Community Rebuilding Fund Grants

Complete a survey to be considered for a limited number of capacity and response grants. Open application process for rebuilding, recovery and resiliency grants begins summer 2021.

Por favor llene la encuesta en español aqui.

Attention Grantseekers: A majority of the Fund will be distributed through an open application process beginning Summer 2021. Please complete our Needs and Capacity survey to join our mailing list or revisit this site on or after May 15 for more information on how to apply. Currently, the Fund is identifying recipients for early capacity funding by considering organizations that complete the survey.

The Community Rebuilding Fund launched in response to Oregon’s devastating 2020 wildfire season which forever changed many of Oregon’s vibrant rural communities. The long rebuilding process ahead will also forever shape these communities.  Recognizing equitable, inclusive and resiliency-based rebuilding is essential, the Fund centers the needs of Oregon’s vulnerable residents most impacted – including Latinx, Tribal and rural community members. The Fund then supports community-led rebuilding that engages residents in shaping the future of the diverse and dynamic places they call home.

The Fund is a partnership between Oregon Community Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, and The Ford Family Foundation and in addition to each partner, is primarily funded through individual, corporate and foundation support.

The Fund provides two tracks of grant funding to support rebuilding. Both tracks are designed to flexibly fill gaps not supported through other funding sources. For both tracks, the Fund is particularly interested in supporting capacity, transferable approaches, and collaborative initiatives aligned with the Fund’s values.

1. Capacity & Response – launching in March 2021, these grants grow the capacity of local nonprofits to support resident-led visioning and rebuilding planning. These grants are made at the direction of the Fund (by invitation) but all eligible organizations are welcome to share urgent capacity needs via the open Listening & Learning: Needs and Capacity survey available here:

Por favor llene la encuesta en español aqui.

2. Rebuilding, Recovery and Resiliency – launching in Summer 2021, these grants are made through an open application process with input from a diverse and representative Advisory Team. This funding track supports a range of project, capacity, capital, technical assistance, planning and general needs as communities continue their rebuilding work.

Support the Community Rebuilding Fund

Total available funding will be based on the Fund’s total value which is currently about six million dollars. The Fund is actively seeking donors to contribute to a stronger, more resilient Oregon. Learn more