Online Grant Process


Since 1951, supporting charitable work that makes Oregon a better place. Grants are awarded to smaller non-profit organizations; most often to groups with social service, arts and culture, educational, environmental and/or youth-centered missions. 

Potential applicants can create an online account at any time. Applications will open 2 months prior to submission deadline. Grant submissions are due by 5:00 pm PST on the deadline date.


Submission deadlines for 2020 are March 13th, July 10th, and October 9th. 


Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Not-for-profit organizations - primarily in Oregon and SW Washington (Clark County);

  • Tax-exempt, with 501(c)3 designation (or other qualified IRS status) in place for at least 2 years;

  • Only one grant request may be submitted per calendar year;

  • A final report is to be submitted by all grantees prior to any reapplication.​ (Submit reports on grants awarded in 2017 or earlier by mail or email.)

Grants are not made to, or for, any of the following:

  • Individuals;

  • Projects seeking to influence elections or legislation;

  • Organizations without qualified tax status designation that are using another non-profit organization as a fiscal or umbrella agent.

How it works

A grant applicant creates an account in the Online Grants Management System, and then logs on to that account to start a new grant application. The system allows an application to be saved as a draft. This draft can be worked on and edited numerous times before submitting the final application for review.

Each account maintains a record of the application history that the applicant can access at any time.

Once a grant is awarded, the system allows grantees an easy way to see the status of their grant, check due dates, and submit electronic grant reports directly from their account.

Grant Notification

When the determination process has been completed, all applicants will be advised of their proposal results. This may take 2-3 months from the deadline. A grant agreement will be included in the notification to grant recipients.

Grant Reporting

Organizations receiving a grant have the responsibility of reporting on the use of the funds using the follow up Grant Report via our online grant management system.


The Autzen Foundation

2455 NW Marshall Street

Suite #9

Portland, OR 97210


Gretchen Schackel

Executive Grants Administrator

Phone: 503-226-6051

Hours: M-W,  8:30am-4:00pm

Creating your online account



All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline.


At the time of registration, you are required to enter the following information:

  • A username that is an email address

  • Your contact information

  • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number

  • Contact information for the organization’s Executive Officer


Once your account is set up, your account dashboard is displayed on screen every time you log in. From the dashboard, you can do the following:

  • Edit your contact information

  • Begin the application process

  • Access application drafts and submitted applications

  • View details and complete the report process for grant awards


A user account can only be connected to one organization at a time.