Neigborhood Small Grants



Each year, NECN awards grant monies to projects based in the inner N/NE neighborhoods. Applications are available December 1, 2016. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) provides funding for the grants program to the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, along with Portland’s six other Neighborhood Coalitions. The purpose of the grants program is to provide neighborhood and community organizations with the opportunity to improve the quality of life for residents of inner North/Northeast Portland. Awards are selected based on projects’ potential to:

  • Involve and benefit a diverse, broad group of people;

  • Build leadership, identity, skills, relationships and partnerships – especially with and among historically underrepresented populations; and

  • Increase community capacity to influence public decisions and shape the future of Inner N/NE Portland.

Download NECN’s 2016-2017 Flyer 


Questions about NECN’s grant program? Want to discuss an idea for a project?

Check out past projects that have been funded by NECN.

Contact Fran Ayaribil:, 503.388.9188 or head to our Commonly Asked Questions page for some answers and more information.



  • December 1, 2016 – Grant applications available:  (web-site, in-person or e-mail:

  • January 26, 2017 – Grants Workshop for interested applicants – 7:00 pm

  • February 28, 2017 – Deadline for submitting applications – 5:00 pm  (by mail or in-person only).

  • March 2, 2017 – Initial orientation for Grants Evaluation Committee.

  • March 30, 2017 – Score Night – Final decisions reached.

  • April 1, 2017 – Grant Awards announced.

  • April 13, 2017 – Grants Awarded.

Download NECN’s 2016-2017 Timeline