January 15, 2021


The Youth Against Violence Committee (YAV) of the Multnomah Youth Commission works to end violence against young people in the City of Portland and Multnomah County. We strongly believe that all youth should grow up and live in a friendly and safe environment. This year, our mini-grants will be focusing on anti-police violence and anti-sexual/dating violence. Given the recent events of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the growing movements against sexual & dating violence, we decided to focus on these two forms of violence. Examples of policy recommendations and actions steps to address these two forms of violence are attached below. The goal of this grant is for YOU to make an impact in your community. You will be hosting your own event or project to help decrease police violence or sexual/dating violence in your school or community (virtual and online events/projects are encouraged in our current social distancing environment). Now fill out this application and let's work together to end these forms of violence!

1. This application MUST be written BY YOUTH (ages 12-25)
2. The project must be LED by youth, as it is for youth. 
3. Must address police violence or sexual/dating violence.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 16th, 2020 by 11:59PM.

You can fill out an application on Google Forms by following the link here: https://forms.gle/5wkE4TpfjaxR6uQJ8 


Email Jia Wu at MultnomahYouth@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: This application may take 30 minutes up to 2 hours to fill out. Once it is started, it is recommended to submit in one sitting, though you can go back and edit your response if needed after you submit. 

Helpful documents to refer to:

1) Budget sheet (we will be asking you to estimate the budget and this can be helpful to refer to):

2) Information on youth-adult partnership: 

3) Policy recommendations and action steps:

“We, the members of the Multnomah Youth Commission’s Youth Against Violence subcommittee, will collaborate with youth-led organizations, school programs and groups to engage in anti-police violence and anti-sexual & dating violence initiatives in our communities. With the assistance of the Meyer Memorial Trust and the PGE Foundation, we will prioritize youth organizations and school groups within the City of Portland and Multnomah County.

*Paper Applications available upon request