Municipal Grant Program

About the Municipal Grant Program
The Municipal Grant Program supports community non-profit programs and governmental entities that provide a community benefit.  

Grant Criteria by Category

  • Special Projects:  Projects undertaken by local nonprofit organizations, or boards, commissions, and committees of the City of Lake Oswego that focus on supporting, enhancing, and stimulating the economic and/or environmental preservation and/or enhancement of the City. 

  • Social Services:  Services provided by any area nonprofit organization specifically serving the social needs of City residents and assisting in enhancing the quality of life in the community.

  • Cultural Grants:  Financial assistance to nonprofit organizations specifically involved with enriching and improving the cultural life and experiences of residents of the City and/or the area.

Application Deadline

Applications are now being taken for Municipal Grants. They are due February 15 for the upcoming budget period. 

The City’s proposed funding for the Municipal Grant Programis $35,000 per fiscal year.  Eligible grant recipients are nonprofit organizations and governmental entities. All submitted grants are reviewed and the $35,000 is divided among the recipients.  

Project Ideas
Applicants must demonstrate that their project meets the grant criteria outlined above, with the goal of providing a benefit to the community. Within these parameters, the City welcomes new project ideas.

Following is a list of project ideas that have been implemented in past years and/or support the community benefit criteria. Applicants are not limited to these projects, but are encouraged to review the list for inspiration.

  • Special Projects such as seating/resting wall at cemetery, and a boat for community rowing.
  • Social Services such as emergency shelters for domestic violence, and a food pantry.
  • Cultural Grants such as rotating exhibits of Lake Oswego history, and a center for arts education.

If you have any questions about the program please contact Kam Frederickson in the Finance department at 503-635-0254 or e-mail