Grant Programs

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 Friday, October 30, 2015  (the Friday prior to the 1st when 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.

NWNPR Request for Proposals

NWN Parks & Rec Application Form 2015

Due October 30th

Neighborhood Small Grant Program

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) and Neighbors West-Northwest are excited to offer another year of the City of Portland’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program. We invite neighborhood associations and community-based organizations in Portland to apply.

Small Grants Program Handbook (Application Instructions): PDF or DOC

Application Form: in PDF or DOC

Having difficulties downloading any of the above forms? Email Jen

This grant program strives to increase the number and diversity of people who are involved and engaged in their communities and neighborhoods; strengthen neighborhood and community capacity, build leadership skills, foster partnerships; and increase community impact on public decisions and community life.

NWNW prefers to fund multiple projects in order to have the greatest community impact. Approximately $23,110 will be awarded this year. Applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of neighborhood and community-based organization representatives. Interested in participating on the selection committee? Contact Jen or 503-823-4265.

We look forward to working with organizations that share our goal of building livable, equitable, and sustainable neighborhoods and communities for all.

If you are interested in applying, we strongly encourage you to attend the grant information workshop hosted by NWNW. This session will help answer questions about the application, the committee review process, fund eligibility, and unique priorities for this coalition area.

Additional Info
Program Summary (PDF)

Tips and Priorities (PDF)

If you have questions about the program or application, please contact Jen, or 503-823-4265. The program coordinator is available via phone or by appointment during office hours.

Application Deadline
Submit five paper copies and one electronic copy of the packet by Monday November 2nd, 4 p.m. The electronic copy may be submitted to or included with physical submission. All components must be received by the deadline to ensure a complete application.

Submittals may be mailed or hand delivered to:
Neighbors West-Northwest
2257 NW Raleigh St.
Portland, OR 97210
Attn: Jen Kirk

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.