County’s Small Grants Program awards $250K to serve vulnerable populations

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A total of 26 groups were selected for grants out of 64 applications

Clackamas County Commissioners have announced the recipient organizations of $250,000 for the 2022 Small Grants Program.

This is the 14th consecutive year Clackamas County has offered this critical program to help local nonprofits that provide services to vulnerable populations living within the county.

This program supports agencies that are making an effort to develop and implement innovative projects that would address the following:

  • Serve the county’s identified higher needs areas (around North Clackamas, Canby, Estacada);
  • Prioritize clear onetime expenses;
  • Encourage partnerships to increase community impact; 
  • Address impacts of the pandemic; and
  • Serve underserved communities including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and other intersecting communities (LGBTQ+, people with disabilities). 

Some of the recipients and projects include:

  • Clackamas Women’s Services ($5,412) for youth advocacy in school based health centers  
  • Estacada Area Food Bank ($15,000) for capital improvement  
  • North Clackamas Education Foundation ($10,000) for emergency housing fund  
  • Bloomin’ Boutique ($5,000) for bedding for children from low-income families in acute distress   

This year, 26 groups were selected for grants out of 64 applications. Organizations receiving grants are required to show how funds are used. This continual evaluation includes reviews of service levels and performance measures. A full list of those selected projects can be found on the county website

More information is available online about the Small Grants Program.

Department Staff
Caroline Hill
County Administration