Social Services Grants

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Social Services Grant Program

The City of Beaverton makes annual grant awards to nonprofit organizations that address community needs and target the root causes of poverty. The City Council directs the Social Service Funding Committee to make recommendations on the basis of several criteria, including a set of priority areas for the fiscal year.

Eligibility for FY 17-18

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 (hunger/food/nutrition, childcare, academic support, English language learner education)
  • Health (school-based health clinics, affordable access to medical/dental care, mental health, hunger/food/nutrition)
See the full list of the ranking criteria. Additionally, organizations will only be eligible if they are a qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, they have a Beaverton business license (if services are offered within Beaverton city limits), 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 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

Grant Applications for FY 17-18 are now CLOSED
Grant Info Sessions: Thurs., Feb. 9 (6:30-7:30 pm) and Fri., Feb. 10 (2-3 pm) at The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way)
Grants due: Fri., March 10 at 5 p.m.
Internal review of applications by staff: Week of March 13

Interviews with Social Service Funding Committee: April/May 2017
SSFC Recommendations go to City Council: June 2017
View the 2016-2017 Social Service Grant Recommendations - approved by City Council June 7, 2016
Download a City of Beaverton Map for reference on service area
View the PowerPoint Presentation from the 2017-18 grant information sessions

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 Council and to perform other duties as the Council may authorize. The duties and rules for the social services funding committee may be found in its bylaws.

Agendas & Minutes

Social Services Funding Committee Upcoming Meetings
Meeting Dates for 2017: 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/24, 4/27, 5/1, 5/4, 5/10, 5/11
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Minutes are also available following approval.
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  • Erin Woolley
  • Richard Eyde
  • Patricia Longua
  • Ryan Hoppes
  • Lisa Stiller, Vice-Chair
  • Abdul Samad Ghaznavi
  • Laura Mitchell, Chair
  • Megan Cohen, Staff Liaison

Contact Information

If you have further questions regarding the social services funding process, please contact Megan Cohen by email or by phone 503-526-2584.