Venture Portland Spring Grant applications are now open!

Spring Grant Applications are now available for Venture Portland member business districts! 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 for business district activities taking place April 2024-September 2024:

  • Events and Marketing ($4,000 max)
  • District Enhancement ($6,000 max)
  • Contractors/Consultants ($6,000 max)

For the complete list of eligible projects, requirements, and application questions, I have attached the guidelines in both PDF and DOC format. 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.

Spring Grants Timeline:

  • 2/9/24 – Applications released
  • 2/12-3/1 – Venture Portland staff available for grant writing assistance via telephone or Zoom (during normal operating hours)
  • 3/4-3/7 – Venture Portland staff available for final draft review via telephone or Zoom (during normal operating hours)
  • 3/8 – Applications due
  • 4/1 – Awards announced

Once awarded, the district will undertake and implement the awarded grant activities and complete by 10/1/24. Project reporting is due 15 days after project completion and no later than 10/15/24.


As, a reminder, only current Venture Portland member business district associations may apply. All applicant districts must pay their membership dues before the grant deadline (3/8/24 at 12pm). You can renew/join here.