2015 Grants

Focus AreaOrganizationCityGrant DescriptionDateAwarded
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
ArtsOregon Repertory SingersPortlandHire a new executive director to manage choral music education and performances in Portland2015$7,500
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
ArtsUmpqua Valley Arts AssociationRoseburgSupport operations and programs promoting arts education and art appreciation for residents in rural Douglas County2015$24,000
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
HumanitiesHalsey, City ofHalseyConvert the former City Hall into a public library for rural residents of Linn County2015$10,800
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
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-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-Youthp:earPortlandHire an education coordinator to expand educational programs for homeless and marginalized youth in Portland through a challenge grant2015$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-WelfareClackamas Service CenterClackamasExpand food and wraparound social services for low-income individuals and families in Clackamas County through a challenge grant2015$20,000
Community-WelfareCODA (Comprehensive Options for Drug Abusers, Inc.)PortlandRemodel 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-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-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 (frmrly Cent.Ore. Battering & Rape Alliance Victim Adv.)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
EducationSalem-Keizer Coalition for Equality, Inc.SalemExpand 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 Museum (formerly Science Center of Southern Oregon)AshlandAdd one classroom and renovate an existing classroom for K-12 science education programs in rural Southern Oregon2015$75,000
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
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
Health 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
Health 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
Health and ScienceSaint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario, Inc.OntarioPurchase and equip a medical van for nutrition and health education, health screenings, and outreach to low-income residents in rural Malheur County2015$32,880
Health 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
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