Social Services Grants
About the Social Services Grant Program
Social Services Funding Grants are provided on an annual basis through a competitive process to nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of low-income Beaverton Residents. Priorities are determined by City Council and currently target: housing/homelessness, affordable after-school and educational programming, and health.
Eligibility for Social Services Funding Grants
Applications will only be accepted if they address one of the following priorities:
- Homelessness/Housing (shelters, rental assistance, tenant education/advocacy, senior housing, & workforce training)
- Affordable afterschool & educational programming (childcare, academic support, English language learner education)
- Health (school-based health clinics, affordable access to medical/dental care, mental health, hunger/food/nutrition)
Organizations will only be eligible if they are a 501(c)(3) organization and all previously awarded grants complied with grant procedures. Please note: funding must be used for services provided directly to Beaverton residents, and can not be used for capital projects. The committee will only fund projects for a maximum of $20,000.
The City of Beaverton provides grant money from two funding sources: state shared revenue and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Grants are distributed each year, July 1 - June 30.
Application Process 2021
- Monday, February 1: Applications open on ZoomGrants
- Tuesday, February 9, 1 - 2 pm: Grant info session.
- Friday's Feb 12 - Mar 12: 1:1 Grant review and consultation with city staff Megan Cohen. Sign up here for an appointment.
- Monday, March 22: Grant applications due
- April: Organization interviews, by request of the committee
- June 1: Funding recommendation submitted to City Council, grantees announced upon approval
Social Services Funding Committee
The Social Services Funding Committee (SSFC) shall act in an advisory capacity to the Council. Its duties shall include review of annual social service grant applications and funding recommendations to City Council.