Grants & Programs

Our focus is to improve the quality of life in Northwest Oregon and for Oregon Tribes through community investments consistent with the Tribe’s culture and values. It’s who we are!

General Purpose Grants

As a responsive funder, SMCF supports a wide range of organizations and projects. We have two general purpose grant programs, Small and Large Grants.

Small Grants


Small Grant requests are now a 2-step process. The first step is called a Proposal, which will determine which projects are invited to submit a full application. YOU CAN APPLY BY LOGGING IN.

Small Grants will be awarded quarterly

$7,500 Limit

Large Grants

Large grants are more for programmatic proposals and capital projects. These are accepted and funded quarterly, and can be extremely competitive.

$50,000 Programmatic Limit
$100,000 Capital Limit

Get started with your application

Other Grants & Programs

Oregon Tribal Grants

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

  • Burns Paiute Tribe
  • Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw
  • Coquille Indian Tribe
  • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians
  • Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
  • Klamath Tribes
  • Confederated Tribes of Siletz
  • Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
  • Confederated Tribes of Umatilla
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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.
Through their work in D.C., Hatfield Fellows 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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