Learn about GROW

We’re awarding $50,000 for projects that make a difference in our community

GROW 2016Launched in 2011, GROW is an annual fund established by Advantis Credit Union to help our neighborhoods grow stronger—one project at a time. GROW awards nonprofit organizations with funding for locally-identified needs, helping those organizations improve the quality of life in our community. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded for short-term projects that provide long-term benefits.

Selection Process and Timeline:

May 16th – June 15th: Application period

June 22nd: Selection of Semi-Finalists
The Advantis GROW Selection Committee will review all applications and narrow to a list of semi-finalists

June 27th – July 15th:
 Online Public Vote to Help Determine Funded Projects
Public voting ends at 5:00 pm on July 15th

July 18th: GROW grant recipients are announced
Grant recipients will be notified by phone and an announcement will be made on the Advantis Facebook page and website.

The public will be asked to vote online for the projects they feel offer the greatest benefits to our community, helping our selection committee to choose the final projects that will receive funding.

  • During the online voting phase, GROW semi-finalists are encouraged to reach out to their supporters and ask for their vote, providing a link to the GROW campaign to make voting simple.
  • Voting will take place on the Advantis Facebook page and the Advantis website
  • Advantis will also promote the voting process through our social media channels, communications to our membership, and through TV advertising
  • Participants may place one vote every 24 hours

Email us at grow@advantiscu.org. No phone calls please.

Learn about our 2015 GROW recipients
The Advantis GROW fund is making an impact on our community. Six local nonprofit organizations received GROW grants in 2015, totaling $50,000 for projects right here in Portland. Learn more.