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Grant and Funding Opportunities

Browse the listings below for funding and grant opportunities in Oregon.  Listings include opportunities for planning, development, recreation, and maintenance.  Click on the associated links below to learn more information.

To submit a grant for inclusion on this page, please email Amanda Parsons at


Source Name / Description Deadline How to Apply

Nature in Neighborhoods Restoration Grants

Metro's Nature in Neighborhoods grants provide opportunities to support and create partnerships in local communities that improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and connect people with nature.  

Funding is available for projects that:

  • preserve and restore local fish and wildlife habitat
  • support larger conservation initiatives
  • increase people's awareness of the needs for protecting and managing natural areas
  • engage people in protecting and managing natural areas at the community level
  • increase the expertise and capacity of organizations to lead habitat restoration and land management activities
  • provide environmental resources and economic opportunities to communities of color and other historically marginalized groups
  • offer direct access to protected natural areas and the positive impacts of clean land, air and water to communities of color and other historically marginalized groups.

Pre-applications are due by 4 PM

January 29, 2019.

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Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund

Rails to Trails Conservancy (RTC) launched  a new grant program in 2015 to support organizations and local governments that are implementing projects and build and improve multi-use trails.  Under the Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund, RTC will award approximately $85,000 per year, distributed among several qualifying projects, through a competitive process.  The fund was established with an $80,000 grant from Jeff Doppelt of Great Neck, New York, a long-time supporter of RTC and the development of rail-trails in the United States, and an additional $20,000 donation from an anonymous donor.

Applications Due

January 31, 2019

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Playground Grant Fund Search Tool

This complete and up-to-date database of Federal, State and Private Foundation grants is available to schools and non-profit organizations including those with religious affiliations in the eight categories:After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, General Education, Health/PE, Family Services and Facilities/Maintenance. 


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Local Government Grant Program

The LGGP is a State Lottery funded reimbursement grant program. Its purpose is to help local government agencies fund outdoor park and recreation areas and facilities, and acquire property for park purposes.

Funding Available: $5.4 million

LGGP Schedule:

  • Jan 1 - Large, Small and Planning Grant Applications online
  • Feb 7 - Live Workshop in Salem 
  • Feb 14 - Webinar Workshop Online
  • Apr 1 - Large Grant Applications Due
  • May 1 - Small Grant Applications Due
  • May 15 - Planning Grant Applications Due
  • Jun - Large Grant Application to LGGP Advisory Committee
  • Sep - OPRD Commission Review of projects recommended
Rolling Deadlines Depending on Grant Type Learn More

MACS Service Project and Playground Builds

Every year the Maintenance and Construction Section of ORPA gives back to the community through a volunteer playground installation or other service project.  All Oregon agencies and communities are eligible.

January 25 for May Install

June 25 for October Install

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