Grants of up to $5,000 to Oregon nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to promote social equity and environmental justice. Funding is intended for a wide range of activities that involve climate action while furthering social and racial justice. Eligible activities include grant writing support, small projects, events, and training. Projects must benefit the residents of Portland.
PCEF Mini Grants aim to reduce barriers for organizations engaging in climate and racial justice work by offering this quarterly grant opportunity that is responsive to small, time-sensitive funding needs.  Applicants will be asked to describe their funding requests using the following funding categories:Buying Goods: Examples include printed materials, food for events, technology, website subscriptions, gardening tools and materials, equipment Staff Time and Community Participation: Examples include paying for staff to write grants, conduct community engagement, community events and projects, project planning, administrative tasks, internal organizational development Attendance Costs for Training, Workshops, and Education: Examples include paying the costs for staff to participate in educational workshops, training, events, and conferences Contracted Services: Examples include paying for grant writing services, translation and interpretation, meeting facilitation, graphic design services, artists/performers, technical assistance, assessments, energy audits Costs associated with PCEF requirements: Fiscal sponsorship fee: up to 10% of total funding amount Additional insurance expense: if your insurance provider requires a fee to provide required insurance documents. Examples of Eligible Mini-Grant Funding Requests:Contract with a grant writer to help your organization apply for climate-related grants  Buy plants, soil, and compost for a community garden project Pay for a contractor to conduct an energy audit of your building Send staff to a training to learn more about clean energy  Pay for staff to organize a climate-related outreach eventgrants for minorities

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