January 2023 Newsletter

Check out upcoming events and grant opportunities in East PDX.

General Partner meetings

Scheduled for 2023 TBD. 

Vote for your favorite time!  

Image of Scrabble tiles that spell out "Resilience" with some flowrs and foliage in the background.

Resilience Hub work group

 Join us on the 1st Saturday of every month, 10:00 to 12:00 in person or via zoom. Next up – Virtual meeting Saturday, January 72023. Contact epresiliencecoalition@gmail.com for agenda and zoom connection.

Tree Enhancement/Shade Equity work group

Join us for our meetings intermittently via zoom. Contact Gayle Palmer, palmertum@gmail.com to be added to the contact list. Tree Walkabout sessions are planned February through June 2023.

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Stitching Together Community

Centennial Community Volunteer Fair. Saturday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, February 18, 2023. The Center Powered by Y.O.U.T.H., 16126 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233. Hosted by EPRC, Centennial Community Association, Centennial Neighborhood Emergency Team. Community organizations invited to table for free at the event. Contact —  etc.

GRANTS and application assistance for the New Year

EPRC can help your organization apply for or find partners for grant applications to these local organizations and foundation funders.  Jean Fang and Gayle Palmer will be available to offer advice, ideas or help with connecting you with possible partners in the community to strengthen the impact of your project. Partner organizations are encouraged to contact us soon for the best results.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023. For projects happening between Mar 1, 2023-Feb 28, 2024. Grant Manager Contact: JR Lilly, EPAP Advocate jr.lilly2@portlandoregon.gov,

(503) 823-8027

·       EPAP General Grant’s purpose is to improve livability and prevent displacement in East Portland by funding projects that implement strategies and items identified in the Action Plan.

·       EPAP Civic Engagement Grant’s purpose is to encourage civic engagement in under-supported race and ethnic culturally specific communities with language appropriate communication that leads to further community involvement of people not usually included in decision making.

upcoming grant opportunities

Opportunities from the Oregon Community Foundation

January 1—March 1:

 Oregon Natural Resources Education Fund, supporting high school organizations providing natural resources education.

January 4—February 15:

 Creative Heights Letter of Inquiries accepted, supporting the creation and/or presentation of new and innovative performances, exhibitions, programs, and other works of art and culture.

January 10—February 16: 

Nike Community Impact Fund, supporting programs that get kids moving in specific communities within NW Oregon and SW Washington.

January – February (dates TBD):

 Oregon Parks Foundation Fund, supporting the acquisition of natural parks, the restoration of native habitat, and act to strengthen educational opportunities.

OCF Community Grants Program

(OCF) will publish the Community Grants program information Early February 2023.

DACA, Immigrant & Refugee Fund

OCF is accepting applications year round for the following programs: DACA, Immigrant and Refugee Fund, supporting organizations addressing issues of immigration and refugees in Oregon.

Regional and National opportunities

Grants Enhance Out-of-School Time Programs for Middle Schoolers
New York Life Foundation: Aim High Applications are due February 1, 2023. Visit the Afterschool Alliance website to download the request for proposals and submit an online proposal. Value $15,000 – $25,000