All Projects

The Bend Sustainability Fund invests in projects that create sustainable experiences in the Bend and surrounding community. Since its inception, the BSF has awarded $2,980,000 to 25 projects. Learn more about these projects below.

The Tower Theatre in Bend, OR

"Get Comfortable Again!"

This project is the culmination of a larger sequence of refurbishments designed to ensure the Tower's facilities and equipment meet contemporary industry standards and…

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Bend BMX track in Bend, OR

Bend BMX Improvements

  • FY2023
  • Bend BMX
  • $80,897
  • 1 year
  • complete

The Bend BMX project grant will be used for track improvements and the installation of new perimeter fencing, helping to make Big Sky Bike…

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Bend BMX track in Bend, OR

Bend BMX Improvements—Covered Awning

  • FY2024
  • Bend BMX
  • $69,890
  • 1 year
  • in-progress

This project, the installation of a covered awning structure, is the next step in a larger project with the goal of hosting regional Gold…

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Cascade View Trail project in Bend, OR

Cascade View Trail Construction

A new trail with beautiful mountain views in a less crowded part of Central Oregon that primarily appeals to mountain bikers but is also…

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Cascades Theatre in Bend, OR

Cascades Community Theatre Restoration and Upgrades

This one-year grant will be for major renovations and upgrades to the theater. The upgrades will create a larger space for productions,, provide new…

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Seats at Cascade Theatrical Company

Cascades Theatre Restoration—Preservation Plan

This project will improve the theater experience with the installation of new seating, prioritizing accessibility, improving aesthetics and durability, and reducing maintenance.

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New trail signage at Swampy/Dutchman trailhead in Bend, OR

Dutchman / Swampy Trail Signage Improvements

A grant to be used for the installation of new and upgraded trailhead kiosks, and informational signage at four Sno-Parks along the Cascade Lakes…

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Climbers at Smith Rock

Enhancing Climbing Safety and Conservation Efforts at Smith Rock State Park

This project will result in climbing route hardware enhancement on ten routes in Smith Rock State Park, providing increased climbing access and inclusion of…

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Lodgepole Loops project in Bend, OR

Lodgepole Loops Access Enhancement

To restore safe access to the Lodgepole Loops trail, our only true beginner loop trail by eliminating the hazards that currently disallow grooming, thus…

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Fall River restoration project near Bend

Lower Fall River Habitat Conservation Project

This project will provide trail signage, educational and river access information, and recreational opportunities along the Fall River, and enhance and sustain the fishing…

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Miller's Landing river access project in Bend, OR

Miller's Landing Access and Restoration Project

This project will provide a fully accessible Miller's Landing Park where individuals, regardless of their mobility levels, can enjoy the river independently. Designed to…

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planned playground at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR

Nature Playscape

A new nature-based play area enabling the Museum to better serve our growing visitors and community by enhancing how our educational programming and visitor…

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Bend Endurance Academy improvements

New Climbing Capacity for State and PNW Events and Conferences

This project would support the completion of BEA’s new indoor climbing facility where they will host regular practice, regional events and conferences.

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The Catalyst Project in Bend's Central district

The Catalyst

This project is aimed at creating a safe, vibrant, and open-to-the-public gathering space in the core of the Bend Central District that fosters tourism,…

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Discovery Art Park Corridor in Bend, OR

The Discovery Park Art Corridor

Installation of three art "discovery" experiences, engaging indigenous female artists, and incorporating educational material about each art installation that will link to information provided…

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The Museum at Warm Springs

The Museum at Warm Springs Exterior Restoration Project

When complete, this project will provide Museum visitors with a unique, interpretive experience in the Warm Springs natural environment. The enhancements will ensure a…

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Test ride on the Wanoga pump track in Bend, OR

Wanoga Infield Bike Park

The refurbishment and upgrades of the infield Wanoga Bike Park and Skills Area, including adding a drop zone and jump line, expanded starting mound,…

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The Pavilion at Warm Spring, near Bend OR

Warm Springs Commissary Pavilion

A grant to help construct the Pavillon and restore the historic Commissary. Visitors and residents will enjoy the Commissary and Pavillon for food, art,…

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A Few of the Awarded

Grantees

Oregon Natural Desert Association

1 Project

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Meissner Nordic Ski Club

1 Project

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Central Oregon Trail Alliance

2 Projects

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