Verde Funding

  • Awarded
  • In Progress

Awarded Funding

Verde is grateful to acknowledge a fortunate funding history, from the very first $10,000 grant from the Enterprise Foundation's Life Opportunities Initiative to recent grants from the Vibrant Village Foundation and the Northwest Area Foundation.  Verde's current funders include:




Date Awarded

U.S. Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant, Full Application $150,000 (Lead Applicant: Ecotrust; $48,813 to Verde) Verde Landscape 8.11.2015
DEQ Columbia Slough Natural Resource Fund $155,000 Cully Park 8.10.2015
Oregon Business Development Department $60,000 Cully Park 7.1.2015
Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Conservation Education Grant $25,000 Verde Landscape 5.19.2015
Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant $200,000 Cully Park 5.15.2015
National Land and Water Conservation Fund Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program $500,000 Cully Park 4.21.2015
Surdna Foundation Renewal $400,000 Living Cully 4.3.2015
Oregon Community Foundation $25,000 Sugar Shack 3.31.2015
Metro Regional Travel Options $102,000 Living Cully 2.23.2015
Bullitt Foundation $50,000 Living Cully 2.10.2015
US Fish & Wildlife Service $162,500 (Lead Applicant: Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge) Cully Park 2.4.2015
Meyer Memorial Trust $200,000 Sugar Shack 12.18.2014
The Collins Foundation $140,000 Cully Park 12.18.2014
A Private Family Foundation $10,000 Verde Energy (PCRI Pilot) 12.12.2014
Penney Family Fund, a member of the Common Counsel Foundation $20,000 Living Cully 12.8.2014
A Private Family Foundation $15,000 Verde Energy (PCRI Pilot) 11.18.2014
Oregon Community Foundation, Community Grant Program $40,000 Cully Park: Inter-Tribal Gathering Garden 11.14.2014
Meyer Memorial Trust, Affordable Housing Advocacy Grant $25,000 (Lead Applicant: Coalition of Communities of Color) Outreach 10.30.2014
Oregon Business Development Dept, Brownfields Program $18,000 Living Cully Plaza/Sugar Shack 9.30.2014
City of Portland 1% for Green Fund $277,500 Cully Park 7.25.2014
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, Local Government Grants $473,000 Cully Park 7.22.2014
Kresge Foundation $600,000 Living Cully 7.10.2014
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation-Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities Fund $50,000 Cully Park 5.30.2014

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette Community Strengthening Grant

$90,000-$180,000 for 3 years

General Operating


Portland Parks & Recreation, System Development Charges


Cully Park


Northwest Health Foundation-Kaiser Permanente Community Fund

$200,000 for 2 years

Living Cully


Northwest Area Foundation

$200,000 for 2 years

Living Cully


Vibrant Village Foundation

$50,000 for 2 years

Cully Park


Meyer Memorial Trust

$250,000 for 2 years

Cully Park


Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

$100,000 for 2 years

Capacity Building


East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Partners in Conservation Plus Grant

$140,000 for 2 years

Cully Park


Oregon Business Development Dept, Brownfields Program


Living Cully


Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant

$577,000 for 3 years

Cully Park




Funding In Progress




Date Submitted

Spirit Mountain Community Fund $25,000 Living Cully 10.2.2015
Penney Family Fund, Full Proposal ? General Support 10.2.2015
REDF Social Enterprise Portfolio, Letter of Inquiry $175,000 to $225,000/year for 3 years Social Enterprise 9.18.2015
North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action $75,000 Living Cully 8.26.2015
Penney Family Fund, Supplemental Request $25,000 Cully Park 8.25.2015
Portland Bureau of Transportation SDCs $200,000 Cully Park 5.29.2015
Metro Connect with Nature RFP, Proposal $100,000-$120,000 Outreach 5.20.2015