SE Uplift Community Grants Program

SE Uplift has two community grants open to projects taking place or benefitting community members within the organization’s boundaries. Proposals will be reviewed and scored using SE Uplift’s Board-approved Equity Lens and must align with their Mission, Values and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Accessibility Statement.

The Community Small Grants program is in its 15th year and offers the opportunity to engage community members across the city. 

The program aims to increase the number and diversity of people who are involved and engaged in the broader community; strengthen community capacity to create change by building community leadership, identity, skills, relationships and partnerships; and increase community impact on public decisions and community life. 

Over $50,000 total is available to community groups and nonprofit organizations. Grant proposals can range $300-$4,900 and limited micro grant funds are available for projects requesting $800 or less. Full details available at

DEIA Capacity Building Grants (formerly known as Communication Grants) have been revised and updated to best align with SE Uplift’s mission and values to provide the best benefit to the needs of the SE Portland community. 

These grants will be awarded to projects that support outreach and engagement strategies that focus on inclusion and accessibility with the intent of increasing diversity and equity. Applicants can qualify for up to $1,200. More at

Applications for both grants are due by Monday, January 10, 5 pm. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by Wednesday, February 9. Projects must be completed, using all grant funds by December 31.

SE Uplift Community Grants Program

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