Community Builder

Accepting applications starting February 22, 2022

About the OnPoint Community Builder award

The goal of the Community Builder award is to provide funding for schools to complete a project that is enriching to the school, students and faculty. The award provides four schools with a $2,000 prize, while one lucky school, determined by online community votes, receives a $5,000 prize. In considering which applications will be selected as finalists, the following criteria is considered:

Creativity and community

Will the project inspire creativity and foster community?

Broad segment

Will the project reach a broad segment of the school community?

Matching cost

Can the project be completed with the $2,000 or $5,000 Community Builder award, and if not, what is the plan to raise any outstanding funds needed?

Diversity, equity and inclusion

How does this project incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion?

Who is eligible?

OnPoint accepts project applications for the Community Builder awards from public, private or charter K-12 schools in the counties of Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, and Yamhill counties in Oregon, and Clark and Skamania counties in Washington.

How can schools apply for the Community Builder award?

Applications for the 2022 Community Builder awards will be accepted starting February 22, 2022. Application must be submitted by a representative of the school staff, faculty or parent group, with the approval of the school’s administrator/principal. Please check back on February 22 for additional information and access to the Community Builder Application.

Holy Family student celebrates diversity

Learn more about our 2021 Community Builder winners.

See the 2021 winning schools

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