2018 Grant Projects

My Story Project

We awarded $11,000 in grants to four community groups and organizations that will engage diverse neighbors in 2018.  We are grateful the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) invested $9,330 and CNN $1,670.  More significantly $150,000 in donations and other contributions will be leveraged by the four grantees to accomplish community building goals.  Grants range from $2000 to $3000.

2018 grant awards 

The goals of the Small Grants program include building strong and diverse community participation, leadership, and community connections. See a list of past grant projects, a map of Central Northeast, eligibility, and more .



⇒The grant workshop was Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6-7:30 PM-please RSVP.

⇒The grant application deadline for 2018 grant projects was Monday, November 13, 2017 by 4 PM.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Sandra Lefrancois, CNN Grant Program Manager at 503-823-2780 sandral@cnncoalition.org to get feedback on project ideas.  We will not accept late or incomplete applications.                                     

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2018 grant projects


For more information about the Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s (ONI) city-wide grant program, visit the City of Portland’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program.