January 18, 2017

Contact: Multnomah Youth Commission



Portland, OR -- The Multnomah Youth Commission's Youth Against Violence Committee (YAV) is partnering with the Oregon Community Foundation to grant up to $1000 for youth in Multnomah County to develop a youth-led project that addresses violence in their community. This is an incredible opportunity for youth in schools, after-school programs, and youth within organizations to put together a project proposal around an issue of violence that directly impact them.

The following criteria must be met in order to be considered:

  • Application must be youth-led and written by youth
  • Project must be youth-led, specifically about violence
  • Project must address one or more of YAV’s policy recommendation and Restorative Justice (included in application)
  • Application must be complete and submitted by Monday, February 13, 2017 (see attached)
  • If you are considered, a youth representative must interview and/or meet with YAV co-chairs

Please share this with interested youth, youth workers, teachers or other adult allies. If you know of youth-led groups/organizations-- please encourage them to apply!

Applications will be accepted via email, mail, or hand delivered until Monday, February 13th at 5pm. If you have any questions, please email at or call 503.823.1848. Please visit our website where you will find mailing address and additional grant information.

About the Multnomah Youth Commission (MYC) -- The MYC, housed under the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Multnomah County’s Office of Diversity and Equity, engages in youth policy work primarily corresponding to its three committee focuses: Sustainability, Youth Against Violence, and Education/Youth Voice. To learn more, please visit