GROW Guidelines

Review the GROW Grant Guidelines and Apply by May 30


Funding Priorities

Preference will be given to:

  • Clearly defined, short term projects that provide long term benefits  to the Portland metro community
  • Programs that serve underprivileged community members, help at risk youth, provide education opportunities  and support arts programming
  • Projects that can be completed entirely with the grant funds awarded
  • Programs that will significantly benefit the local community, address an immediate need, and/or assist a large number of people
  • Click here to see a list of last year’s funded projects 

Grant Guidelines:

  • Eligible organizations must currently be a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit
  • Projects must be completed for the amount of the grant awarded -  Grow grant funds may not become part of a pool of funds designated for larger projects
  • Qualifying organizations are eligible for a Grow grant of up to $10,000
  • Organizations are not eligible to receive an Advantis GROW grant two consecutive years

Funding Process:

Organizations that are selected to receive a Grow grant must complete the project as detailed in their application. Once the project is complete, organizations may submit receipts and documentation of the project expenses to Advantis, who will then reimburse the organization in the amount of the grant awarded. Receipts must be submitted to Advantis by December 31, 2014 in order to receive reimbursement. Before and after photos of the project are also required prior to receiving grant funds.

Projects Not Eligible for Grow Funding:

  • Religious groups for religious purposes
  • Scholarships
  • Team sponsorships
  • Scientific or medical research
  • Requests benefitting  individuals
  • Ongoing business expenses
  • Political campaigns or lobbying
  • Endowments
  • General fund drives or deficit funding
  • Debt payments
  • Conferences
  • Expenses incurred prior to Grow grant decision
Advantis respects and values diversity. Organizations seeking support from Advantis are asked to verify that their programs and services are offered without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, regulation, or ordinance.