MRG Foundation awards nearly half a million dollars each year to grassroots groups across Oregon through three primary grantmaking programs, each with specific funding criteria and application timelines. Be sure to check the Eligibility Page for eligibility criteria that apply to all three grantmaking programs. You can also see Frequently Asked Questions that come up as groups are applying.

MRG’s Regular Grant Cycle will open in summer, 2019.  The deadline for applications will be in September and awards made before December, 2019 to successful applicants. 

Our Responsive Grants Program is designed to provide grassroots, community organizing with small grants year-round. The program includes:

  • Micro Grants. $3000 max amount, granted for general operating costs associated with grassroots organizing.
  • Critical Response. $2000 max amount, granted for organizing in response to an unexpected crisis or opportunity for organizing.
  • Travel. $1000 max, limited to rural organizations seeking travel assistance.

To Apply:

MRG’s Responsive Grants have been spent out through July, 2019.  Check back for opportunities to apply to the responsive grant program by May, 2019 for updates.

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General Fund Grants

Critical Response Grants

Travel Grants

Micro Grants