Northwest Neighborhoods Parks & Recreation Fund

Grants for the capital development and renovation of parks and recreation facilities in Northwest Portland.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THROUGH 10/1/19

OCF's Northwest Neighborhoods Parks & Recreation Fund awards grants in the northwest section of Portland, with preference given to projects within the boundaries of the Northwest District Association, Northwest Industrial Neighborhood Association or the Hillside Neighborhood Association.

Fund History

Recognizing the impact of highway and bridge construction on Northwest Portland, the state of Oregon and the city entered into an agreement in 1974 whereby the city leased property beneath the I-405 access to the Fremont Bridge, which was in turn subleased to generate revenues for a fund for the recreational needs of Northwest Portland. In 1994, the fund was transferred from the city to OCF, creating the Northwest Neighborhoods Parks & Recreation Fund. Its purpose is to support the capital development and renovation of parks and recreation facilities in the northwest section of the city.

From the fund’s inception, a citizen advisory committee advised the Park Bureau and the neighborhood associations about the fund’s use. With the fund’s transfer, this group became OCF’s Northwest Neighborhoods Parks & Recreation Fund Technical Advisory Committee, which is responsible for recommending proposals to OCF’s board of directors for final approval.

Application Guidelines

Applications must be submitted online by October 1 at midnight. Please review our Request for Proposals before filling out our electronic application form.

Grantee Reporting

Post-grant evaluation reports are due nine months after the grant award. The standard OCF evaluation form is used.

Staff Assistance

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