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Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) is an independent nonprofit organization comprised of 12 neighborhoods in inner North and Northeast Portland.

We strive to support our community through grassroots organizing, providing grants to community groups, and developing programs that have a positive impact on North and Northeast Portland. We are always looking for new ways to increase civic engagement within our district, and serve as a voice for our community.   

We provide support to neighborhoods through:

Small Grants
Over the years, we have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of grants  to support community organizations, neighborhood initiatives and educational outreach.

Fiscal Sponsorship 
NECN serves as the fiscal sponsor — providing 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status, managing finances, administering grant funds, helping with promotion and outreach — for projects led by community groups that do not have their own non-profit status.

Project Assistance
We provide assistance for projects through funding, sponsorship, marketing, and more.

Policy Formation 
We provide channels for residents and organizations to inform and influence public policy that affects the inner North and Northeast areas.

Skill-building 
We provide or connect residents, organizations, and neighborhood associations with opportunities to build their knowledge base through trainings, events, workshops, and more.

Connections 
NECN serves as a connecting point for residents, community organizations, and neighborhood associations to resources, organizations, and government agencies.

Information and Referral 
NECN is a general reference point if you have questions or are looking for something in our coalition boundaries.

Contact us if you’d like to get involved.