Current PCEF funding opportunities

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Collaborating for Climate Action funding opportunity

This funding opportunity includes over $150 million through the next five years for projects that reduce or sequester carbon emissions, create meaningful economic opportunities, and enhance Portland’s resilience to climate change.

The PCEF Committee voted unanimously to approve a process and framework that would allocate additional clean-energy funds to projects that create climate-action solutions and center PCEF priority populations. This opportunity builds on recommendations made by the PCEF Committee in February 2024 and strategically complements the recently adopted CIP.

Application period: April 4 - May 17, 2024.

Learn more about this new funding opportunity

PCEF Mini Grants

A quarterly grant opportunity offering up to $5,000 for activities that align with PCEF goals of advancing racial and social justice while addressing climate change. Mini grants can fund a wide range of activities, including grant writing support, small projects, events, and training. 

Organizations can submit applications on a rolling basis for placement into the next available grant cycle. If an applicant is not selected for the first grant cycle applied for, they may list their application in the subsequent grant cycle without having to reapply. 

Grant deadlines*: 

  • January 1 
  • April 1 
  • July 1
  • October 1

*Grant deadlines will typically follow this timeline. Mini grants staff will notify the public if there are any changes or adjustments to the yearly grant cycle. 

Visit the PCEF Mini Grant Program page for details and assistance

Who is eligible for PCEF funding?

Qualified nonprofit organizations who meet all of the following requirements are eligible to apply for any PCEF grant opportunity:

  1. Designated by the Federal government as a 501(c) or 521(a) nonprofit entity.
  2. Registered and certified with the Oregon Secretary of State as a nonprofit organization.
  3. NOT on the Oregon Department of Justice list of Disqualified Charities.

Newly formed or emerging groups who do not meet the 501(c) or 521(a) designation requirement, or eligible nonprofits who may benefit from additional administrative capacity, may apply for a PCEF grant with a fiscal sponsor. A fiscal sponsor is an eligible nonprofit organization that provides organizational infrastructure and administrative support for managing a grant.