Grant Programs

Overview


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 3.

Grants to be reviewed by the Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on April 27 at 6 pm in the 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 2017 deadline for grant submissions is Friday, February 3.

Grants to be reviewed by the Wilsonville Tourism Promotion Committee on February 22 at 6 pm in the Council Chambers.

Clackamas County Tourism - Community Partnership Program


The City of Wilsonville is also accepting grant applications for local tourism projects that have an ability to increase tourism activity. In partnership with Clackamas County Tourism, up to $20,000 is available for projects that can a) increase overnight lodging stays within the County, b) bring visitors into communities from greater than 50 miles away to shop, dine, recreate, take in arts or cultural offerings, or visit heritage sites, or c) entice visitors to “linger longer.” 

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 2017 grant application and details can be found here.

The 2017 deadline for grant submissions has been extended to Sunday, April 2nd.


Grants to be reviewed by the Wilsonville Tourism Promotion Committee on April 25 at 6 pm in the Council Chambers.