Neighborhood Matching Grants

  • This City program supports neighborhood projects that:

    • Foster civic pride
    • Enhance and beautify neighborhoods
    • Expand citizen involvement
    • Promote the interests of the Gresham community

    Neighborhood matching grant application


    The next call for applications will be April 17, 2017 and closes May 19, 2017. Applications must be submitted to the ONCE office by 5 pm on May 19, 2017. Winners will be tentatively announced at the end of May.

    Available funds

    The City Council awards grant funds to City-recognized Neighborhood Associations. 

    • Funding available for 2016/17 Neighborhood Matching Grant Program requests is $10,000. 
    • A grant requires a 50% match.
    • The funding request must be 50% or less of the total project budget.
    • The matching amounts can be accomplished through direct donations of cash and/or products or materials, and, volunteer hours contributed to the project.

    Grant guidelines

    Neighborhood Associations criteria for applying:

    • Applicants must be a recognized and active City Neighborhood Association.
    • The funding area must be within the city limits and the boundary of the requesting neighborhood. 
    • Exceptions include joint neighborhood projects.
    • The project must be nonprofit in nature.
    • The project must have lasting or direct benefit to the neighborhood.
    • The project should be distinctive to the neighborhood.
    • The purpose must be within the City’s legal authority.
    • The recipient must provide documentation to the City as proof of program expenditures and a completion report submitted with all receipts.

    Contact us

    For more information contact Lina Sizmin at 503-618-2469 or