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.
Utilize This Offer
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:
> GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT;
> CAPACITY BUILDING;
> PROJECT/PROGRAM GRANTS.
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 https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants/community-grant-prog...