Rise Up! Community
Enhancement Grants

Learn more about our exciting new partnership with Metro and determine if your organization is a good fit to apply for a grant.

We are proud to work with Metro to offer Rise Up! Community Enhancement Grants beginning in 2024. 
This program is part of Metro’s  regional program  to enhance communities surrounding the region’s nine waste transfer facilities. Funding for the grants comes from fees collected at the transfer stations. 
These grants are available to non-profits, schools, and local governments who provide services or implement programs within the Rise Up! grant boundary area , which includes the cities of Troutdale, Fairview, and Wood Village.
Projects that support underserved populations, improve neighborhood livability and safety, improve nonprofit facilities, and improve natural areas and the environment can be awarded these funds.
Answers to commonly asked questions, eligibility requirements, and more are in the grant handbook.


About the Grant Process


November 17, 2023​

  • Applications submitted via Google Forms
  • ​Grant application period opens.

December 7, 2023, 4pm – 5pm

    • ​Optional info session via Zoom . (Registration not required)

January 25, 2024, 5:00pm

April 2024

    • ​Grant awards announced; contracts developed

July 2024

    • ​Rise Up grant funds available

June 30, 2025

    • Projects completed (unless timeline extension approved)


All proposed grant projects shall meet one or more of the following goals:

  • Provide programs, training or services that benefit youth, seniors, low income people, people of color, veterans or other underserved populations

  • Increase reuse, recycling and waste prevention opportunities

  • Improve the environmental quality of the area

  • Reduce the amount or toxicity of waste

  • Preserve or enhance wildlife and natural areas within the target area

  • Improve or increase recreation opportunities for residents in the target area

  • Rehabilitate and upgrade property owned or operated by non-profits

  • Improve the safety, appearance or cleanliness of neighborhoods

  • Foster community enrichment through educational programming and arts and cultural projects

Grant selections will be made by a committee of members who represent the communities of Troutdale, Wood Village and Fairview and the elected Metro Councilor for District 1:

  • Councilor Ashton Simpson
  • Se-ah-dom Edmo
  • Mabelline Galindo
  • Tyesis Armstrong-Gamble
  • Michael Reyes
  • Cayle Tern


RISE UP! Community
Selection Committee

Ready to Apply?

The 2024 grant cycle will fund up to $150,000. Individual grant award sizes will range between $2,500 – $20,000. The committee is particularly interested in projects that serve youth, seniors, low income persons, veterans or other underserved communities and also meet another goal.