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 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations to apply for grants of up to $2000 to fund programming to promote the health and wellness of people with disabilities.

If you would like to receive funding opportunity announcements, send a request to

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

The application is now open!

Community Engagement Grant applications are due by midnight on June 3, 2024.

2024-2025 award timeline

  • Applications are due June 3, 2024
  • Notification of award sent in September 2024
  • Funds received by the end of October 2024
  • Grant project period October 2024 to June 30, 2025

Previous awards

2022-2023 Community Engagement Grant awardees

  • Family and Community Together for expanding their All Ability Tri4Youth, a barrier-free triathlon ($1000)
  • Sarah Bellum’s Bakery and Workshop in Portland for adaptive equipment ($1000)
  • Upward Bound Camp in Gates for camp activities equipment ($1000)
  • United Cerebral Palsy Oregon for a family respite program ($1000)

2021-2022 Community Engagement Grant awardees

  • Healthy Moves for school-based fitness program ($1000)
  • L'Arche Portland for a spirituality retreat ($1000)
  • OSU Foundation IMPACT for Life fitness instructor program ($1000)
  • Providence Children's Health Foundation for Sib Shops ($1000)
  • SLLEA for their Holistic Lifestyles program ($1000)
  • The Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas for Club Wellness program ($1000)

2020-2021 Community Engagement Grant awardees

  • Adventures Without Limits for program scholarships ($1000)
  • B'nai B'rith Camp for hosting inclusion counselors at camp ($1000)
  • Mainstream Housing Incorporated for advocacy product creation ($1000)
  • Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon for wellness programing ($1000)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon for therapeutic martial arts class ($1000)
  • The Arc of Benton County for cooking and community building program ($1000)

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)