Learn About GROW

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

Launched 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.

GROW Community FundApply for a GROW grant: Review the GROW guidelines and submit your application by May 30!

Learn about our 2013 GROW recipients

The Advantis GROW fund is making an impact in our community. Six local nonprofit organizations received GROW grants in 2013, totaling $50,000 for projects right here in Portland. Learn more.

Selection Process and Timeline:

May 1 – 30, 2014: Applications Due
Submit your GROW grant application and organizational budget by May 30 at 4:00 pm

June 9, 2014: Selection of Semi-Finalists
The Advantis GROW Selection Committee will review all applications and narrow to a list of semi-finalists

June 9 – 30 2014: Online Public Vote to Help Determine Funded Projects
Public voting ends at 5:00 pm on June 30

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 solicit votes from supporters
  • Voting will take place on the Advantis Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AdvantisCU) and the Advantis website (www.advantiscu.org)
  • Advantis will also promote the voting process through our social media channels, communications to our membership, and through TV advertising with KGW News Channel 8
  • Participants may place one vote every 24 hours

July 1, 2014: GROW Grant Recipients are Notified
Grant recipients will be notified by phone and an announcement will be made on the Advantis Facebook page and website.

Apply Now!
Application Deadline: May 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Application Instructions:

  1. Complete and sign the application
  2. Submit application & organizational budget online by May 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm
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Email us at grow@advantiscu.org. No phone calls please.