Our grantees describe getting a grant from MRG Foundation as “becoming part of the MRG family.” We give grantees money, it is true, but also something else. A grant from MRG draws groups closer to Oregon’s progressive social change movement, via our unique grassroots grantmaking process in which applicants meet each other and meet the grantmakers, who are also working in Oregon’s progressive social change movement.
Applying for a grant from MRG is different from applying to other foundations. You’ll start to learn how as you check out our materials online or contact our grants staff.
Our last fiscal year, we gave out close to $600,000 in grants through our grassroots grantmaking process. This year, we will give out grants from $1,000 to $20,000 to a range of groups working on:
Will your group be able to apply for a grant?
Your group must meet our eligibility requirements. To see if you are eligible, check out our Are We Eligible? page.
We offer grants via several different funds. Visit our Types of Grants page to learn more and decide which type of grant you are interested in applying for.