Grants


2019 Arbor Lodge Placemaking Grants Available!
Applications will be accepted up to May 15th, 2019


PDF Instructions & Application
Word Instructions & Application

Free Grant Workshops will be offered on saturday April 13, 2019 10:30 a.m – to noon and on Monday April 22, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. It will be located at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon St., Portland, OR, 97217.

Do you have a project or idea that needs support?



The Arbor Lodge Placemaking grant can provide up to $2,500 to support projects that:

a. Increase connections people have to each other and the places they care about
b. Engage historically marginalized and/or underrepresented communities, or
c. Sustain those already involved and/or strengthen existing programs

Who Can Apply?

Neighborhood and community organizations are eligible to apply.

  • Organizations engaged in community building and/or civic engagement activities
  • Emerging grassroots community building and/or civic engagement organizations
  • Neighborhood associations
  • Business associations or business organizations engaged in community building activities and/or civic engagement activities
  • Historically underserved communities including people of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income individuals and families, youth, houseless, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities 
In order to apply for this grant, your group will need to be a 501 c(3) or have a fiscal sponsor. If you do not have a fiscal sponsor, contact Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association mark@arborlodgeneighborhood.com, if your project meets the goals of the grant ALNA can facilitate fiscal sponsorship through North Portland Neighborhood Services. Fiscal sponsorship may incur additional fees, which can paid through your grant fund request or from an outside source.


How Do I Learn More?


Review the instructions and application linked above.

Free Grant Workshops will be offered on saturday April 13, 2019 10:30 a.m – to noon and on Monday April 22, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. It will be located at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon St., Portland, OR, 97217.

Grant administrator Mary Jaron Kelley can respond to specific questions mary@npnscommunity.org

How Can I Help?

You can volunteer to review and score proposals submitted. More information here on joining the scoring committee.
You can also make yourself available to an applicant who may benefit from your grant writing skills, or volunteer to support proposed projects.

Where Do These Funds Come From?


Through the North Portland Trust Fund (NPTF) under Portland Parks & Recreation, North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS) and the participating neighborhood associations of Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Overlook, and University Park are excited to offer grant funding opportunities for community placemaking projects in North Portland. A City Resolution passed in 1989 established the NPTF to capture a portion of revenue collected by the Portland International Raceway (PIR) at events requiring a noise variance. North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS) administers the community enhancement grant program. The return of IndyCar to PIR in 2018 brought the first major contribution from promoter Green Savoree in over a decade, thus reactivating the Trust Fund as a grant program with a total of $35,000 to distribute in 2019. Each North Portland neighborhood association was given the option to establish a separate service area and grant selection committee within the NPTF Placemaking Grant with $2,500 for projects primarily benefiting that respective neighborhood. Years of active engagement by Kenton neighbors on noise abatement and livability issues (created by PIR variance events) allowed the Kenton Neighborhood Association to be granted additional funds, totaling $10,000. The neighborhood associations of Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Overlook, and University Park have elected to create their own grant programs and grant selection committees within their service areas under the NPTF Placemaking Grant. This leaves NPNS with $17,500 to administer a concurrent grant program throughout the remaining North Portland neighborhoods of Bridgeton, Cathedral Park, East Columbia, Hayden Island, Piedmont, Portsmouth, and St. Johns. 

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