Each year, Western Lane Community Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations for projects and programs in its target area of western Lane County. Grants are awarded in the areas of education, health and wellness, arts and culture, social and community services, and environment. 

The amount available for distribution each year varies based on the performance of the invested portfolio of discretionary funds. Grant requests and awards vary greatly in amount, with a range from $100.00 to around $5,000, depending on the nature of the grant project and funds available for distribution. 

Applications will open February 1, 2024 and close April 1, 2024.  Click here to begin the application process. Be aware that you will need to establish an account to begin the process. This may be done at any time. We strongly recommend you establish your account now by clicking here and preview the grant application tutorial by clicking here in preparation of submitting a grant application.  Please reach out to us if you need assistance in establishing an account or with questions about the application by emailing us at [email protected]. We will do our best to provide assistance with this process.

All grant applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and each applicant will be contacted by a board member for an interview regarding the grant request. Grants will be selected in June.

Successful 2023 grant recipients are required to submit a grant report by April 30, 2024. 

As we have decided to commence the application process earlier this year, we feel it is important to clarify that this is a one-time occurrence, and that going forward, a new application cannot be submitted in case of an outstanding grant. Kindly note that the grant reports for 2023 must be submitted by April 30, 2024, and for 2024, the deadline is January 15, 2025.
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