Social Services Grants

Social Services Grant Program

The City of Beaverton makes annual grant awards to nonprofit organizations that address community needs and target the root causes of poverty. The City Council directs the Social Service Funding Committee to make recommendations on the basis of several criteria, including a set of priority areas for the fiscal year.

Eligibility for FY 18-19

Applications will only be accepted if they address one of the following priorities:
  • Homelessness/Housing (shelters, rental assistance, tenant education/advocacy, senior housing, & workforce training)
  • Affordable afterschool & educational programming (hunger/food/nutrition, childcare, academic support, English language learner education)
  • Health (school-based health clinics, affordable access to medical/dental care, mental health, hunger/food/nutrition)
See the full list of the ranking criteria. Additionally, organizations will only be eligible if they are a qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, they have a Beaverton business license (if services are offered within Beaverton city limits), and all previously awarded grants complied with grant procedures. Please note: funding must be used for services provided directly to Beaverton residents, and can not be used for capital projects.The committee will only fund projects for a maximum of $20,000. Applications for more than $20,000 will not be accepted.

The City of Beaverton provides grant money from two funding sources: state shared revenue and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Grants are distributed each year, July 1 - June 30.

Application Process


Application now closed. Check back in February 2019

Social Services Funding Committee

The Social Services Funding Committee (SSFC) shall act in an advisory capacity to the Council. Its duties shall include review of annual social service grant applications and funding recommendations to Council and to perform other duties as the Council may authorize. The duties and rules for the social services funding committee may be found in its bylaws.

Agendas & Minutes

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Minutes are also available following approval.
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  • Erin Woolley
  • Patricia Longua
  • Wei-Wei Lou
  • Tiffany Burton
  • Lisa Stiller, Vice-Chair
  • Abdul Samad Ghaznavi
  • Laura Mitchell, Chair
  • Megan Cohen, Staff Liaison

Contact Information

If you have further questions regarding the social services funding process, please contact Megan Cohen by email or by phone 503-526-2584.