UCEDD Community Engagement Grant

The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and the Community Partners Council (CPC) have collaborated to support the capacity of community-based organizations to provide relevant programming for people with disabilities and their families. The partners invite Oregon non-profit organizations to apply for grants of up to $1000 to fund programming in the areas of spirituality, sibling support, and health promotion.

If you would like to receive funding opportunity announcements by e-mail, send a request to .

The next grant cycle will open in July 2017.  

2016-2017 Awardees

This year the UCEDD and Community Partner's Council awarded grants six Oregon non-profits for projects aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities. This year's awardees include:

  • Autism Society of Oregon (Portland) for Autism First Responder & Community Training in Eastern Oregon: $1,000.00
  • Blind Ambition (Portland) for Tempe AZ Regatta: $1,000.00
  • L'Arche (Portland) for Walking Deeper Into Shared Life:Supporting the Core Member Retreat: $975.00
  • Mittleman Jewish Community Center (Portland) for Providing Opportunities for People with Disabilities to Play Electric Hockey in theMJCC's Gymnasium: $1,000.00
  • Upward Bound Camp (Gates) for Day Camps: $1,000.00
  • United Cerebral Palsy (Portland) for Sibshops: $1,000.00

Previously Funded Projects

2015-2016 Awards

  • Central Oregon Disability Support Network in Bend: $1,000.00 for Yoga Calm with SuperFlex Classes
  • Independent Living Resources in Portland: $1,000.00 for Peer-Guided "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction" Staff Training
  • L'Arche in Portland: $800.00 for Extended Community Retreat
  • Northwest Down Syndrome Association/All Born (In) in Portland: $1,000.00 for Reciprocal Learning Community Workshop (RLC) - Building Blocks
  • United Cerebral Palsy in Portland: $900.00 for Sibshops
  • Creative Supports and Families for Community in Medford: $1,000.00 for One Page Profiles for Siblings
  • IDD Transition Fair in Portland: $1,000.00 for IDD Transition Fair: Passport to a Healthy Future
  • Autism Society of Oregon in Portland: $985.00 for Native American Sibling Support Group

2014-2015 Awards

  • Congregation Neveh Shalom of Portland: $940 for Social & Educational Inclusion Training for Professionals and Parents
  • Family and Community Together (FACT) of Clackamas: $1000 for Inclusive Communities Access Project – Communities of Faith
  • Families for Community of Eagle Point: $1000 for Sibshops of the Rogue Valley
  • Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation (OTAC) of Salem: $1000 for Empowering Siblings Through Person-Centered Practices

2013-2014 Awards

  • Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon, Portland:  $1000.00 for Beyond the Ramp 2014: Treat Me as a Member, Not a Mission
  • Klamath Lutheran Church, Klamath Falls: $1000.00 for Handicap Accessible Entrance Feasibility Study
  • United Cerebral Palsy / Autism Society of Oregon, Portland awarded $1000.00 for Sibling Support Workshop: "SibShops
  • Community of ChristChurch, Hillsboro: $1000.00 for ADA Access
Read the full list of projects for more information.