Frequently Asked Questions - 2023

When will Meyer hold an open grant call?

We anticipate sharing information later this year about an open application process.


What are Meyer’s funding areas now?

Those who are familiar with Meyer will recognize that many of the issue areas we funded in the past continue to be represented in Meyer’s new funding priorities. Ultimately, we are working towards an Oregon that supports and advances:

  • Our Empowered Youth - Where our children have access to a fully resourced education that helps them to realize their highest ambitions.
  • Our Collective Prosperity - Where everyone is able to support themselves, their families and their communities while building wealth for the next generation. 
  • Our Resilient Places - Where we care for our natural and built environments in ways that are rooted in culture and community.


Alongside these focus areas, we will make cross-cutting commitments that deepen our impact:

Our Shared Purpose will expand our funder partnerships.

Together, We Rise recognizes that we all benefit when organizations are effective and have the capacity to fulfill their missions. That includes making sure strong networks of leaders of color are supported and communities have the capacity to advocate for systems change.


How can I learn more about what you will fund in these areas?

Subscribe our newsletter for updates. Also, we plan to host several opportunities around the state and at Meyer’s office later this year to meet with partners. We will share information online about how to connect.


Additional questions? Please submit them to questions [at] and we will update this FAQ as we have answers.

Common Questions about Meyer's Application Process

How do I submit an application?

We used to accept grant applications through Meyer’s GrantIS application portal, but we are currently switching to GivingData. This help section will be replaced by GivingData help after the transition has been completed. Read more about our transition from GrantIS to GivingData.

Can we use a fiscal sponsor for our grant application?

Yes, Meyer allows 501(c)(3) public charity organizations to fiscally sponsor grant applications for other organizations that do not have that specific tax-exempt status. The fiscal sponsor organization will need to submit the grant application and if the grant is approved, will become the grantee and recipient of the grant award. Learn more about fiscal sponsorships.


Meyer’s guidelines provide a range of funding amounts. How do I know how much I should ask for?

The request amount should take into consideration the overall project size, project complexity, organization size and other funding sources. Please note that we only expect to make a modest number of grants at the top end of the funding ranges we have provided for each program. Each funding opportunity provides further guidance about request amounts. If you are unsure about what amount to request, you can contact us at questions [at] or at 503-228-5512, and we will be happy to discuss.


Where can I find information about upcoming funding opportunities?

All opportunities will be posted on our Apply page, and shared in Meyer’s newsletters, which you can subscribe to here.