Neigborhood Small Grants


Each year, NECN awards grant monies to projects based in the inner N/NE neighborhoods. 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 2017-2018 Flyer 


Download Application Here: 

2017-2018 Grant Application 


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

Read through an example of a funded grant application.

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.



  • September 25, 2017 – Applications available:  (web-site, in-person or e-mail:

  • October 12, 2017 – Grants Workshop for interested applicants 

  • December 1, 2017 – Deadline for submitting applications – 5:00 pm  (by mail or in-person only).

  • January 22, 2018 – Grant Awards announced.

Download NECN’s 2017-2018 Timeline