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Grants to Oregon and Washington Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools to Improve the Lives of Residents in Eligible Locations

Autzen Foundation Grants


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Funding Source
Autzen Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: OregonWashington: Clark County

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/27/23 Midnight PST Save

Grant Description
Grants to Oregon and Washington nonprofit organizations, government agencies, churches, and public schools to improve the lives of residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended to provide support to small organizations with educational, arts and culture, environmental, social service, or youth-centered missions. Requests will be accepted from applicants serving residents of Oregon or Clark County in southwest Washington.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Grants are awarded to smaller non-profit organizations; most often to groups with social service, arts and culture, educational, environmental and/or youth-centered missions.

The Autzen Foundation accepts applications from organizations that meet the following criteria:
- Charitable organizations registered under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (including churches) or government entities, such as a town, public school, or state agency
- 501(c)(3) designation (or other qualified tax-exempt IRS status) in place for at least 2 years
- Directly serving residents of Oregon or southwest Washington (Clark County)

The Foundation will not consider requests for:
- Individuals
- Fundraising events
- Projects primarily seeking to influence elections or legislation
- Organizations without qualified tax status designation that are using another non-profit organization as a fiscal or umbrella agent

Pre-Application Information
Application deadlines for 2023 are:
- March 1st - reviewed in May
- June 28th - reviewed in September
- September 27th - reviewed in December

The grant application is open for submissions one month prior to the grant deadline. Grant submissions are due by midnight PST on the deadline date.

When the determination process has been completed, all applicants will be advised of their proposal results. This may take 2-3 months from the deadline.

Only one grant request may be submitted in a twelve-month period.

Note: Up-to-date Guidestar profiles are not a requirement but are appreciated. Learn more here:

Application Information:

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Gretchen Kent, Executive Grants Administrator
Phone: 503-226-6051

Autzen Foundation
2455 NW Marshall Street, Suite #9
Portland, OR, 97210

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