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.

The Small Grants program is generally for newer or smaller organizations, and provides funding up to $5,000 for organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $250,000. Our Trustees meet more frequently to consider Small Grants and the process is faster than our Large Grants program.

The Large Grants program funds up to $50,000 (program requests) or $100,000 (capital requests). This grant program targets organizations with annual budgets over $250,000.
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Organizations with annual operating budgets of $250, 000 or less may apply for a quarterly large grant. 

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. Grants may not be over $100,000.
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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.
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