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Oregon Community Grant Program

Oregon Community Foundation
Jul 15, 2019

A list of regional program officers is available in the Staff Assistance section of the program website.


The Oregon Community Grant Program awards funding to small and medium-sized nonprofits that are working to better the lives of people in Oregon. Funds are considered for the provision of services and, when it serves to better the community, capital projects.

Projects must fall into one of the following priority areas:

  • Health and Well-being of Vulnerable Populations:
    • Community-based health and wellness initiatives, including oral and mental/behavioral health
    • Basic human needs projects, such as food and housing
    • Quality of life, safety, and self-sufficiency projects for at-risk populations
  • Educational Opportunities:
    • Social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children, including programs that educate parents and projects that involve volunteers
    • Academic support, mentoring, and recreational programs for children and youth
    • Workplace, career, and postsecondary experiences and opportunities for youth
    • Adult literacy, skill development, education, and workforce training
  • Community Livability, Environment, and Citizenship
    • Leadership development, volunteerism, immigrant integration, and civic participation
    • Stewardship of outdoor spaces
    • Historic preservation
    • Projects that address social, economic, and environmental challenges
  • Arts and Culture Organizations

Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations in Oregon are eligible to apply.

Organizations may not apply for the same project twice, and a table showing how often an organization can apply for a grant may be found in the Eligibility and Competitiveness section of the program website.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Past grants have ranged from $5,000-$50,000, with the average award being $20,000.

About 175 grants are awarded per cycle.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application are available on the program website.

There are two application cycles each year, with deadlines of January 15 and July 15.

Organizations that submit an application early, by January 1, 2019 for cycle 1 and July 1, 2019 for cycle 2, will be entered into a drawing to receive a $2,500 grant for general operating support.

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Behavioral health · Children and youth · Community engagement and volunteerism · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce pipeline · Healthcare needs and services · Housing and homelessness · Leadership · Mental health · Oral health · Population health · Schools · Self-sufficiency · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Oregon

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.