Grants

The following grants, funds and foundations may help our partners and local organizations throughout the greater Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Please note that grant requirements, deadlines, and the amount of funding available may change at the funder's discretion. Review each program guidelines thoroughly before you begin to confirm your eligibility and to understand current funding cycles.

Grant Writing Resources

Nonprofit Association of Oregon 
https://nonprofitoregon.org/

Wordcrafters in Eugene
https://wordcrafters.org/ 

Grantwriting Tips from Oregon Community Foundation
https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants-resources/grantwriting-tips/

Travel Oregon Grant Writing Workshops
https://industry.traveloregon.com/opportunities/grants/grant-writing-workshops/

Grant Training Center
https://granttrainingcenter.com/

The Grantsmanship Center
https://www.tgci.com/

Tourism Grants

Travel Oregon Grants Program
https://industry.traveloregon.com/opportunities/grants/

Willamette Valley Visitors Association 
https://willamettevalley.org/grant-application-form

Oregon Coast Visitors Association
Strategic Investment Fund
https://visittheoregoncoast.com/industry/grant-opportunities/

Oregon Wine Country License Plates Matching Grant Program
https://industry.traveloregon.com/opportunities/grants/wine-license-plate-grant-program/ 

Tourism Cares
https://www.tourismcares.org/support-a-grant

Outdoor Recreation 

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
Multiple grant programs including the Land and Water Conservation Fund, County Opportunity Grant Program, Local Government Grant Program, Recreational Trails Program, and All-Terrain Vehicles Grant Program.  
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/GRANTS/pages/index.aspx

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

National Park Service - Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
Please note, this program does not provide financial assistance, but can provide technical support to parks, trails, and recreation projects.
https://www.nps.gov/orgs/rtca/index.htm

National Forest Foundation
https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs

Cycle Oregon
https://cycleoregon.com/our-work/our-impact/

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

Polaris T.R.A.I.L.S. Grants
https://www.polaris.com/en-us/trails-application/

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
https://yamahaoai.com/

Transportation Grants

Oregon Department of Transportation
Local Government Funding
https://www.oregon.gov/odot/LocalGov/Pages/Funding.aspx

Oregon Department of Transportation
Oregon Community Paths Program
https://www.oregon.gov/odot/Programs/Pages/OCP.aspx 

Oregon Department of Transportation
Safe Routes to Schools Programs
https://www.oregon.gov/odot/Programs/Pages/SRTS.aspx

Oregon Department of Transportation
Innovative Mobility Program
https://www.oregon.gov/odot/RPTD/Pages/Innovative-Mobility-Program.aspx

Federal Highway Administration
National Scenic Byways 
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep/scenic_byways/grants/

Historic Preservation Grants

Oregon Heritage (State Historic Preservation Office)
Multiple grant programs including funding for Main Street programs
https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/OH/Pages/Grants.aspx

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

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

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

Institute of Museum and Library Services
https://www.imls.gov/grants

Arts & Cultural Grants

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

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

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

Oregon Film
https://oregonfilm.org/grant-information/

Lane Arts Council
http://lanearts.org/community-arts-grants/

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

City of Eugene Cultural Services
Downtown Program Fund
https://www.eugene-or.gov/3733/Downtown-Program-Fund

Springfield Arts Commission
https://springfield-or.gov/springfield-arts-commission/

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

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

Philanthropic Foundations

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

Autzen Foundation
https://www.autzenfoundation.org/

Meyer Memorial Trust
https://mmt.org/apply

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
https://murdocktrust.org/grant-opportunities/

Chambers Family Foundation
https://www.chambersfamilyfoundation.com/

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

Charlotte Martin Foundation
http://www.charlottemartin.org/

Ford Family Foundation
https://www.tfff.org/how-we-fund/grants

The Reser Family Foundation
https://thereserfamilyfoundation.org/

The Roundhouse Foundation
https://roundhousefoundation.org/

Schwemm Family Foundation
https://schwemmfamilyfoundation.org/

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

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

Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund
http://www.ctsi.nsn.us/charitable-contribution-fund/

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
https://www.cowcreekfoundation.org/

Coquille Tribal Community Fund
https://www.coquilletribe.org/?page_id=2489

Western Lane Community Foundation
https://www.wlcfonline.org/Grants-and-Scholarships.html

Business Resources

Most grants are only available to non-profit organizations or government agencies and are generally not available to private businesses. Other business development sources, loans, and programs are available to help out entrepreneurs and businesses. 

Business Oregon
https://www.oregon.gov/biz/Pages/default.aspx

Lane Community College Small Business Development Center
https://lanesbdc.com/

Oregon RAIN (Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network)
https://www.oregonrain.org/

Community Lending Works
https://communitylendingworks.org/


Last Updated December 2022

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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