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Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)’s Community Grants Program 2021 (U.S.)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 10, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on July 31, 2021
Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) logo
Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) logo

The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) is inviting applications for its 2021 Community Grants Program to support communities with a sharpened focus on the most pressing challenges Oregon is facing today:
> the impact of COVID-19,
> systemic racism and racial injustice,
> wildfires and the underinvestment and
> lack of infrastructure in under-resourced rural and marginalized communities across the state.

Foundation will prioritize funding in support of the following populations disproportionately impacted by inequities exacerbated by racial and social injustice, COVID-19 and/or wildfires:
• Black, Indigenous, Latinx and people of color;
• Immigrants and / or refugees;
• People experiencing disabilities;
• People living on low incomes;
• People living in under-resourced communities and / or communities lacking critical infrastructure;
• People who are homeless / unsheltered;
• People who identify as LGBTQIA+;
• Survivors of domestic violence and/or child abuse.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1) 501(c)(3) organizations, Tribal entities and government entities;
2) Additionally, organizations may work with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor to submit an application. Applicants then must submit formal paperwork confirming the fiscal sponsor relationship.

Three types of funding will be offered:

Because community conditions are in a state of significant transition, all grants will be one year in duration.

Spring Cycle – Accepting applications until February 1, 2021 at 5 p.m., with decisions by early May 2021.

Fall Cycle – Timeline TBA (deadline summer 2021 with decisions by early November 2021).

Please review the Program Guidelines, FAQ and application questions prior to preparing and submitting an application.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 10
Jan 10

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse!

Jill Langhus
Jan 11
Jan 11

Thanks, Ana.