Oregon Historic Trails Fund

Each fall, the Oregon Historic Trails Fund awards grants to support projects that interpret, preserve or maintain Oregon's trail-related resources. Grants may also be awarded for marketing, education, advocacy and research relating to historic trails.

Application Guidelines

An advisory committee — comprising people knowledgeable about Oregon’s historic trails and cultural resources — reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to OCF's board of directors. Approximately $40,000 is available each year.

A completed application packet must be received at The Oregon Community Foundation by September 1 annually for a board decision in November. Please download the request for proposals and the grant application form for detailed information about this grant program and its application process.

To learn more about the 16 designated trails' location, history, and significance, as well as detailed maps, download the Oregon Historic Trails Report, created by the Oregon Trails Coordinating Council.

Grantee Reporting

Progress reports are due from grantees nine months after the grant award. OCF's standard grant evaluation form is used.

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