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

    Timeline

    The next call for applications will be April 2018.

    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 Lina.Sizmin@GreshamOregon.gov.