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Grants to Oregon Nonprofit and Community Organizations
for Initiatives that Benefit Local Residents

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Grants to Oregon nonprofit and community organizations in eligible locations for projects, events, and services that benefit local residents. Proposed initiatives should align with the following areas of focus: diversity, community involvement, civic engagement, education, entertainment, and the arts. Eligible projects and services must benefit the community within the City of Wilsonville.

Types of Projects to be Considered

These are not exclusive categories, but are to be used by applicants and by the Review Committee as guidelines for the types of activities grant funds are intended for. The Review Committee will consider the uniqueness and the overall quality of each project.

  • Projects, events, or services to further educational or artistic opportunities in the City of Wilsonville.
  • Projects, events, or services to encourage and foster diversity in the Wilsonville community.
  • Projects, events, or services that provide entertainment, personal growth, and strengthened community.
  • Services or projects to encourage and foster advances in civic engagement or community leadership among Wilsonville’s diverse community members.
  • Services, projects, or events to involve Wilsonville’s youth or elderly population in community activities.

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GrantWatch ID#: 178519

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Multiple organizations will receive grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicant must be an authorized official of a Wilsonville community organization, project, or charitable or nonprofit organization. Organizations must have been in operation for at least twelve months prior to application, unless the Review Committee finds the organization to have a commensurate level of experience with project leadership and funds management.
- Funds must be used for a specific project or a specific element of a project which is clearly identified in the application and takes place within the City of Wilsonville.
- Only one grant per fiscal year (July – June) will be awarded to any one organization.
- An organization will only be eligible for a grant if any previously awarded grant projects complied with grant procedures, including filing a final financial statement and project evaluation.
- The board has traditionally not covered expenses related to staff, or paid volunteers. General operating expenses are not eligible for grant funds (exception- space rental to facilitate project).
- The intent of this program is to provide funding to assist with community service projects. In order to distribute funds fairly and encourage new opportunities, the review committee will give some priority to first-time applicants.
- The project must demonstrate it was not funded in part or whole under the City’s Community Tourism Grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Funding is available twice each fiscal year, with deadlines the last Friday in September and the first Friday in March.

The next deadline for grant submissions is Friday, September 25, 2020.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board scheduled to review grant applications. The presentation will be limited to a maximum of three minutes. The best use of this time is to emphasize the importance or impact of your project, service, or program; not to recap or review your written material. This meeting is scheduled on: TBD

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If you have any questions, please contact:
Brian Stevenson, Recreation Coordinator
(503) 570-1523

Wilsonville Parks and Recreation
29600 SW Park Place
Wilsonville, OR 97070

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