2014 Grants

Focus AreaOrganizationCityGrant DescriptionDateAwarded
ArtsHigh Desert Chamber MusicBendExpand educational outreach and support operations2014$7,500
ArtsJewish Theatre CollaborativePortlandSupport a half-time administrative assistant position to strengthen organizational infrastructure2014$10,000
ArtsMetropolitan Youth SymphonyPortlandDevelop musicianship in youth through concerts and outreach to low-income schools2014$10,000
ArtsMiracle Theatre GroupPortlandSupport performances, programs, and operations celebrating Latino culture, diversity, and history2014$75,000
ArtsMuseum of Contemporary CraftPortlandSupport exhibitions, programs, and operations2014$25,000
ArtsNorthwest Children's Theater and SchoolPortlandSupport mainstage productions2014$15,000
ArtsPassinArt: A Theatre CompanyPortlandProduce "Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking," and provide related outreach to senior citizens and advocate groups2014$10,000
ArtsPortland Festival SymphonyPortlandPresent free outdoor classical music concerts in Portland neighborhood parks2014$10,000
ArtsPortland Youth Philharmonic AssociationPortlandProvide education and outreach programs for young musicians and school audiences2014$12,000
ArtsRegional Arts & Culture CouncilPortlandIntegrate the arts into all areas of K-8 education in approximately 30 additional schools serving low-income populations within the tri-county area2014$150,000
ArtsRoss Ragland TheaterKlamath FallsProvide outreach and arts education programs for underserved rural children and youth in the Klamath Basin region2014$10,000
ArtsTears of Joy TheatrePortlandProduce "Raven Stories," adapted from the Native American tradition of storytelling2014$10,000
ArtsThird Rail Repertory TheatrePortlandSupport programs and operations2014$12,000
Children-YouthGilbert House Children's MuseumSalemProduce and install a new hands-on learning exhibit for children2014$10,000
Children-YouthJ Bar J Youth ServicesBendProvide community-based mentoring for at-risk youth in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties2014$15,000
Children-YouthMountainStar Family Relief NurseryBendProvide family-focused child abuse prevention/intervention programs for at-risk children and families at the Juniper Junction Relief Nursery satellite.2014$20,000
Community-WefareAmerican Red Cross, Oregon Trail ChapterPortlandDevelop disaster resiliency action plans in underserved, vulnerable communities2014$25,000
Community-WefareAsian Pacific American Network of OregonPortlandEstablish a community garden in a low-income, ethnically diverse Southeast Portland neighborhood2014$15,000
Community-WefareFISH Food BankHood RiverConstruct a new facility to increase storage capacity and distribution of food to low-income residents in the Gorge2014$75,000
Community-WefareJesuit Volunteer Corps NorthwestPortlandHire an associate director to expand the impact of volunteers serving low-income individuals and communities across Oregon2014$17,000
Community-WefareLettuce Grow Garden FoundationPortlandDevelop a curriculum to teach incarcerated individuals advanced gardening and greenhouse management skills2014$18,000
Community-WefareLotus Rising ProjectMedfordSupport programs and operations serving LGBTQ youth and adults in Southern Oregon2014$7,500
Community-WefareRebuilding Together*Washington CountyBeavertonRepair mobile homes for low-income families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities2014$5,000
Community-WefareSiuslaw Outreach ServicesFlorenceRenovate a resource facility serving rural domestic violence survivors and low-income individuals and families2014$20,000
Community-WefareUrban League of PortlandPortlandProduce and publish the "2014 State of Black Oregon Report"2014$30,000
Community-WefareVeterans in RecoveryMedfordProvide training to expand peer-delivered outreach and mentoring to low-income veterans, women, and families impacted by addiction and/or trauma2014$5,000
EducationOregon Museum of Science and IndustryPortlandConstruct a marine science education center in Newport2014$400,000
EducationShadow Project, ThePortlandTransform the agency's education model to improve educational outcomes for more students with learning differences2014$36,000
EnvironmentFriends of TreesPortlandHire a volunteer coordinator to expand the agency's environmental restoration programs to underserved areas in Marion and Lane counties2014$80,000
EnvironmentOregon Shores Conservation CoalitionSeal RockEngage citizens to monitor and protect five Oregon marine reserves2014$15,000
EnvironmentWillamette RiverkeeperPortlandEngage Oregonians in stewardship of the Willamette Water Trail Project2014$15,000
Health and SciencePlanned Parenthood of the Columbia WillamettePortlandImplement an electronic health records system at eight clinics in Oregon2014$80,000
Health and ScienceSaint Alphonsus Foundation - Baker CityBaker CityCreate a hospital-based breast health center to expand breast cancer screening and outreach programs for women in rural Baker County2014$26,680
HumanitiesColumbia River Maritime MuseumAstoriaRenovate two buildings to create a new conservation/collections storage facility2014$60,000
HumanitiesOregon Historical SocietyPortlandSupport programs and operations2014$100,000
HumanitiesWisdom of the Elders, Inc.PortlandImplement a culturally-tailored conservation/environmental education initiative to  engage Native American youth2014$15,000
ReligionEcumenical Ministries of OregonPortlandEngage faith communities in service for the common good, and present the 2014 Collins Lecture2014$147,500