How to Apply for Grants
Spirit Mountain Community Fund supports programs that address the root causes of problems. We are passionate about creative solutions, new partnerships, and new ways of addressing issues.
We fund projects in the areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Health, Historic Preservation, Public Safety, Environmental Preservation and Problem Gaming. These categories are very broadly defined and we do not want to limit how you address these issues.
Every year the Spirit Mountain Community Fund donates approximately $3 million to local programs and services that benefit Oregon citizens striving for self-sufficiency. This is our way of giving back to those who worked with us to rebuild our reservation community and economy.
We have separated our grant process into several steps to support you in your application, and to help us provide consistent and clear information to our Board of Trustees. Please allow yourself enough time to read through all the steps.
We consistently update our forms. Please use the most current forms and use the templates as directed.
- Step 1: Check that you are eligible
- Step 2: Attend LOI Workshop (optional)
- Step 3: Submit a Letter of Inquiry
- Step 4: Attend a Grant Application Workshop (optional)
- Step 5: Write a full application
- Step 6: Receiving your Grant
- Step 7: Completion and Extensions
- Policies and Guidance
- Common Reasons for Rejection
- Writing Grants that Rise to the Top
- External Grant Seeker Resources