Spring Portland PEP Grants still available to improve your local community ($5-$250)

The Portland Enhancement Project (PEP)
Making Portland even better one idea at a time.

Greetings Portland Do-Gooders, 

Ever had an idea for a civic project in Portland but didn’t feel you have the funds or support to carry it through? We’d like to help.

A few Portland enthusiasts have started a small annual fund ($1000) to support small-scale projects aimed at making our city an even better place to live.

Portlanders are encouraged to apply for funds for their specific project by May 1st, 2012. Requests for funds can range anywhere from $5-$250. Selections will be made based on creativity and community impact. Check out pdxpep.com for past winners and more information.

In order to apply please send the following:

  1. A one page (or less) explanation of what you intend to use the funds for
  2. Two community references (not family members)

Just a few examples of the kinds of things/projects we would fund:

  • Planting flowers in public spaces
  • Community garden start-up
  • Putting together a neighborhood Easter egg hunt
  • Serving coffee on the bridge to bikers and pedestrians
  • Constructing a poetry kiosk in your front yard
  • Buying materials to decorate trees in the park during Christmas time
  • Enhancing a local bus stop with flowers, books, seating, etc…


Email: pdxpep@gmail.com or visit http://www.pdxpep.com for more information. 

Note: Some request for project funds may require us grabbing some coffee.

—————– Comment here if you would like support writing down your idea. Let’s do some fun things around the MAX station neighborhoods!


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