistant
The target area stretches along the west side of the Willamette River from the Northwest Neighborhood Association to Linnton, along with North Portland’s Cathedral Park neighborhood and an area around the St. Johns Bridge.
Interactive map of target area: http://maps.oregonmetro.gov/cegb/#12/45.5481/-122.7295