Eligibility Guidelines and Criteria
- Applicants must be able to provide documentation of tax-exempt status, or be sponsored by a public or private fiscal agent.
- All requests need to be submitted at least six weeks in advance to ensure timely coordination with PDC’s Public Affairs guidelines and to allow for proper promotion and publication.
- All sponsorship requests must be submitted through Prosper Portland’s website.
- Must be tied to at least one of key outcomes of Prosper Portland’s Strategic Plan:
- Build and increase access to healthy, complete neighborhoods —those with essential goods and services, transportation options, connections to employment centers, and community and open spaces—throughout Portland
Organizations that offer local residents opportunities to get involved in designing, planning, advancing, and executing Prosper Portland’s social equity goals and objectives.
- Leverage and maintain Portland’s economic competitiveness and create access to high quality employment
Organizations that work directly with aspiring business owners, current business owners, and job creators which are hubs of opportunity for people of color or underserved areas in Portland.
- Increase equitable opportunities to foster wealth creation within communities of color and low-income neighborhoods
Organizations with a particular emphasis on innovative programs promoting small business development, innovation, equity, and cultural awareness within the city limits of Portland.
- Align efforts by forming 21st century civic networks, institutions, and partnerships
Organizations or groups that align with Prosper Portland’s principles of social equity throughout their programs, encompass a philosophy of equity, and foster inclusionary communities.
Requests that are not eligible for sponsorship include:
- Requests related to religious goals or that do not align with PDC’s mission
- Party-specific political activities and organizations
- Individuals or family programs, projects or initiatives
- Projects focused on commercial gain • Endorsement of a recipient’s products, services, and/or political campaign.
- Any real or perceived conflict of interest
Community Giving Application