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Disability Leadership Sponsorship & Grant

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The Disability Leadership Sponsorship and Grant opportunity supports work that offers concrete ways for people with disabilities, especially disabled people who experience oppression related to additional intersecting identities, to engage in local government and their communities.

This grant opportunity is now closed.

Available Funding

The Disability Leadership Sponsorship and Grant will have a total of $68,000 available in grants which will be distributed as either sponsorships or grants.

Sponsorships: Up to $10,000 each and are available for a one-time activity, like a virtual workshop, event, or publication, that serves the purpose or goals of this grant opportunity.

Small Grants: Up to $10,000 each and are availablefor ongoing activities or more resource-intensive activities, like a workshop series, internship, or series of publications that serves the purpose of this grant opportunity.

Please Note: Civic Life is offering sponsorships specific to the Disability Leadership program in order to provide more options to grantees, we do not currently provide sponsorships for general purposes.

Important Dates

Virtual Information Sessions:

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:00pm

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 11:00am

RSVP to to receive session link

Applications Due: Monday, November 16, 2020, 5pm PST

Awardees Announced: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Sponsorship & Small Grant Work Begins: Monday, March 1, 2021

Sponsorship & Small Grant Completed By: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

FAQs & How to Apply

Click here for frequently asked questions in English or download a copy here:

Click here for frequently asked questions in Spanish or download a copy here:

Download the full application in English and Spanish here: 

View Recording of Information Session  

This is a recording of our October 22 information Session. Please note that the ASL interpreter--not the speakers--are spotlighted. This video also has captions and a transcript.

Promote the Common Good: Civic Life is building stronger communities by supporting and empowering Portlanders. We think, act, and partner with our communities to better understand and take care of their diverse needs. We invite you to join us in this continuous, much needed work to make our communities safer and more welcoming for all.


Touk Keo

Adaptive Integration Supervisor