Community Grants

Since 2006, NECN and the Office of Civic and Community Life have partnered to provide grants to neighborhood and community organizations working to make Northeast Portland a stronger, more inclusive community. We have funded dozens of innovative projects that have collectively improved the quality of life in our area, and brought its residents closer together. 

Grants given are up to $2,000 per applicant. See below for a list of our recent grantees.

The grant cycle is currently closed. Please check back soon for updates on the 2019/20 grant cycle.

congratulations to our 2019 grant awardees!

Vanport Mosaic
Black Panther Legacy Tour of Albina

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center
Boise Business Youth Unity Project

Another Level
Sex Trafficking Group Support Program

Children’s African Dance Troupe Expansion

Growing Gardens
NE PDX Culture of Gardening Project

Woodlawn Farmer’s Market
Teaching Nutrition, Ecology and Conservation Through the Power of Produce

North by Northeast Community Health Center
Community Resilience Through Emergency Preparedeness



We offer one-on-one workshops for potential applicants to work with one of our grant coordinators to help develop project ideas and for assistance making your application stronger.

Meetings are appointment-only and take place at our office with one of our grant coordinators during regular business hours.


What we look for

Funding rounds take place annually, and are awarded based on a project's potential to: 

  • Involve and benefit a diverse group of people

  • Build leadership skills, relationships and partnerships, especially with and among underrepresented groups

  • Increase community capacity to influence public decisions and shape the future of Inner North/Northeast Portland

  • Create unique projects with the potential to make an impact in communities large and small

To Apply:

The 2019 grant cycle is now closed

Contact our grants coordinator for any questions about the program or to discuss an idea for a project: 
Mischa Webley  mischa[at]  503.388.9030