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The City of Wilsonville offers two grant opportunities available to both individuals and organizations. The grants are designed to financially assist projects that benefit the Wilsonville community.
The two grants, the Community Tourism Matching Grant and the Community Opportunity Grant, have unique criteria, funding deadlines, and award amounts.
Additionally, the City of Wilsonville awards funds for the Clackamas County Tourism - Community Partnership Program.
For more information please email Recreation Coordinator Brian Stevenson or call him at 503-570-1523.
Community Opportunity Grant
The Community Opportunity Grant is intended to assist funding of projects and services that promote education, diversity, arts, or community involvement in the City of Wilsonville.
Funding is available twice each fiscal year, with deadlines the last Friday in September and the first Friday in March.
The next deadline for grant submissions is Friday, March 2, 2018.
Grant review date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Wilsonville City Hall Council Chambers
Community Tourism Matching Grant
The Community Tourism Matching Grant is intended to aid organizations that produce projects, programs or events that promote local business and tourism and for festivals and special events for the benefit of the Wilsonville community.
Funds are made available from the City of Wilsonville transient lodging taxes assessed to hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts for guests in the City of Wilsonville.
The deadline for 2018 grant submissions is Friday, February 2, 2018.
Grant review date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Wilsonville City Hall Council Chambers.
Clackamas County Tourism - Community Partnership Program
The City of Wilsonville is also accepting grant applications for local projects that have an ability to increase tourism activity. In partnership with Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory, up to $20,000 is available.
Qualifying projects are those that demonstrate an ability to: 1) increase overnight stays in lodging facilities, 2) bring visitors into a community from more than 50 miles away to recreate, shop, dine or take in the arts, cultural or historic offerings, and/or 3) entice visitors to linger longer in a community within Clackamas County. The most competitive projects are those that offer the greatest potential to increase tourism* activity within the communities they are seeking funding.
Funding for the Clackamas County Tourism-Community Partnership Program (CPP) grants comes from the County’s 6% transient room tax paid by overnight lodging visitors.
**Eligible projects must take place within Clackamas County**
The deadline for 2018 grant submissions is Monday, March 5, 2018.
Grant review date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:15 pm in the Wilsonville City Hall Council Chambers.
Click here to learn more and apply