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Portland Timbers Community Fund (PTCF) Grant

Grants to Oregon and Washington Nonprofits in Eligible
Regions for Programs that Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) - Portland Timbers Community Fund (PTCF)

Deadline Date:

06/05/20 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Oregon and Washington nonprofit organizations in eligible counties to benefit local communities. Funding is intended to support projects and activities that align with the following areas of focus: youth education, the environment, and youth health and wellness. Eligible nonprofits are located within one of the four surrounding counties of the Portland metro area: Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas, and Clark County in Southwest Washington.

Areas of Focus: 

  • Youth Education: With an emphasis on all students reaching the third-grade reading level, as well as STEM programming. Fostering a lifetime love of learning and literacy in local children
  • Youth Health and Wellness: With an emphasis on soccer and inclusiveness, embracing diversity and all ability levels. Keeping local children active and healthy in the community by providing safe, structured areas and activities for play.
  • Environment: With an emphasis on building awareness and activism.  Growing the greenbelt and gardens within our city limits with the help of local youth and their families.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178385

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants from the PTCF are awarded in the $2,500 - $10,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Portland Timbers Community Fund (PTCF) supports charitable, non-profit organizations that are registered as a 501(c)(3) with tax-exempt status from the IRS and are located within one of the four surrounding counties of the Portland metro area; Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark County in SW Washington.

The PTCF will not consider requests from individuals, private foundations, organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, class, gender, or national origin, organizations that support political campaigns or lobbyist groups, or fraternal or religiously affiliated organizations. The PTCF will discard requests from individual schools, PTOs, or PTAs. The PTCF will only review requests that are tied to a specific project at a nonprofit organization and will not consider donations that will be used for annual appeals, debt reduction, endowment funds, employee salaries, legal expenses, and/or operational expenses.

Organizations may apply for a grant every other year. For example, if you receive a 2019 Cycle 1 grant, the next time you can apply is 2021 Cycle 1.

Pre-Application Information:

The proposal review and approval process will take place the two months preceding granting, so please take that into account when determining the timing of funds needed.

Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM the day they are due.

Cycle 1 Timeline:
-Proposals Due by: 5:00 PM on January 31
-Grantees Awarded and Recognized: May
-Grantee Evaluations Due: December

Cycle 2 Timeline:
-Proposals Due by: 5:00 PM on June 5, 2020
-Grantees Awarded and Recognized: September
-Grantee Evaluations Due: March

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Portland Timbers
1844 SW Morrison
Portland, OR 97205

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties;   Washington: Clark County

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