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Grants

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. 
http://industry.traveloregon.com/industry-resources/matching-grants-program/oregon-tourism-commission-matching-grants-program

Regional Cooperative Tourism Program - Willamette Valley Visitors Association
Matching grants will be available on an annual basis. 
https://willamettevalley.org/grant-application-form

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.
http://industry.traveloregon.com/industry-resources/matching-grants-program/wine-license-plate-grant-program 

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)  
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/GRANTS/pages/index.aspx

Oregon Historic Trails Fund
https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants/oregon-historic-trails-fund

National Trails Fund
https://americanhiking.org/ways-to-give

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/grants/index.asp

Oregon Film Home
http://www.oregonmade.org/grants--opportunities.html

Cycling Grants

Cycle Oregon Fund
http://www.cycleoregon.com/cycle-oregon-fund

People For Bikes
https://www.peopleforbikes.org/grants

Transportation Grants

Oregon Department of Transportation Enhance and Fix-IT
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/STIP/Pages/WhatsChanged.aspx 

Scenic America
https://www.scenic.org/visual-pollution-issues/scenic-byways/grant-funding-information

Historic Preservation Grants

Lane County Historical Society Heritage Outreach Grant
https://www.lchm.org/grants-awards

Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept.: Heritage Programs: Financial Assistance
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/pages/grants.aspx

Museums for America
https://www.imls.gov/grants

National Park Service Preserve America
http://www.nps.gov/preservation-grants/PreserveAmerica

National Trust for Historic Preservation
https://forum.savingplaces.org/build/funding

Tourism Cares - Worldwide Grant Program
https://www.tourismcares.org/explore-tourism-cares-what-we-offer

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

Cultural Coalition Lane County
http://laneculture.net/guidelines

Three Rivers Foundation
http://www.threeriversfoundation.org

Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation
https://communitylendingworks.org

Oregon Community Foundation
https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants

League of Oregon Cities
https://www.orcities.org/resources/communications/bulletin/small-city-allotment-grants

Ford Family Foundation
http://www.tfff.org

Spirit Mountain Community Fund
https://www.thecommunityfund.com/grants-programs/general-purpose-grants

Federal Grants
http://www.grants.gov

Arts / Humanities / Education Grants

Oregon Arts Commission
https://www.oregonartscommission.org/grants

Oregon Cultural Trust
https://culturaltrust.org/grants

Springfield Arts Commission
http://www.springfieldartscommission.org/heritage_grants.html

Creative Capital Foundation
http://www.creative-capital.org

Oregon Council for the Humanities
http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/public-program-grants

National Endowment for the Humanities
http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml?src=ln

Intel Foundation
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/corporate-responsibility/intel-matching-grants.html

M J Murdock Charitable Trust
https://murdocktrust.org

Meyer Memorial Trust
https://mmt.org/apply/grant-types

The Collins Foundation
http://www.collinsfoundation.org

The Verizon Foundation
http://www.verizon.com/about/verizon-foundation

Rural Development / Agriculture Grants

USDA Rural Business Grants
http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-economic-development-loan-grant-program 

USDA's Cooperative State, Research, Education and Extension Service
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=cooperative_research_extension_services.xml

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Competitive Grants Program (OASDFR or Section 2501 program)
http://www.outreach.usda.gov/grants

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
http://www.westernsare.org/Grants

Top 50 Oregon Foundations that give grants and some other giving programs
http://www.tgci.com/funding-sources/oregon

International Outreach

Export Promotion Program
http://www.oregon4biz.com/Global-Connections/Export-Promotion

College Scholarships

Oregon Media Production Association
http://ompa.org

Subscription Based Resources

Foundation Center
https://fconline.foundationcenter.org/fdo-grantmaker-profile

The Oregon Foundation DataBook & CD
https://foundationdatabook.com/get-a-databook-cd-for-your-state

Philanthropy Northwest
https://philanthropynw.org

Grant Technical Assistance

National Park Service - Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program
http://www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/rtca/contactus/cu_apply.html

Extension Risk Management Education Grant Program
http://extensionrme.org/Opportunities.aspx

Grant Resources

Multnomah County Library
https://multcolib.org/research-tools

Red Lodge Clearinghouse Funding 
https://www.getches-wilkinsoncenter.cu.law/programs-and-projects

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: http://www.oregon4biz.com/Innovate-&-Create/R&D-Business/SBIR

Workshops presented by The Grant Training Center
http://www.granttrainingcenter.com

Transient Room 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 room 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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