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Community Grant Program

The City of West Linn has a limited amount of funding available for community organizations’ requests for support for their yearly events, operations, and activities. Community organizations are asked to submit a standardized form (attached below) each Spring so all requests received by the City can be similarly evaluated during the community grant allocation process. The budget typically includes an allocation to qualifying organizations.

Neighborhood Associations are not eligible for the Community Grant Program. The grant request form is designed for community-based organizations that are interested in receiving grant funding for specific, planned events and activities occurring between July and June of the coming year. Although the City budgets on a biennial (two-year) basis, the request must be submitted for each of the fiscal years.

Submitted application forms (attached below) are evaluated by the citizen members of the Citizens' Budget Committee. This citizen group determines how best to allocate available funding based upon the criteria (also attached below), and develops their recommendations which are forwarded to the City Council for approval.

FY 2015:  now accepting applications through March 14, 2014

FY 2014:  thirteen (13) applicaions requesting $26,285 were received. The citizen group met on April 22, 2013 and recommended twelve (12) applications totaling $15,185 in funding.

FY 2013:  twenty-one (21) applications requesting $57,699 were received. The citizen group met on April 24, 2012 and recommended sixteen (16) applications totaling $21,004 in funding.

FY 2012:  twenty-two (22) applications requesting $96,267 were received. The citizen group met on April 11, 2011 and recommended fourteen (14) applications totaling $19,700 in funding.

FY 2011:  twenty (20) applications requesting $51,695 were received. The citizen group met on May 10, 2010 and recommended sixteen (16) applications totaling $23,750 in funding.

FY 2010:  fourteen (14) applications requesting $32,350 were received. The citizen group met on May 4, 2009 and recommended ten (10) applications totaling $20,050 in funding.

Questions about the grant request form can be directed to Kirsten Wyatt in the City Manager’s Office at 503-657-0331 or cwl_communitygrants@westlinnoregon.gov.