MMFO Grant Programs

How it Works

The Mini-Grant Program funds project requests up to $500.  Grant awards are made on a quarterly basis, and projects should support the mission of the Metropolitan Medical Foundation of Oregon.  

Limited funds require that the Foundation be selective in making grant awards.  The Mini-Grant Program is designed to support small projects, not to contribute small amounts for much larger budgets.  Total project budget should not exceed $3,000.  It is not intended to provide partial support for ongoing activities that will not change in any significant way from year to year. Mini-Grants will not usually be awarded to any organization in consecutive years.

Grant applicants searching for assistance for larger projects should submit in writing a complete description of the project with a timeline, a detailed budget and identification of lead staff for the project. As a small foundation with limited assets and with a commitment to our continued mission of giving, MMFO has a funding maximum of $2,000.  Funds are not available for personal access to medical care.

2018 Grant Recipients

  • Boost Oregon: Immunization-Education Workshops for New and Expecting Parents
    Pediatrician-led presentations provide parents evidence-based information on childhood vaccination.

2017 Grant Recipients

  • American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) OHSU Chapter: "Strength through Stories" Conference
    An opportunity for health care providers, scientists and medical students to come together to learn, share and reflect about the power of stories in medical education, practice and advocacy.

  • Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation: Mortality Research Project
    Exposing the largely unrecognized risks of mortality associated with having chronic IH will assist patients, as well as health care providers in making informed treatment-related decisions.

  • Providence Internal Medicine Resident: Blue Light Exposure Assessment 
    The data acquired could be used to help design an IRB approved study looking at light level and color related to patient’s sleep quality. Potential interventions would be aimed at optimizing a patient’s environment while being treated in the hospital setting but could expand to home environments.

Previous Grants Awards

  • A family services program received $395 for medical resource books
  • A medical student received $500 for an evaluation of skateboard safety in Tualatin
  • A nursing school received $500 for a simulation for health careers education
  • Three community organizations received $2,000 each for childhood obesity intervention initiatives
  • A public high school received $100 for smoking cessation kits


Mini-Grant Application (Adobe or Word)

Grant Application (Adobe or Word)

Download an application and return completed form to:
MMFO Grant Programs
1221 SW Yamhill Street, #410
Portland, OR  97205

or fax to (503) 222-3164

1221 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 410, Portland, OR  97205
Phone: (503) 222-9977  |  Fax: (503) 222-3164

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