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Community Grants

About the Community Grants Program

Cycle Oregon directs any proceeds from its events to the Cycle Oregon Fund to support projects and programs throughout Oregon in three key areas:

  • Community projects
  • Bicycle tourism and safety
  • Environmental conservation and historic preservation

2016 Grant Application and Award Timeline

  • Applications accepted from September 26 to October 31 (at 5:00pm).
  • Notification of awards will occur in December 2016.
  • All approved grants will be required to submit a report detailing the project results by December 2017.

Applying for a Grant


  • Applicants must be a government agency or have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. If you are unsure of your eligibility, just ask us. Alternatively, you may have a qualified fiscal sponsor (i.e., a sponsoring and eligible tax-exempt organization).
  • Applicants must have submitted required evaluation reports for all prior grants from the Oregon Community Foundation.
  • The request must be for at least $500.
  • Projects must be scheduled for 2017.
  • Only complete proposals will be considered.

Typically Not Eligible for Funding

  • Annual fund appeals and contributions to endowments
  • Grants to fund scholarship or re-granting programs
  • Purchases or activities that occur prior to grant decisions
  • Deficit funding
  • Replacement of government funding
  • Lobbying to influence legislation
  • Scientific research
  • Religious activities

Apply for a Grant

Submit grant request and attachments to grants@cycleoregon.com. There is no need to mail a physical copy of the application.

  1. Click the link to download the Cycle Oregon Grant Application and save as a Microsoft Word document (use the name of your organization or community in the file name).
  2. Attach IRS letter verifying 501(c)3 nonprofit status if not a governmental organization.
  3. Attach (in MS Word) project description and application including:
  • Project/Program goals
  • Timeline
  • Budget: include matching funds, if applicable

Questions? Email grants@cycleoregon for help.