Local Grant Funds
Two sources of funding for community grants will be available in 2019. In the early 1990s, the North Portland Trust Fund (NPTF) was established from a fund collected annually from Portland International Raceway events that have been granted a City noise variance. Metro has allocated additional funding for small grants from fees collected at the Recology Solid Waste site in North Portland.
2019 Vanport Legacy Grants
Grant Applications are available now and due before midnight on November 25.
A Free Grant Workshops will be held October 29, 2018, 6:30 pm at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon St., Portland, OR, 97217.
Grant Selection Committee
Metro Vanport Legacy selection committee is made up of residents and the District 5 Metro Councilor who carefully review all applications and determine selection and funding distribution.
For further information, please contact Grant Administrator,Tom Griffin-Valade.
2019 NP Trust Fund Grants
Grant Application and Timeline
Look for grant applications that will be available in January, 2019.
A Free Grant Workshop will be offered in Winter 2019. It will be located at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon St., Portland, OR, 97217.
Grant Applications will be due Winter 2019.
Typical Award Amounts
Grant awards have historically ranged from $500-$3500.
Past Funded Projects
Since 1998 over $400,000 has been granted to fund nearly 300 projects that have leveraged $2.75 million. A list of past projects is available here: NPNS Grants Since 1998, 9-page PDF.
For further information, please contact Grant Administrator, Mary Jaron Kelley.
Other Local Funding Sources
Metro Central Enhancement Fund
Metro. Only the Friends of Cathedral Park in the NPNS District are eligible to apply. Applications available early late summer/early fall. Community Enhancement funds community building projects. More information at OregonMetro.gov.
Nature in Neighborhoods
Metro. In the NPNS district, this grant applies only to the Friends of Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association. Applications available in early fall. Natural and open space projects. More information at OregonMetro.gov.
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) Space Grants
EMSWCD. All NPNS District neighborhoods are eligible. Rotating monthly application. Conservation education and community events that promote natural resource conservation. More information at EMSWCD.org.
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) PIC GRANTS
EMSWCD. All NPNS District neighborhoods are eligible. Applications available late summer/early fall. Soil erosion prevention/control, soil health, water quality, water conservation, or watershed health projects. More information at EMSWCD.org.
Community Watershed Stewardship Grants & Native Plant Mini-Grants
City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. All NPNS District neighborhoods are eligible. Enhancing watershed health. Applications due late winter. More information at www.portlandonline.com/bes
Venture Portland Benchmark & Economic Development Grants
Venture Portland. All City of Portland including the NPNS district. Applications available late summer/early fall. Business district funding. More information at VenturePortland.org.
Community Livability Grant
Portland Development Commission (Prosper Portland). All Interstate Urban Renewal Corridor Area includes selected NPNS district areas. A “bricks and mortar” grant, funding historic preservation, open space, recreation facilities, etc. More information at ProsperPortland.us.
Green Features Grant
Portland Development Commission (Prosper Portland). All Interstate Urban Renewal Corridor Area includes selected NPNS district areas. Green building incentives for businesses. More information at ProsperPortland.us.
Lester Viles Fund
Lester Viles North Portland Project Association. All NPNS district. This foundation distributes funds with a business connection to the community. More information at LVNPPA.org.