Earn a Matched Business Grant

Ready to start or grow your business with limited resources?
An Individual Development Account may be right for you.


An Individual Development Account (IDA) is a special savings vehicle that helps families and individuals with limited financial resources build assets, gain valuable training, and enter the financial mainstream.

At Mercy Corps Northwest, our small business IDAs invest in the personal and financial growth of entrepreneurs to build strong small business communities throughout Oregon.  Through the program IDA clients save money, complete our training offerings, and complete their business plan.  Upon completion of the program, clients receive matching funds to purchase equipment and hard assets for their business.

Clients who participate in our IDA program come from a wide-ranging background, from food carts to contractors, lawn maintenance technicians to janitorial ventures.

While our enrollment period is closed until May of 2016, please feel free to submit an expression of interest in the program here:


You will then be informed when the online application for the next enrollment period is open again.

Next: How Does an IDA Work?

or, visit our FAQs page for more information

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Portland, OR  97204
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