The Washington County Visitors Association awards grants to eligible organizations whose projects will attract visitors to Tualatin Valley who will stay overnight in lodging facilities throughout Washington County. The following are the types of grants available.
Capital Project Tourism Development Grant Program
The Washington County Visitors Association’s Tourism Capital Project Grant Program is a closed-cycle program. Applicants must be a government entity or 501(c) non-profit organization. Eligible projects include development or redevelopment of a tourism-related product. Applicants are only allowed one grant award every two years.
Sports Fund Grant
The purpose of the Sports Fund is primarily to assist and secure new events and tournaments that attract participants and spectators who will stay in Washington County lodging facilities and generate hotel/motel room tax for the county. Priority consideration for funding will be for those first-year non-profit events/tournaments that successfully garner support from multiple community partners and sponsors and that demonstrate the ability and determination to sustain the event on an annual basis without the aid of future grants from the WCVA.
Small Tourism Grants
The Small Tourism Grant Program supports entities with projects and programs that the WCVA Board of Directors believes have extraordinary merit and will positively impact and increase overnight visitation to Washington County, Oregon.
The grant supports initiatives that are aligned with the WCVA’s mission and strategic goals, and grant funds are intended to be invested in the development of assets that will directly lead to an increase in visitors to Washington County.
If you are awarded a grant from the WCVA, credit must be given to the WCVA through the inclusion of a sign located in a visible location, printed on collateral material, or included in all promotion of projects or events recognizing the financial contribution and support provided by the WCVA. View the toolkit >>>
If you have any questions regarding our grant programs, please email or call 503-644-5555.