Central Northeast Neighbors
Building Livable Communities Since 1985 in Portland, Oregon
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    Communications & Outreach, Workshops, Special Events and Forums

    Community Advocacy &
    Diversity Outreach

    Liaison to Public Agencies & Community Groups

    Assistance with Neighborhood Clean-ups
    & Block Parties
    Assistance with Neighborhood Business District Development

    Fiscal Agent

    Crime Prevention
    Good Neighbor Agreements
    Neighborhood Watch
    National Night Out

Neighborhood Connections

2015 Neighborhood Small Grants Program
Project Proposals Due: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 by 4:00 PM 

The goals of this grant program include building strong and diverse community participation, leadership, and community connections.  Engagement of historically under-represented and under-served communities is a high priority.


Download the 2015 CNN Grant Application and find out about the grant selection

criteria,requirements, and examples of applicable grant projects!

2013 Grant Awards
With $24, 238 in requests and $10, 000 available, this year's awards range from $500 to $2,000. Partnerships, leadership, new community building initiatives, and opportunities for under engaged groups in the CNN area are growing through this grant program:


2012 Community Bicycle Educators Graduation

  • Community Involvement for Immigrant Teens-Madison SUN-IRCO-Hacienda $1, 745
  • Health for all Ages Fair in the Cully Neighborhood-NE Neighborhood Nurses $500
  • Madison High School Food Week-building healthy diverse families $2, 000
  • Our 42nd Ave. Community Design Workshop-Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative $2, 000
  • Scott SUN School Community Mural-youth creativity, community identity $2, 000
  • !Vamos en Bici! Bike ride leadership to Cully parks-Community Cycling Center-Hacienda-Verde $1, 755


2014 Grant Program Workshop
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00-7:30 PM, 4415 NE 87th Ave. off of Sandy Blvd. in the CNN Community Room

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Sandra Lefrancois, CNN Grant Program Manager at 503-823-2780 or sandral@cnncoalition.org to get feedback on project ideas.
Useful Grant Writing Tips We want you to be successful!

For more information about the citywide program, visit the City of Portland's Neighborhood Small Grants Program website.

2012 Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN) Neighborhood
Grant Awards

The Grant Selection Committee comprised of neighborhood, community and small business district leaders recommended six grant awards with an allocation $16, 895. CNN received $81, 284 in requests.


  • Andando en Bicicleta: A partnership between Hacienda CDC and the Community Cycling Center bringing bicycle know-how to Cully's community of color $3, 000 
  • !Bienvenidos!: A partnership with St. Vincent de Paul to welcome the Latino community at the NE Emergency Food Program with culturally specific outreach    $3, 000
  • Cully Youth Action Team: A partnership with Schools Uniting Neighborhoods and Raphael House to enhance the skills of underrepresented youth as they build community $3, 000
  • Off the Couch Reaches Out: A partnership with the Hollywood NA to attract new differently-abled young adults to engage in community life $1, 895
  • Padres Promotores de Education: A partnership between Rigler & Scott Schools and the Latino Network to provide a forum for parent advocacy in schools $3, 000