Portland Society Fund

The Portland Society Fund Committee is pleased and excited to announce that it is accepting applications for a grant to attend the 2016 National Bicycle Summit and National Forum on Women and Cycling in Washington, D.C. This event is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists.

The National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill, and the Women's Forum is a preceding event specifically for women in the cycling advocacy community. For more than a decade, the attendance of bicyclists at the Summit has helped increase investments in bicycling at the state and local level. The $1250 Portland Society Fund Grant will be awarded to one current Portland Society member to cover the cost of the Summit, the Women's Forum, roundtrip airfare to Washington DC, modest accommodations, and some meal expenses.

Here are the details:
Completed applications must be received electronically no later than midnight on November 4, 2015 - no exceptions. Applicants must be a member in good standing of Portland Society. The Portland Society Fund Committee will review all applications received, and a final decision will be announced on December 2, 2015 at the December meeting of the Portland Society.

By awarding this grant, Portland Society hopes to:
-Support more female voices at the National Summit
-Represent Portland Society at the national level
-Inspire other women across the country to create their own PS-like organizations
-Bring information back from the Summit for the betterment of the cycling community and active transportation in Portland
-Support the grant recipient to make business and personal networking connections, and possibly promote her business
-Have the grant recipient communicate what she learns at the Summit to the Portland Society at a morning meeting.
-Execute the mission of Umbrella, the organization that oversees this fund, “to encourage community-based street culture and develop streets as vibrant, safe, and welcoming public spaces that serve communities.”

Please address questions to McConnellPDX@gmail.com

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Questions

  • Part of receiving this grant includes giving a presentation or be a part of a breakout session at the Summit, creating and delivering a slide show presentation of your Summit experience at a Portland Society meeting, that will go in the PS archive, and posting to social media during the Summit. Please describe your competencies in these areas, and how you feel about upholding these responsibilities.
  • The mission of Umbrella, the organization that oversees this fund, is “to encourage community­ based street culture and develop streets as vibrant, safe, and welcoming public spaces that serve communities.” How do you think your attendance at the Bicycle Summit will support your individual mission and the mission of Umbrella and the Portland Society?
  • Submit your application no later than midnight on November 4th. Recipient will be announced at the December 2, 2015 Portland Society Meeting.
 

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The Portland Society Fund is a project of Umbrella.

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