Our Grant Programs

GENERAL PURPOSE GRANT MAKING

Spirit Mountain Community Fund (SMCF) provides the majority of its funding through our General Purpose funding programs. Organizations can apply for the Small Grants funding program OR the Large Grants funding program.

Small Grants

  • Your organization has an annual operating budget less than $250,000.
  • The request limit is $5,000.
  • The request may not exceed 50% of the total project.
  • Generally for newer or smaller organizations.
  • Applications are accepted more frequently .
  • Small organization may apply for large grants-see large grant calendar for deadlines.

 Large Grants

  • Your organization has an annual operating budget greater than $250,000.
  • Request limits are $50,000 for programmatic proposals; $100,000 for capital projects.
  • The request may not exceed 50% of the total project budget.
  • Large organizations are not eligible to apply in the small grant category.

Please review our funding calendar for deadlines-they are different for Large and Small Grants

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The Oregon Tribal Grant

The Oregon Tribal Grant was created to support the nine federally recognized Tribes in Oregon. We fund one project per Tribe per year.
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The Hatfield Fellowship

Each year a Native American is selected to be the Hatfield Fellow and serve as a member of the staff to one of Oregon's representatives in Congress in Washington, DC. This internship lasts for nine months.

Hatfield Fellows are capable, motivated individuals, who, through their work in DC, acquire new skills and experiences to be change makers and leaders in their communities, producing long-term benefits for all of the Tribes and the Pacific Northwest.
Learn more about how to apply >>