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 to 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)

Training First Responders and members of the autism spectrum community on effective and safe interactions that will contribute to the physical and mental health of members of the autism community.

  • Blind Ambition (Portland) for Tempe AZ Regatta ($1,000.00)

 Promoting confidence, abilities, and visibility of people who are blind through competitive paddle sports.

  • L'Arche (Portland) for Walking Deeper Into Shared Life:Supporting the Core Member Retreat ($975.00)

A retreat for core members that allow for them to express self-determination, grow in individual spirituality, and reaffirm their commitment to live in, and contribute to, the L’Arche community.

  • Mittleman Jewish Community Center (Portland) for Providing Opportunities for People with Disabilities to Play Electric Hockey in theMJCC's Gymnasium ($1,000.00)

Making it possible for a community with  limited recreational opportunities to use facility for their electric hockey league, a sport which increases independence and creates a fun and social environment for those with disabilities.

  • Upward Bound Camp (Gates) for Day Camps ($1,000.00)

Providing opportunities for those with medical needs along with their caregivers and family members to experience an overnight camp for one week so that they can play and create deep, healthy, and joyful relationships. 

  • United Cerebral Palsy (Portland) for Sibshops ($1,000.00)

Directly supports children with any type of disability and their siblings in a fun, casual, and positive environment that supports their relationship.

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.