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Grant program accepting applications

The City of Sisters is seeking to award grants to non-profit community groups and other entities that meet the grant criteria for the 2021/22 fiscal year. The City will award up to $20,000 in grants this year for Sisters community projects. The average grant award is approximately $1,300. The City has awarded over $258,000 in grants to 59 local groups over the past 18 years.

Organizations that serve the Sisters community, but are not designated non-profits, will need to meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible for a grant:

• Provides assistance for essential utilities, food, medical needs, clothing, or shelter.

• Provides educational or recreational opportunities for children or seniors.

• Generates/supports economic activity in Sisters.

In evaluating requests from nonprofit and for-profit organizations, the City will consider the following:

• The requesting organization’s history of success.

• The organizational and financial stability of the requesting organization.

• The number and types of community members served by the request.

• The ability to measure and track the effectiveness of the project or service.

• Community grant funds will not be used for travel, budget deficits, or routine operating expenses.

• The City may give special consideration for requests to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Sisters.

Interested organizations should submit a Community Grant application by Friday, July 30, attention City Recorder Kerry Prosser at [email protected] Grants are awarded at the discretion of Sisters City Council in late August.

Applications are available online at For more information, contact Kerry Prosser at 541-323-5213 or [email protected]


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