Grants of up to $50,000 to Oregon nonprofits, schools, government agencies, and faith groups for projects that benefit residents in the funding source's target area. Funding is intended to support programs and activities within the focus areas of neighborhood improvements, wildlife habitat enhancements, and recreational opportunities. Grants are to be used to benefit people who have been negatively impacted by having a waste transfer station located within their community.
The project must be located in the solid waste community enhancement area boundary as specified by the solid waste community enhancement committee, or the project must benefit individuals or programs located inside the solid waste community enhancement area boundary. The target area stretches along the west side of the Willamette River from the Northwest Neighborhood Association to Linnton, along with an area around the St. Johns Bridge within North Portland’s Cathedral Park neighborhood.
Successful proposals will achieve the program purpose established by the Metro Central Enhancement Committee by strongly meeting at least one of the following community needs:
Organizations are encouraged to consider programs or projects that serve people of all ages and abilities and from all backgrounds. The committee seeks applications that engage underserved, low-income and/or communities of color in project implementation, program delivery, and outreach activities.
For additional information about the program, see: https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2020/06/09/Metro-Central-Enhancement-Grants-Handbook-2021-Grant-Cycle-v1.pdf#page=8
GrantWatch ID#: 123969
Application requests are typically up to $50,000. The average award amount in the previous cycle was $22,500.
Grants typically cover one year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021). Metro will also consider grants which will take up to 18 or 24 months to complete.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2199&limited=2883
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
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