City of Roses Community Enhancement Grant

Learn more about our grant and determine if your organization is a good fit to apply for funding.

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An Exciting New Opportunity...

Elevate Oregon is thrilled to partner with Oregon Metro and City of Roses Disposal and Recycling to administer a new grant program. The program is funded by an enhancement fee collected on materials brought to the City of Roses facility. This is part of a regional Community Enhancement Program to fund community grants near each of the region's garbage transfer facilities.

The goal of this program is to provide funds to non-profits, schools, and local governments who implement programs, services and community improvements in a designated grant boundary area. Click here to see the City of Roses Enhancement Grant Boundary Area.

Funds can be awarded for projects that provide programs and services to underserved populations, improve neighborhood livability and safety, and improve natural areas and the environment. Click here to learn more about the program goals and types of eligible projects.

The City of Roses Community Enhancement Grant will also empower and equip youth by supporting their ability to self-determine how grant funds get invested back into their community.  A Committee comprised of high school students in the Elevate Oregon program and adult community members will review grant proposals and select grant recipients.

The grant boundary area generally encompasses areas of NE and SE Portland enclosed by

NE Marine Dr (North)

162nd Ave (East)

Foster Rd (South)

and 82nd Ave (West)

All grant applications must propose projects that deliver benefit to the people and communities within this geographic boundary.

COR Grant Boundary

Grant Process 

Elevate Oregon will be awarding a total of $100,000 in one-year grants in 2023.

The maximum grant award is $25,000.

Applications Open: January 1st, 2023

Application Deadline: February 27th, 2023

The Community Enhancement Committee will review grant applications during March, April, and May and will announce awards at the end of May. Funding will begin July 1st, 2023 .



Click here to see more information about the program goals and grant eligibility requirements. 




*Online Grant Application Form will be available on January 1st, 2023*

Click here to view and download the Grant Application Handbook

Click here to access the Online Grant Application Form 



For more information or to be added to our mailing list, contact KJ Mack, Community Engagement Specialist,