Apply for national and local grants to benefit business and the citizens of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Below we have listed grants, funds and foundations that may help our individual members and the greater community.

Tourism Grants

Travel Oregon Matching Grants Program
Travel Oregon's new and revised matching grants program follows a two-year cycle. Please visit their website for details.

Regional Cooperative Tourism Program - Willamette Valley Visitors Association
Matching grants will be available on an annual basis.

Wine Country License Plate Grant Program/Travel Oregon
Applications accepted August 11 - September 15, 2021. Recipients will be notified on November 15, 2021 and projects must be completed by December 31, 2022. 

Outdoor Recreation / Sustainability Grants

Polaris Industries: T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program  The T.R.A.I.L.S. Grant Program, an initiative of Polaris Industries, provides support to national, state, and local organizations in the United States to ensure the future of ATV riding. The grant program encompasses two main objectives—promoting safe and responsible riding, and preserving access. Funds can be used by organizations for trail development and maintenance projects, safety and education initiatives, lobbying, and other projects to increase and maintain land access. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the country. (Fire, rescue, and law enforcement organizations are not eligible for this program.) 

Oregon State Parks & Recreation (Land and Water Conservation, Recreational Trails, All-Terrain Vehicles)

Oregon Historic Trails Fund

National Trails Fund

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon Film Home

Cycling Grants

Cycle Oregon Fund

People For Bikes

Transportation Grants

Oregon Department of Transportation Enhance and Fix-IT 

Scenic America

Historic Preservation Grants

Lane County Historical Society Heritage Outreach Grant

Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept.: Heritage Programs: Financial Assistance

Museums for America

National Park Service Preserve America

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Tourism Cares - Worldwide Grant Program

Multiple Grant Offerings — Focus on Enhancing Opportunities and Quality of Life

Cultural Coalition Lane County

Three Rivers Foundation

Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation

Oregon Community Foundation

League of Oregon Cities

Ford Family Foundation

Spirit Mountain Community Fund

Federal Grants

Arts / Humanities / Education Grants

Oregon Arts Commission

Oregon Cultural Trust

Springfield Arts Commission

Creative Capital Foundation

Oregon Council for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities

U.S. Department of Education

Intel Foundation

M J Murdock Charitable Trust

Meyer Memorial Trust

The Collins Foundation

The Verizon Foundation

Rural Development / Agriculture Grants

Oregon Department of Forestry 

Oregon Department of Forestry : Grants & incentives : About ODF : State of Oregon

USDA Rural Business Grants 

USDA's Cooperative State, Research, Education and Extension Service

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Competitive Grants Program (OASDFR or Section 2501 program)

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Top 50 Oregon Foundations that give grants and some other giving programs

International Outreach

Export Promotion Program

College Scholarships

Oregon Media Production Association

Subscription Based Resources

Foundation Center

The Oregon Foundation DataBook & CD

Philanthropy Northwest

Grant Technical Assistance

National Park Service - Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program

Extension Risk Management Education Grant Program

Grant Resources

Multnomah County Library

Red Lodge Clearinghouse Funding

Economic & Community Development Department
The Economic & Community Development Department has business development officers (BDO's) located throughout the state. Your BDO is the most knowledgeable person in your area for information on potential grants and economic assistance. A list of the BDO's is available through the Oregon Economic & Community Development Department website:

Workshops presented by The Grant Training Center

Transient Lodging Tax Funding

If your local jurisdiction collects a lodging tax, please check with your local city manager or county administrator to see if they offer tourism promotion funding for projects or programs from their lodging taxes.

Source: Oregon Tourism Commission/Travel Oregon/Other
Last Updated August 2021

Jeff Malik

Destination Development Manager

Jeff works with stakeholder groups to develop and enhance tourism products, experiences and events to support the community needs for sustainable, year-round economies.

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