Destination Management Strategic Funding Grants

We award funding to groups that enhance the local visitor experience through tourism development, placemaking, events and festivals.

Available Funds

In 2020, the following funds will be available: 

Area of SupportAmount Available
Tourism Development  $100,000 (up to $50,000 each) 
Festivals & Events: Capacity-building  $60,000 ($10,000–$25,000 each) 
Multicultural Heritage $20,000 ($5,000 each) 
Neighborhood Placemaking  $20,000 ($5,000 each) — distributed through Venture Portland

Apply for a Grant

Take the first step by filling out our preliminary interest form.

Travel Portland seeks to responsibly and sustainably develop, build on and share experiences that both enhance visits and enrich life for locals — giving them audiences, appreciators and consumers for their original ideas and their works, and making their leisure more enjoyable and their city more livable.

Travel Portland Tourism Master Plan, 2018

Important Dates

MilestonesDate
Application Period OpensThursday, Jan. 9, 2020
Application Period ClosesFriday, Feb. 14, 2020
Awards AnnouncedTuesday, March 31, 2020

Grant Handbook

Review the handbook for additional information about award criteria and eligibility requirements for each of the available grants. Download the handbook here.

Apply for a Grant

Take the first step by filling out our preliminary interest form.

For questions about the grant program or the application process, email communityrelations@travelportland.com.