Community Watershed Stewardship Program: Native Plant Mini-Grant

The City of Portland Oregon

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Grant amount: US $50 - US $500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Multnomah County, Oregon

Location of residency: United States

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Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) mini-grants provide gift certificates for native plants to community groups or individuals to help start or maintain projects beneficial to the local watershed.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All project sites must be located within the City of Portland to be eligible.
  • Community Groups:
    • Community groups (public and private non-profits) are eligible for maximum mini-grants of $500. 
      • Projects must meet these criteria: 
        • Be volunteer oriented 
        • Use plantings native to the Willamette Valley 
        • Provide community benefit 
        • Have high visibility
  • Private Landowners:
    • Private landowners are eligible for maximum mini-grants of $50. 
      • Projects must meet these criteria: 
        • Plantings native to the area 
        • Project is already making progress (invasive removal, volunteering with local nature groups) 
        • Project is on streamside property or a completed stormwater project 
        • Plants are part of a larger restoration process
        • Project has a commitment to education or naturescaping
  • These stewardship projects must bring together volunteers for an overall goal of enhancing water quality in Portland’s watersheds.


  •  Preference will be given to first time applicants. 


  • For Community Groups and Private Landowners: Projects that take the place of required mitigation or penalty payments are not eligible for funding.
  • The limit is one mini-grant per group per year.
  • Private landowners are further limited to a lifetime total of two mini-grants.