Fall/Winter Grant Applications Now Available – Due 9/17

Fall/Winter Grant Applications are now available for Venture Portland members! We have continued to streamline the application process to respond to the changing needs of Portland’s business districts. This cycle will feature 3 funding opportunities:

  • Events and Marketing ($3,000 max)
  • District Enhancement ($5,000 max)
  • Holiday Staffing ($3,000 max)

Interested districts should read the grant guidelines for more information. This round will be highly competitive. Successful applicants take advantage of Grants Office Hours including Final Draft Review (see dates below). Venture Portland staff are here to help you succeed! Don’t wait until the last minute – email us a draft and we’ll call or email you with feedback. We are also hosting an optional webinar/info session on 8/18 to review changes to the application, discuss eligible projects and learn tips for creating a compelling application. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Spring/Summer Grant Timeline:

  • 8/6/21 – Applications released
  • 8/6-9/10 – Venture Portland staff available for grant writing assistance via telephone or Zoom (during normal operating hours)
  • 8/18 – Grants webinar/info session
  • 9/13-9/16 – Venture Portland staff available for final draft review via telephone or Zoom (during normal operating hours)
  • 9/17 – Applications due
  • 10/1 – Awards announced

As, a reminder, your district must be a current Venture Portland member to apply. You can renew/join here.