Community Engagement Grant Program

The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Community Partners Council 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, send a request to

Interested applicants should read the following guidelines and sample application before submitting an electronic application. The sample application is for review purposes only. All applications must be submitted electronically by the application deadlines.

The application cycle is now open.

Apply here by May 31st.

Applying for a grant

This year's grant application is open from January 15th to May 31st. Awarded grants will be notified in early September.

Please apply by midnight on May 31, 2021.

Online application for 2021-2022 grants

Sample Application for 2021-2022 grants 

Application budget sheet template

Form W-9 download

Grant Guidelines and Requirements

FAQ about the Community Engagement Grants

If you have questions, please contact

Previous awards

2019-2020 Community Engagement Grant awardees

  • Families Engaging and Thriving Together for Douglas County SibShops ($720)
  • Family and Community Together for All Ability Tri4Youth, a barrier-free triathlon ($1000)
  • NAMI Multnomah for Expressions through Art Sibshops ($1000)
  • Real Choice Initiative for a Care Matchmaking project ($1000)
  • The Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas for Portland area SibShops ($1000)
  • UCP Oregon for a Roller Skating for All event at Oaks Park ($770)

2018-2019 Community Engagement Grant awardees

  • Hollywood Dreams for their educational workshops to build community ($1000)
  • Congregation Neveh Shalom for the creation of a sensory space for family programming ($1000)
  • United Cerebral Palsy for a Roller Skating for All event at Oaks Park ($650)
  • L'Arche Portland for a series of community events expanding west ($1000)
  • IMPACT for Life for increasing community inclusion in physical activity spaces ($1000)

2017-2018 Community Engagement Grant awardees

  • Creating Opportunities for their Family Empowerment Training Series in the Willamette Valley ($1000)
  • FACT Oregon for their All Ability triathlon, Tri4Youth in the Portland metro area ($1000)
  • L'Arche Portland for their Extending Community program expansion in Portland ($1000)
  • Supporting Access to Independent Living for their Healthy Cooking program in Portland ($1000)
  • The Arc of Multnomah Clackamas for their Nutrition Education Equity program in Portland ($1000)
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and S.W. Washington for their 18th UCP Family Conference ($1000)

More details about previous projects