Grants to Oregon community and nonprofit organizations to address the needs of residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for activities, operations, and yearly events in a broad range of areas, including arts, culture, education, local history, needed services, community engagement, and diversity. Eligible organizations must directly benefit residents of West Linn.
Types of activities funded by the community grant program:
Events/programs that enhance and/or support West Linn history, culture, education, diversity, arts, needed services, or community involvement with and/or for the benefit of the citizens of West Linn.
Events/programs to encourage and foster advances in civic engagement or community leadership.
Events/programs to promote involvement with West Linn’s youth or elderly population in community activities.
Priority given to organizations or causes that can demonstrate this specific grant request will directly benefit West Linn residents
Priority given to grant requests demonstrating the need for “seed” money where other funding sources are also utilized or will later be utilized for future support
Priority given to first-time and non-repeat applicants
Lowest priority for advertising or promotion
Lowest priority for fundraising type of events. The committee wishes to see the grant funds have a direct impact on West Linn Residents. When community grant funds are used for fundraising events, the grant may not affect West Linn Residents – unless the donors are primarily from West Linn and the beneficiaries are all West Linn Residents
- Applicant must be an authorized representative of a West Linn community organization, project, or charitable non-profit organization. Organizations based outside of West Linn need to show that the proposed project will directly benefit West Linn residents.
- An organization will only be eligible for a grant if any previously awarded grant projects complied with grant procedures, including filing their Report Back to Committee on how the funds were used and the outcome of their event/program.
No funding will be allocated to:
- Neighborhood Associations
- Political advocacy for political candidates, issues, or measures
- Religious-based or religious-supported organizations
The deadline for submission is April 21, 2023.
Community organizations are asked to submit a standardized form (see below in Supporting Documents) each Spring so all requests received by the City can be similarly evaluated during the community grant allocation process.
Additional Funding Information
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Term of Contract
The grant request form is designed for community-based organizations that are interested in receiving grant funding for specific, planned events and activities occurring between July and June of the coming year.