Portland Society Fund

We are happy to announce that Stephanie Routh is the recipient of the 2012 Portland Society Fund grant! Stephanie plans to use her $1,000 grant to develop new communication tools in transportation advocacy with the IPRC's Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Certificate Program.

The Portland Society Fund Committee is also excited to announce that we will offer one Portland Society member the chance to attend the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. on March 4-7th, 2013. This opportunity will build the attendee’s skills and amplify the Portland Society’s voice on a national stage to the benefit of our organization, Portland's community, and the attendee’s own profession or business.

The Fund plans to sponsor one member each year. The sponsorship includes up to $1,000 for travel and conference registration fees.

Applications for the Portland Society Bike Summit scholarship are available here and are due October 31st, 2012.

For more information about The Portland Society Fund or this scholarship, please contact .


Women seeking to develop their leadership and professional skills for use in promoting active transportation are encouraged to apply to the Portland Society Fund. Funds are available to support emerging leaders in active transportation in order to build skills or ease a professional transition.Our funding cycle occurs once every 12-15 months.

In April, 2011, small professional development grants were awarded to three outstanding women who are dedicated to leadership in active transportation in Portland. You can read all about them here and see our official press release here.

To learn more, contact us.

The Portland Society Fund is a project of Umbrella.

Donations to the Fund go directly to support professional development for emerging leaders in active transportation, and can be made here: