The City of Sisters is seeking to award grants to nonprofit community groups and entities that meet the grant criteria for the 2020/21 fiscal year. The City will award up to $40,000 in grants for Sisters community projects. The City has awarded over $155,000 in grants to 48 local groups over the past nine years.

Community entities and organizations that serve the Sisters community, but are not designated nonprofits, will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

• Provides assistance for essential utilities, food, medical needs, clothing or shelter.

• Provides educational or recreational opportunities for children or seniors.

• Generates/supports economic activity in Sisters.

In evaluating requests the City will consider:

• The requesting organization’s history of success.

• The organizational and financial stability of the requesting organization.

• The number and types of community members served by the request.

• The ability to measure and track the effectiveness of the project or service.

• Grant funds will not be used for travel, budget deficits, or routine operating expenses.

• The City may give special consideration for requests to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Sisters.

Interested organizations should submit a Community Grant application and letter of interest by Friday, July 31, attention Kerry Prosser, City Recorder. Applications are available at www.ci.sisters.or.us/administration/page/community-grants. For more information contact Kerry Prosser at 541-323-5213 or kprosser@ci.sisters.or.us.