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Grants to Wilsonville, Oregon Nonprofits and Organizations
for Arts, Education, Diversity, and Community Engagement

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City of Wilsonville

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Grants to Wilsonville, Oregon nonprofits and community organizations for services and projects that promote diversity, education, community involvement, and the arts. Funding must be requested for a specific project or a specific project element that benefits the local community.

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.
-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.

The intent of this program is to provide funding to assist with community service projects. In order to distribute funds fairly and encourage new service opportunities the review committee will give some priority to first-time applicants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178519

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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.

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).

Pre-Application Information:

The funding for this entire program is $25,000, which will be disbursed to multiple organizations. $12,500 will be available at each of two grant cycles in a fiscal year.

Applications must be received at the Parks and Recreation Admin Offices on or before the following deadlines each year:
a. Last Friday in September
b. First Friday in March

The next deadline for grant submissions is Friday, September 28, 2018

Opportunity to present: 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, which must be complete and clear to the reviewers.

This meeting is scheduled on: October 11, 2018, Wilsonville City Hall Council Chambers, 29799
SW Town Center Loop E, 6:00 PM.

Contact Information:

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

Brian Stevenson, Recreation Coordinator
(503) 570-1523

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

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USA: Oregon: City of Wilsonville