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Oregon Community Foundation - Grant opportunities


Oregon Community Foundation is pleased to announce that 2021 Community Grants is now open for applications. This interim year of grantmaking aims to offer community-based organizations flexible types of support, with prioritized funding for those communities most disproportionately impacted by the multiple crises in Oregon. 2021 Community Grants program continues its focus on statewide impact, with intention to reach to urban, suburban, rural and remote communities throughout Oregon.


The Request for Proposals is available on the website, including Program Guidelines, application questions and frequently asked questions.


Key dates:

· December 15, 2020 – February 1, 2021, 5 p.m.: Application submission period.

Those that submit an application by the early bird deadline of January 18 will be entered to win one of two $2,500 general operating support grants.


· January 6, 2021, 4 p.m. – 5 pm.:

Community Grants 2021 applicant webinar and Q&A. RSVP here.



2021 Funding Priorities

Given the current climate and its demands on nonprofits and the communities they serve, priority will be given to applicants requesting support for those who have been disproportionately impacted by inequities exacerbated by racial and social injustice, COVID-19 and/or wildfires, including:

· Black, Indigenous, Latinx and people of color

· Immigrants and/or refugees

· People experiencing disabilities

· People living on low incomes

· People living in under-resourced communities and/or communities lacking critical infrastructure

· People who are homeless/unsheltered

· People who identify as LGBTQIA+

· Survivors of domestic violence and/or child abuse


Applications will be accepted for three types of grants:

· General Operating Support (up to $20,000) for culturally specific organizations of any size and/or rural nonprofits with annual operating budget of $100,000 or less and a focus on funding priorities


· Capacity Building (up to $40,000) to help strengthen and stabilize a nonprofit’s governance or operations


· Program or Project (up to $40,000) to adapt or expand existing projects/programs or develop new projects/programs to respond to current community challenges

Regardless of your interest in applying for a grant, we recommend all organizations complete an Organizational Profile, which allows our network of donors to learn about your mission, active projects, current funding needs, and who your organizations serves.

We hope you will consider submitting an application and/or sharing this opportunity with Oregon-based organizations whose works aligns with our funding priorities.

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