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Youth under age 21 with a great idea to build community in Portland, Oregon may now apply for the 2013 Youth Community Action Grants. These grants are available for community-based projects that support and enhance the vision of Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth. This document was adopted by youth in
2005 2006 and adopted by both the Portland City Council (2006) and Multnomah County Commission (2007) to help leaders understand the priorities of constituents under the age of 21. Youth Action Grants were created to help put Our Bill of Rights: Children and Youth into action. Activities should support at least one of the articles of the Bill of Rights, should involve as many youth and community members as possible, and also result in strong partnerships between youth and adults.
Here is a great recap of the process and award ceremony from one of last year’s Youth Action Grant Recipients, the Oregon PartnershipYouth Advisory Council. Mayor Sam Adams created a video highlighting the 2012 winners.
Grants will be given in amounts up to $1,000 until a total of $10,000 has been granted. Applications are due, via email, by February 21, 2013.
Questions can be sent to email@example.com or 971-722-4361.
A series of application workshops will be held to help grant applicants learn more about what makes a successful grant application.
- Place: Portland Community College Southeast Campus
- 2305 SE 82nd and Division, Portland, OR 97216
- Room: Tabor 137
- Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
- Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Place: Portland Community College Cascade Campus
- 705 N Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217
- Room: Terrell Hall 124
- Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
- Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Place: Portland Community College Sylvania Campus
- 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR 97219
- Room: CC 204B
- Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
- Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00pm
Application packet (pdf)
This just in from the Oregon Safe Schools and Community Coalition. Mini-grants up to $250 available for GSAs for youth lead, youth driven projects. Applications are reviewed monthly on the 4th Tuesday:
PFLAG Portland, PFLAG Portland Black Chapter, and Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition announce their 2012 Youth Mini-Grant Program.
This program funds small projects sponsored by Gay/Straight Alliances or other nonprofit, youth oriented organizations.
General Eligibility Requirements:
The project must be planned, directed and implemented by youth.
GSA’s must have a school or organization sponsor to receive funds. Sponsors may include a school’s student fund or Parent/Teacher Organizations with non-profit status.
The organization must operate in the tri-county region of Portland, limited to Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties. Preference will be given to projects in Portland.
Projects must be completed during the school year for which funds are sought. Funds awarded for the 2011/2012 grant cycle must be used during the 2011/2012 school year.
Upon completion the project will submit a Grant Evaluation form.
PFLAG Portland and OSSCC seek to fund small projects. Mini-grants will be limited to $250.00 per organization per year.
A selection committee composed of OSSCC and PFLAG will review mini-grant applications each month at the PFLAG Portland Board of Directors meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Organizations will be notified of the approval or denial of an application within 5 business days of the Board of Directors meeting.
Download, complete, and mail the application form to the address specified therein.
For Questions or More Information:
Call or e-mail PFLAG or OSSCC
PFLAG firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-232-7676
OSSCC email@example.com or 503-984-4865
Do you have a great idea that will make Portland a better place to live and grow up for all?
The Youth Planner Program, embedded in the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, seeks to fund outreach and community-building activities run by youth under 21. 2012 Youth Community Action Grants are available for community-based projects that support and enhance the vision of Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth. This document was adpoted in 2005 by both the Portland City Council and Multnomah County Commission to help leaders understand the priorities of constituants under the age of 21. Youth Action Grants are meant to help put Our Bill of Rights: Children and Youth into action. Activities should support at least one of the articles of the Bill of Rights, should involve as many youth and community members as possible, and also result in strong partnerships between youth and adults.
Grants will be given in amounts up to $1,000 until a total of $10,000 has been granted. Applicants and their adult partner must attend one of four application workshops:
PCC Metropolitan Work Force
Training Center / Rec Center
Thursday, January 26th @ 6-8 p.m.
5600 NE 42nd Ave. Portland, OR 97218
Saturday, January 28th @ 1-3 p.m.
338 NW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 9720
Wednesday, February 1st @ 6-8 p.m.
9009 N. Foss Ave. Portland, OR 9721
Saturday, February 4th @ 2-4 p.m.
805 SE 122nd Ave. Portland, OR 9723
Application packet (pdf)