Start-up Support Grants

As many emerging business districts aren’t yet ready to apply for a formal grant, Venture Portland provides one-time Start-up Support for assistance with filing as an official business district and nonprofit association, building and cultivating a healthy board or group of volunteers, holding a first-time event, membership campaign and/or other activities to build capacity and governance infrastructure within the district.




Venture Portland staff provide significant technical assistance and up to $250 in one-time seed funds. Venture Portland membership is not required and Start-up Support applications are accepted throughout the year.

To apply for a Start-up Support Grant contact Venture Portland.