Neighborhood Small Grants

In partnership with the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is offering $23,794 in small grant funds and $6,650 in graffiti abatement funds to neighborhood, business and community-based groups. NECN will offer $1,000-$4,000 per project within the Neighborhood Small Grant program and up to $2,500 per graffiti abatement project.

Past projects funded by NECN include community orchards, tours of African American murals, afterschool programs, community outreach projects, oral history projects, murals, graffiti clean-up and multicultural festivals.

New this year, NECN is funding community economic development projects such as collaborative branding of the neighborhood between neighborhood and business associations.

The goal of these two grant programs is to provide opportunities for building community and increasing and sustaining involvement in neighborhood associations, district coalitions and the community at-large. Preference will be given to proposals submitted on behalf of or in direct partnership with one or more of the following:

-Neighborhood associations

-Organizations predominantly led by people from historically under engaged communities including communities of color, immigrants and refugees, youth, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bi and trans communities

-Business associations or individual businesses.

Applications Due: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 by 5:00pm More info: