Partnerships + sponsorships

Planting native plants at Riverbend Park in Bend, OR

Thank you for your interest in applying for community partnership support (nonprofit, community events) or event sponsorship (economic development).

Does your event aim to:

  • Cultivate a dynamic and sustainable destination? 
  • Create a more sustainable destination?
  • Drive visitation during shoulder seasons (September through June)?
  • Advance equity, inclusivity, and accessibility in the community?
  • Create a thriving and welcoming Bend for residents and visitors alike?

If you answered yes to one, or more, of the above, please ensure the following before submitting an application: 

  • Your event is not being held in July or August. (Nonprofit stewardship events benefiting the tourism economy held during this time frame may still apply.)
  • Your event is at least three months from the date you submit your application.
  • You are not eligible to apply to any other Visit Bend grant programs to support this work. 

If you can answer “YES” to all the questions above, please complete the application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis—please allow three weeks for review.

Visit Bend prioritizes partnerships that align with the impact objectives of our annual goals.