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Event Sponsorships

The Portland Children’s Levy sponsors events from nonprofits serving children and families within the City of Portland boundaries related to Levy program areas: early childhood, after school, mentoring, child abuse prevention and intervention, foster care and hunger relief.

PCL will award 20 sponsorships of $500 each fiscal year to nonprofit organizations that are not current recipients of large or small grants. Ten sponsorships will be awarded starting 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 for events from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2024. Sponsorships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying organizations and are often distributed within a few hours of the opening time. 

UPDATE: All sponsorships available in the June 2024 round have been awarded.

Please review the following requirements before requesting a sponsorship:

  • Organizations or their fiscal sponsors must be a tax-exempt nonprofit.
  • Organizations must be a registered nonprofit with the Oregon Secretary of State
  • Organizations must not be current PCL large or small grant recipients.
  • Organizations must serve City of Portland youth and families, and sponsored events must relate to a PCL program area: early childhood, after school, mentoring, child abuse prevention and intervention, foster care and hunger relief.
  • Organizations will use the PCL name/logo to promote PCL in electronic and/or print event material, collateral and notices.
  • PCL funding shall not go toward any alcoholic beverages.
  • Organizations must not discriminate based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability.
  • Organizations must not benefit or promote any political ideology or religious doctrine.
  • PCL sponsorships shall not exceed $500 per event.
  • An organization may only receive one sponsorship every 12 months. 
  • PCL reserves the final right to accept or reject any request.

While not required, the Levy requests:

  • Photos of the sponsored event for use in Levy social media posts.
  • Tag or mention PCL at least once when posting event information on social media.

To request a sponsorship:

  • Submit request electronically on organization letterhead. The name and address on letterhead must be the same as the one on your organization W-9 and City of Portland ACH vendor form, which you will need to submit if awarded a sponsorship. If you are not a current vendor with the city and are selected for a sponsorship, you will need to submit additional paperwork, including your organization’s most recent W-9 and an ACH vendor form, which the Levy will supply.
  • In your request, include the $500 dollar amount, along with the time, date, location, and purpose of the event, and specifics on what the sponsorship will be used to support.
  • Include details regarding how you will use the PCL name/logo.

Event sponsorship requests will be accepted starting 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 for events July 1 to Dec. 31, 2024. Please submit requests or questions to