We’ll Help You Make the World a Better Place

Better Together Grants are small community grants of up to $500 for projects or activities that bring people together to make your community a better place.  We created these grants to help people get together to do things they enjoy, include people with disabilities, and make a difference in their communities.  This is our way of helping Oregon communities become more welcoming and inclusive of people experiencing disability.

You just need three things to apply!

1. An idea,
2. At least four people willing to contribute their time, energy and talents, and
3. A way to involve a person or persons with disability in the planning or doing.

Funds can be used to purchase things to make your project successful

You might need gardening tools, craft supplies, refreshments or knitting needles to get a group going.  Or, you may need sports equipment, smartphone apps, or books for a group you are already a part of.  Can you involve your neighbors with and without disability in something you love to do or care about?  Tell us your idea and we’ll help you get it done!

It’s easy to apply!

1. Contact us at (503) 235-0369 or info@ocdd.org to request an application.
2. Complete and return you application to us.
3. We’ll get back to you with a decision in two weeks!

We are happy to answer your questions and help you apply.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Event Sponsorship

Better Together Funds are available to organizations to sponsor family member and self-advocate participation at conferences and other educational events.  Sponsorship awards cannot exceed $3,000.  To apply for a sponsorship, please send an email to info@ocdd.org with the following information:

  • A description of the event.
  • How you plan to use the funds.
  • Requested sponsorship amount.

We will respond to your request within two weeks.

 

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