North Portland Neighborhood Services Small Grants Reimbursement Program supports community building and advocacy activities in North Portland. A total of $27,000 is available for this grant cycle to be awarded to North Portland organizations and groups. Requested amounts may range from $500- $4,900. Funds will be eligible for reimbursement for programming expenses starting February 2022 – February 1, 2023.
To qualify, your project must meet at least one of our program’s goals:
- Increase the number of people who are involved and engaged in their communities;
- Strengthen community capacity through, for example, leadership development, skills building, fostering teamwork and/or partnerships, and community building;
- Increase community impact on public decisions.
Civic Life will only award grants to registered 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. If your entity is not registered as such, please seek a fiscal sponsor that is one of the following:
- 501(c) 3 non-profit,
- Government entity, or
- Business that is registered with the City of Portland.
The Small Grants Program prioritizes engagement with communities historically underrepresented and underserved such as Elders, Youth, People with disabilities, Black, Indigenous and other People of Color, Immigrant and Refugee communities, low-income individuals and families, and LGTBQIA+ people.