Welcome to the GOSW-NAO Resource Connector! In response to the overwhelming need for resources resulting from COVID-19 impacts on our communities, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington and Nonprofit Association of Oregon have partnered to create this portal. This portal is designed to facilitate matching requests from Oregon and southwest Washington public benefit nonprofits with funders who may be able to meet those requests. This Resource Connector portal is being piloted for the few months with only NAO 501 (c)(3) nonprofit members and GOSW funder members. The pilot will run from now through June 30, 2020.
The requesting organization must be an eligible 501(c)(3) public benefit organization based in Oregon or Southwest Washington and must be a NAO member
The request must be for a need resulting from COVID-19 impacts
An organization may submit only one request
The request can be for $1000 to $50,000
The request must be submitted between now and June 30, 2020
A new list of funding requests will begin – if necessary – each quarter,
beginning July 1, 2020
Disclaimer: Connecting through this portal in no way commits participating nonprofits nor funders to receive/give funds. Staff from interested funders will directly connect with nonprofits for additional information about funding requests.
A request does not automatically result in funding. Funders will review requests and determine which request(s) they may be interested in funding. This will be done through this portal.
It is anticipated that the number of requests received will far outweigh limited funding resources. Therefore, if a nonprofit’s request has not received any activity after four to six weeks from the date the request was submitted, nonprofits should consider their requests unlikely to be funded.