2015 Grants

Focus AreaOrganizationCityGrant DescriptionDateAwarded
ArtsAstoria Music FestivalAstoriaSupport festival programs on the northern Oregon coast and year-round capacity-building activities2015$10,000
ArtsHand2Mouth TheatrePortlandProduce "Time, A Fair Hustler," an original play exploring the evolution of Portland's at-risk, homeless, and LGBTQ youth culture2015$8,000
ArtsLiberty Restoration, Inc.AstoriaComplete restorations on the second floor of the historic Liberty Theater to enhance functionality for performers and audiences in rural Clatsop County2015$15,000
ArtsMetropolitan Youth SymphonyPortlandDevelop musicianship through concerts and conduct outreach to low-income schools in the Portland area2015$12,000
ArtsNorthwest Children's Theater and SchoolPortlandSupport operations, performances, and theater arts programs for children, including those with special needs, in the greater Portland area2015$15,000
ArtsOregon Repertory SingersPortlandHire a new executive director to manage choral music education and performances in Portland2015$7,500
ArtsPeter Britt Gardens Music and Arts Festival AssociationMedfordSupport the Classical Festival in rural Jacksonville and increase access for underserved adults, seniors, and students2015$17,000
ArtsPHAME AcademyPortlandLaunch a Portland-area leadership development and community engagement program for young and older adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities2015$15,000
ArtsPortland PlayhousePortlandProduce "Mr. Burns - A Post-Electric Play" for Portland-area audiences2015$15,000
ArtsPortland Youth Philharmonic AssociationPortlandProvide education and outreach programs for young musicians and school audiences2015$15,000
ArtsRoss Ragland TheaterKlamath FallsProvide outreach and arts education programs for underserved rural children and youth in the Klamath Basin region2015$10,000
ArtsSiletz Bay Music FestivalLincoln CitySupport Summer Festival staffing, concerts, and community outreach to rural audiences and visitors to the Lincoln City area2015$6,000
ArtsThird Rail Repertory TheatrePortlandSupport programs and operations for audiences in the greater Portland area2015$12,000
ArtsUmpqua Valley Arts AssociationRoseburgSupport operations and programs promoting arts education and art appreciation for residents in rural Douglas County2015$24,000
Children-YouthAlbertina Kerr CentersPortlandRenovate a building on the Gresham campus to increase coordination and delivery of mental health services to children and their families2015$150,000
Children-YouthArc of Lane CountySpringfieldPurchase technology and sensory equipment for facilities in Springfield and Eugene serving school-age children with complex cognitive needs, many of whom need behavioral or medical support2015$22,000
Children-YouthBustin' BarriersPortlandProvide adaptive sports and arts activities and socialization for children with disabilities and their families in the greater Portland area2015$8,000
Children-YouthCASA of Marion CountySalemHire a full-time program manager position to increase organizational capacity and serve more children at-risk of abuse and neglect in Marion County2015$45,000
Children-YouthHands and Voices of OregonPortlandSupport a peer-based resource and information network to assist and connect parents of Oregon children with hearing disabilities2015$2,000
Children-YouthHeart of Oregon CorpsBendEmploy at-risk teens to restore public lands through a summer conservation program in Central Oregon2015$12,000
Children-YouthJ Bar J Youth ServicesBendProvide Big Brothers Big Sisters community-based mentoring for at-risk youth in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties2015$15,000
Children-YouthNorthwest Family ServicesPortlandIncrease staff positions to implement a curriculum in middle and high schools to prevent human trafficking in Portland2015$50,000
Children-YouthOregon CASA NetworkSpringfieldProvide programs to ensure quality standards and sustainability for CASA programs across Oregon2015$20,000
Children-Youthp:earPortlandHire an education coordinator to expand educational programs for homeless and marginalized youth in Portland through a challenge grant2015$75,000
Community-WelfareAlbina Opportunities CorporationPortlandExpand financial lending services for underserved women-, minority-, and immigrant-owned businesses in the Portland area2015$75,000
Community-WelfareAmerican Red Cross, Oregon Trail ChapterPortlandPurchase a new bloodmobile to serve Southern Oregon communities2015$75,000
Community-WelfareBenton Furniture ShareCorvallisIncrease staffing levels to expand furniture redistribution to vulnerable, low-income households in Linn and Benton counties and surrounding rural areas2015$12,000
Community-WelfareBethlehem InnBendProvide shelter and support services for homeless individuals and families in Central Oregon through a challenge match2015$20,000
Community-WelfareBreast FriendsTigardHire a healthcare liaison position to conduct outreach across Oregon and increase the organization’s capacity to serve women battling cancer2015$25,000
Community-WelfareClackamas Service CenterClackamasExpand food and wraparound social services for low-income individuals and families in Clackamas County through a challenge grant2015$20,000
Community-WelfareCODAPortlandRemodel a facility to expand treatment services for adults with substance abuse and mental health issues in the greater Portland area2015$104,645
Community-WelfareGrow PortlandPortlandTransform three unused urban properties into community gardens to serve low-income and communities of color in East Portland2015$20,000
Community-WelfareThe Latino Community Association BendSustain a full-time assistant director position to oversee programs that address critical needs of low-income Latino individuals and families with limited English-language proficiency and limited formal education who live in Central Oregon2015$25,000
Community-WelfareLutheran Community Services NorthwestBeavertonProvide supportive services and transitional housing for homeless Washington County women in recovery and their children2015$10,000
Community-WelfareNative American Youth and Family CenterPortlandSupport culturally specific leadership development programs involving the African American, African Immigrant and Refugee, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American, and Slavic communities in the greater Portland area, and program administration by the Coalition of Communities of Color2015$400,000
Community-WelfareNeighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO)SpringfieldRenovate an apartment complex to provide affordable housing for underserved Lane County youth transitioning from foster care to independence2015$50,000
Community-WelfareOregon Food BankPortlandPurchase a cooler and production line equipment to improve sanitation and packing processes that increase availability of fresh produce to food-insecure Oregonians across the state2015$200,000
Community-WelfareOregon Lions Sight & Hearing FoundationPortlandSupport operation of an optical finishing lab providing eyeglasses for low-income, underinsured Oregonians statewide2015$50,000
Community-WelfareOregon Supported Living ProgramEugeneSustain a project coordinator position and expand inclusive arts and culture opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Lane County2015$30,000
Community-WelfarePortland Women's Crisis LinePortlandHire a crisis-line specialist position and upgrade technology to increase the organization’s capacity to provide crisis-line services to survivors of domestic violence in Multnomah County2015$31,000
Community-WelfareProject Access NOWPortlandStrengthen the shared organizational infrastructure among the collaborating organizations in the Rockwood Pathways Project to connect families in need to appropriate health, education, and social service resources in the Rockwood neighborhood2015$150,000
Community-WelfareReaching Our CommunityGrants PassAdd a .5FTE administrative assistant position to support food pantry operations for low-income families, housebound individuals, and seniors in rural Josephine County2015$23,000
Community-WelfareRebuilding Together Portland OregonPortlandProvide free home repair for low-income homeowners in Portland, primarily individuals with disabilities, the elderly, and veterans2015$5,000
Community-WelfareRebuilding Together Washington CountyBeavertonProvide free home repair for low-income homeowners in Washington County, primarily individuals with disabilities, the elderly, and veterans2015$5,000
Community-WelfareSaving Grace Imagine Life Without Violence BendSupport a lethality protocol to provide on-call and follow-up services to individuals at high risk for escalation of domestic violence in Central Oregon2015$20,000
Community-WelfareSpecial Olympics OregonPortlandImplement a year-round fitness and nutrition initiative for individuals with intellectual disabilities2015$75,000
Community-WelfareSt. Andrew Legal ClinicPortlandProvide access to legal services for low-income working adults and families in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia, and Yamhill counties2015$25,000
Community-WelfareSt. Vincent de Paul Society of BendBendRenovate a retail building that supports assistance programs for low-income and distressed individuals and families in the Bend area2015$14,000
EducationOregon Episcopal SchoolPortlandConstruct a new building to serve pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students in the greater Portland area2015$250,000
EducationSalem-Keizer Coalition for EqualitySalemExpand early learning and parent engagement programs for low-income Latino families with young children in the Salem-Keizer School District2015$60,000
EducationScienceWorks Hands-On MuseumAshlandAdd one classroom and renovate an existing classroom for K-12 science education programs in rural Southern Oregon2015$75,000
EducationTeaching Preschool PartnersGladstoneHire a mentor teacher position for demonstration preschools promoting best education practices for at-risk children, including those with special needs, in low-income east Multnomah County neighborhoods2015$30,000
EducationTucker-Maxon Oral SchoolPortlandUpgrade the school’s FM transmitter/receiver system for Portland-area students with hearing loss or impairment2015$30,000
EnvironmentLeach Garden FriendsPortlandHire a .75FTE volunteer coordinator to expand and diversify the volunteer corps with representatives from local Vietnamese, Latino, and Slavic communities to assist with the construction of a new botanical garden2015$82,000
EnvironmentNorthwest Earth InstitutePortlandSupport operations to engage Oregonians in activities that promote sustainability and social justice2015$25,000
EnvironmentWild Salmon CenterPortlandCreate and implement a replicable model to ensure the health of wild coho ecosystems while sustaining working timber and agricultural lands in Oregon's coastal areas2015$20,000
EnvironmentWillamette RiverkeeperPortlandRestore native vegetation on Norwood Island and provide education and conservation opportunities to the public2015$35,000
HumanitiesEnterprise Public LibraryEnterpriseConstruct an addition and install a lift to provide full library access to individuals with mobility issues in rural Wallowa County2015$50,000
HumanitiesCity of HalseyHalseyConvert the former City Hall into a public library for rural residents of Linn County2015$10,800
HumanitiesKnow Your CityPortlandIncrease a program coordinator position to facilitate more multidisciplinary art programs that connect individuals to the historical, cultural, social, and political character of Portland2015$10,000
HumanitiesKukatononPortlandSupport programs and operations that provide arts education and cultural enrichment for Portland-area children who are predominantly from African and African-American families, many of whom are low-income2015$5,000
HumanitiesMaxville Heritage Interpretive CenterEnterpriseSupport a half-time executive director position to build organizational capacity and coordinate programs in rural Wallowa County that preserve and share the history of multi-ethnic logging communities in Oregon2015$15,000
HumanitiesOregon Historical SocietyPortlandUpgrade digital management technology and increase staffing to improve public access to collections2015$200,000
HumanitiesOregon Poetry AssociationPortlandSupport the Oregon Student Poetry Contest for students across the state2015$1,600
HumanitiesRASIKA Society for Arts of IndiaPortlandProduce an original multidisciplinary dance performance that introduces traditional East Indian dance forms and culture to Portland area audiences2015$7,000
HumanitiesSouthern Oregon Film SocietyAshlandSupport programs and operations to ensure organizational sustainability and provide cultural enrichment for audiences in the rural Ashland area2015$25,000
HumanitiesFriends of TimberlinePortlandUpgrade lighting and electrical systems to illuminate artwork displays in the historic Timberline Lodge2015$35,000
ReligionEcumenical Ministries of OregonPortlandPresent the 2015 Collins lecture, support operations, and engage faith communities statewide in service to culturally diverse, at-risk youth, adults, and families struggling with poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity, through a challenge grant2015$150,000
Heath and ScienceHealthy UCave JunctionExpand fitness and nutrition classes, and health-promoting events for low-income residents and individuals with disabilities and/or compromised health in rural Illinois Valley2015$24,936
Heath and SciencePlanned Parenthood Health Services of Southwestern OregonEugeneTrain staff to implement technology and expand reproductive and primary care services to more low-income and/or newly insured youth and adults, and members of LGBTQ and Hispanic communities in Southwestern Oregon2015$50,000
Heath and ScienceSaint Alphonsus Medical Center - OntarioOntarioPurchase and equip a medical van for nutrition and health education, health screenings, and outreach to low-income residents in rural Malheur County2015$32,880
Heath and ScienceSouthwest Community Health CenterPortlandSupport operations and programs providing medical services for low-income and uninsured individuals in Southwest Portland and Hillsboro.2015$25,000