How to access funding:
Contact us to inquire about funding
Develop a conservation plan
Work with one of our conservationists to develop a conservation plan or forest stewardship plan. The planning process will include:
- Projects you can start on right away.
- A cost-share budget for the project.
Review and sign a cost-share agreement. That’s it!
Grants for gardens
Supporting school, community, and demonstration gardens is an important part of our Urban Conservation services. We offer grants for community and demonstration gardens in our district. We help schools secure funding through The Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network.
Contact us for more information about building or maintaining a school, community, or demonstration garden.
We provide modest financial assistance to partner organizations that are efficiently and effectively doing work that supports our mission. In general, we aim to fund existing programs and provide operational support for partner organizations. In some cases, funding may involve a specific scope of work that we will develop in collaboration with our partners.
For an organization to be considered for project funding, the partner must:
Complement our efforts rather than duplicate them
Display a clear benefit to private lands and/or residents in our district
Have a work plan or scope of work in place with clear goals
Have the capacity to use the funds
(Applicants must be established organizations with a fiscal agent.)
Have the ability to supplement with funds from other sources
For questions related to funding within the City of Portland, contact our Urban Conservationist. For questions related to funding outside the City of Portland, in other parts of our district, contact our Senior Conservationist.
Contact me about:Urban services; Stormwater & erosion; Partner funding; School & community gardens; Plants; Equity efforts; Wildfire risk on urban forests; our Long Range Business Plan.
Contact me about:Oregon oak, savanna, wetlands and riparian habitats; Emerald ash borer; conservation planning and native plantings for pollinators and other wildlife on rural lands.
Current funding opportunities
We accept applications for partner funding each year. Please check our News for updates on new funding opportunities.