In 1999, the Toledo City Council adopted a City Enhancement Contribution Policy providing limited City funds or in-kind services to social service and civic organizations that provide direct services to Toledo citizens or enhance the quality of life in the community. The full policy can be viewed here. The funding designated for contributions are limited to a maximum of 15% of state shared liquor tax and cigarette tax for each fiscal year.
As part of this policy, the Contribution Review Committee was established to review applications and to prepare a recommendation to City Council. This Committee meets annually in March to review all funding applications received. Organizations may begin submitting applications on January 1st of each year. As this is the City’s chosen method for providing support to community efforts, and in an effort to disburse funds equitably, the City will only consider requests for funding or services that are received through this application process and received within the timeline for each year. The deadline for applications for 2015-2016 FY is 5PM on February 27, 2015.
The City Manager’s office will notify those organizations who are awarded funding and distribution of funds will begin in July 2015.
Though funds are limited, qualified organizations are encouraged to apply.
The application for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year is available here. Modified, incomplete, or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
The Toledo City Council is proud to have this opportunity to support organizations that enhance the quality of life in the City of Toledo.
Toledo has a population of approximately 3,400. Toledo City Hall is approximately 58 feet above sea level. Toledo, situated on a bend of the Yaquina River and surrounded by wooded hills, is just seven miles inland from the Central Oregon Coast and the only inland coastal community with a deep water channel. The historic town cascades over the hillsides to the river. Toledo is one of the few cities in Oregon which has a downtown on a city street, not on a throughway or highway. Toledo’s Main Street retains its historical flavor, the waterfront and moored fishing vessels visible at the end of Main Street. When the winds start to blow on the beach, Toledo is often warm and sunny with a small town atmosphere and beautiful river, estuary, and rural vistas. Antique shops, art galleries, gift shops selling the work of local crafters, quilters, History Center, Rail Road Museum and restaurants make Toledo an interesting place to visit.
The Mission of the Toledo City Government is to provide efficient and necessary public services that protect and enhance the quality of life in Toledo, now and in the future, as determined by our citizens, the law and available economic resources.