Grant Opportunity: Metro Community Placemaking Grants (due 10/06/23)

Applications are open

Metro is accepting applications for the next round of Community Placemaking grants until October 6 at noon. These grants support community-led, equity-centered, arts and culture based efforts that strengthen people’s connections to each other and places they care about. Up to $200,000 will be awarded in grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. No matching funds are required.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully read the application handbook for important information about applying. Learn about the program’s objectives and grant requirements, preview the application questions and see how the applications will be evaluated. Contact me to talk over your proposal or plan to attend an upcoming information session (see below). Translated materials are available upon request.

Important dates

October 6 at noon – Applications due

Early January 2024 – Grant awards announced

March 2024 – Grant-funded activities may begin

June 2025 – Activities should be complete

Who can apply

Note: All grant-funded activities must take place within Metro’s urban growth boundary. Businesses and individuals without a nonprofit partner are not eligible.

  • Nonprofit organizations with tax exempt status.
  • Community groups or individuals without nonprofit status must partner with a tax exempt fiscal sponsor, such as a 501(c) nonprofit or a public agency.
  • Public agencies must have community partners involved in the implementation of the project and a plan to involve the broader public.
  • If you are a past recipient of a Community Placemaking grant and your project was an event (spanning a single or multiple days), you may not reapply the year following your award.

Info sessions and application assistance

Contact Dana Lucero to talk through your idea and make your application as strong as possible or attend an upcoming info session. Please note I will be away August 24-28 and September 14-15.

Wednesday, August 30, 6-7 p.m. – Join Zoom meeting | meeting ID: 882 4524 6911, passcode: 650393 | 888-475-4499 US toll-free

Thursday, August 31, 12-1 p.m. – Join Zoom meeting | meeting ID: 827 5400 2311, passcode: 727953 | 888-475-4499 US toll-free
Wednesday, September 6, 12-1 p.m. – Join Zoom meeting | meeting ID: 886 7696 9386, passcode: 910414 | 888-475-4499 US toll-free

Wednesday, September 6, 6-7 p.m. – in person at Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Avenue in Portland