3.30.2019

North Portland Trust Fund

Volunteers Needed To Review Grant Applications! 

We are seeking 3 to 5 individuals who can volunteer roughly 5 hours of free time to review proposals and meet twice with your peers to select the awardee(s) of the Arbor Lodge Placemaking Grant!

The objectives of this grant are to support projects that will increase connections people have to each other and the places they care about; engage historically marginalized and/or underrepresented communities; and sustain those already involved and/or strengthen existing programs.

If you're interested please fill out this brief application and e mail mark(at)arborlodgeneighborhood.com to volunteer!

More information is below:



About the Grant
The North Portland Trust Fund (NPTF) Arbor Lodge Placemaking Grant is funded through mitigation funds generated from the Portland International Raceway (PIR) events requiring a City of Portland noise variance permit. The selection committee will award up to $2,500 in grants.

The objectives of this grant are to support projects that will increase connections people have to each other and the places they care about; engage historically marginalized and/or underrepresented communities; and sustain those already involved and/or strengthen existing programs.

Interested in joining the Arbor Lodge Placemaking Grant Selection Committee?

The ALNA is seeking three to five individuals to commit to a 45-day period to review and select projects. The selection committee will be supported by the ALNA vice-chair who will serve as a non-voting facilitator. Applications will be no more than 2 pages long, the call for proposals will be open between April 1 to May 15th. The selection committee will meet once prior to May 15th to review the grant requirements and the grant scoring tool, and will meet again after May 15th to determine which application(s) will be awarded funding. The total time commitment requested of grant selection committee members is expected to be five to seven hours between roughly May 1st to June 15.

As a grant selection committee member, you’ll be able to provide neighborhood individuals and community organizations with the opportunity to improve the quality of life for residents of Arbor Lodge. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain knowledge and experience related to the grant writing and the review process, learn what makes a fundable grant and support grassroots projects in Arbor Lodge.


The ALNA hopes to create a diverse committee whose members come with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. As well, grant applicants are eligible to serve on the selection committee but will be required to disclose any conflicts of interest.

Requirements to be on the Grant Selection Committee

  • Live or work in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood 
  • Commit to serve for 30 days (approximately May 1st to June 1st) and attend two to three meetings.
  • Meet deadlines
  • Review/rank applications
  • Ability to work independently and work collaboratively with a diverse committee

Youth (18 or older), people of color, veteran/military service people, people of varying gender, race, culture, age, sexual orientation, religions/beliefs, and abilities are encouraged to apply for the grant selection committee.










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