View some Grants In Action, including pictures and videos from funded projects. Neighbors West-Northwest has supported three grant programs: Neighborhood Small Grants, Graffiti Abatement Grants, and the Northwest Neighborhood Parks & Recreation Fund. Continue reading to find out more.
Northwest Neighborhoods Parks and Recreation Fund (NWNPR)
This is a grant opportunity for NW Portland nonprofit organizations. The Northwest Neighborhoods Parks and Recreation Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation has taken proposals from qualified nonprofit and public organizations for grants to support the construction and renovation of parks and recreation facilities in Northwest Portland. Applications are due on November 1st of each year (or the previous Friday if the 1st falls on a weekend.) Recent grants for projects have ranged from $3,500 to $75,000. For more information, visit the Oregon Community Foundation website.
Neighborhood Small Grant Program
For seven years, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Neighbors West-Northwest offered Neighborhood Associations and community-based organizations within our coalition area this grant as an opportunity to build community, attract new and diverse members and sustain those already involved. Though we still support these goals, the grant program funding was not continued into the current fiscal year. The 2012-13 projects will wrap up by December. Though the grant program cannot continue to offer funds, feel free to take a look at the project summaries or the Grants In Action page. If a project gives you some ideas for your community, please let us know. Perhaps we can suggest another program or a partnership that can help make it happen.
Graffiti Abatement Grant Program
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Neighbors West-Northwest (NWNW) offered the Graffiti Abatement Community Grant Program for two years. The goal was to support community-driven improvement projects and community building opportunities emphasizing graffiti abatement and attempts to repair the harm of graffiti on the community. Many projects came out of this program, including “Graffiti Free 97209″ where community members and businesses continue to volunteer to remove graffiti from the blocks they’ve adopted. NWNW also has graffiti removal supplies to loan out if you are interested in hosting your own event. Contact us for more information.