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

When the application period is open it will be stated here.   

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