MRG’s General Fund Grants comprise our primary grantmaking program. We also have a Responsive Grants program that includes Critical Response, Travel and Micro grants.

To be eligible for an MRG grant, an applicant must:

  • Be organizations – MRG does not fund scholarships or projects by individuals.
  • Work primarily in Oregon and be based in Oregon – MRG does not fund groups headquartered out of state, even if they’re working in Oregon.
  • Have an annual organizational budget less than $500,000

MRG’s next open grant cycle will be Fall, 2019.  Applications for the fall will be made available in the summer.  Contact Grants Director Violeta Rubiani for further information: email or call 503-289-1517.

You don’t have to have federal 501(c)(3) tax status to apply:

Groups without a 501(c)(3) exemption or fiscal sponsor are still eligible for Critical Response Grants, Travel Grants, and a 6-month General Fund Grant, as long as your work meets IRS requirements for 501(c)(3) organizations. We do not fund groups that are incorporated as a business, personal hobby organization, or a mutual benefit corporation.

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