City of Roses Community Enhancement Grant Program

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

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An Exciting Opportunity...

Elevate Oregon is thrilled to partner with Oregon Metro to administer the City of Roses enhancement grants. This grant is funded by fees collected at City of Roses Disposal and Recycling. This is part of a regional Community Enhancement Program to fund community grants near each of the region's garbage transfer facilities.

This program provides funds to non-profits, schools, and local governments who implement programs, services and community improvements in a designated 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.

2024 Grantee List

2023 Grantee List

Learn more about the 2024 Program Goals & Priorities

Learn more about the Eligibility Requirements

View the 2024 Boundary Area

The City of Roses Grant Team

Our program uniquely equips and empowers our youth toward success and community engagement by actively involving them in the grantmaking process. The City of Roses Grant Team is comprised primarily of high school students in the Elevate Oregon program and a few adult advisors. Throughout the school year, this team works to establish the program parameters, review grant proposals, and select grant recipients.

Additionally, student participants receive one-on-one leadership coaching where they are also supported in making decisions that impact and effect change in their personal lives. This intentional coaching process keeps the learning alive and nourishes the seeds that are planted in the group experience.

Click here to read more about how the program is impacting and empowering our youth!


Enhancement Grant Boundary Area (2024)

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

NE Marine Dr (North)

Portland-Gresham Border (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.


*The grant boundary is subject to change with each new grant cycle.*

2024 Grant Process 

Elevate Oregon awarded approximately $155,000 in one-year grants.

The maximum grant award was $35,000.

Applications Open: January 1st, 2024

Application Deadline: February 26th, 2024

The City of Roses Grant Team reviewed grant applications during March, April, and May and announced awards in early May. Funding begins on July 1st, 2024.


*The application period is closed for the 2024 grant cycle*
2024 Grant Application Handbook



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