Youth Community Action Grants 2013

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Youth under age 21 with a great idea to build community in Portland, Oregon may now apply for the 2013 Youth Community Action Grants. These grants are available for community-based projects that support and enhance the vision of Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth.   This document was adopted by youth in 2005 2006 and adopted by both the Portland City Council (2006) and Multnomah County Commission (2007) to help leaders understand the priorities of constituents under the age of 21.  Youth Action Grants were created to help put Our Bill of Rights: Children and Youth into action. Activities should support at least one of the articles of the Bill of Rights, should involve as many youth and community members as possible, and also result in strong partnerships between youth and adults.

Here is a great recap of the process and award ceremony from one of last year’s Youth Action Grant Recipients, the Oregon PartnershipYouth Advisory Council. Mayor Sam Adams created a video highlighting the 2012 winners.

Grants will be given in amounts up to $1,000 until a total of $10,000 has been granted.  Applications are due, via email, by February 21, 2013.

Questions can be sent to or 971-722-4361.

A series of application workshops will be held to help grant applicants learn more about what makes a successful grant application.


  • Place: Portland Community College Southeast Campus
  • 2305 SE 82nd and Division, Portland, OR 97216
  • Room: Tabor 137
  • Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


  • Place: Portland Community College Cascade Campus
  • 705 N Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97217
  • Room: Terrell Hall 124
  • Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
  • Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


  • Place: Portland Community College Sylvania Campus
  • 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR 97219
  • Room: CC 204B
  • Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00pm

Application packet (pdf)


2 thoughts on “Youth Community Action Grants 2013

  1. joshtpdx

    You might Want to give credit to the multnomah youth commission who created both the bill of rights and these grants or at least have them proof your website- your dates are wrong. Our bill of rights was adopted by youth on June 1,2006 adopted by Portland city council in August of 2006 and not adopted by the multnomah county board of commissioners until 2007.

  2. tarabb

    Thank you for your comments and fact checking Josh! Can you tell me when the grants were created by the MYCommission? I’d be glad to add them and that piece of information. TBB

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