2017 Grants

Focus AreaOrganizationCityGrant DescriptionAwardGrant Term
ArtsCascade School of MusicBendDevelop a comprehensive and inclusive plan to engage low-income students, youth with disabilities, and students of color in Cascade School of Music's education programs in Central Oregon$12,000.001 Year Grant
ArtsCoHo ProductionsPortlandProduce “Playhouse Creatures” for audiences in Portland$5,000.001 Year Grant
ArtsIllinois Valley Community Development OrganizationCave JunctionProvide after-school theater and dance programs and performance opportunities to K-12 students in a rural, underresourced area of Josephine County$20,000.002 Year Grant
ArtsLatino NetworkPortlandProvide culturally-specific arts and culture programs for Latino youth and adults in Multnomah County$70,000.001 Year Grant
ArtsMediaRitesPortlandSupport Theatre Diaspora’s culturally specific programs to include more Asian American and Pacific Islander playwrights and actors in Portland's theater landscape$8,000.001 Year Grant
ArtsMetropolitan Youth SymphonyPortlandProvide music education and performances to develop musicianship among racially and economically diverse youth in the Portland area$12,000.001 Year Grant
ArtsMiracle Theatre GroupPortlandSupport culturally specific theatre productions and Latino arts and culture programs for diverse audiences across Oregon, and capital improvements at the organization's facility in Portland$150,000.003 Year Grant
ArtsNorthwest Children's Theater and SchoolPortlandSupport youth-oriented theater programs and operations in the Portland area$15,000.001 Year Grant
ArtsOregon Contemporary TheatreEugeneSupport performances, operations, and arts education programs for youth and adults in the Eugene area$12,000.001 Year Grant
ArtsPortland Symphonic ChoirPortlandSupport a collaborative project and performance with Portland Public Schools  to enhance choral music education and career development for high school students$10,000.001 Year Grant
ArtsRoss Ragland TheaterKlamath FallsProvide in-school and theater-based arts education programs to serve K-12 students in the rural Klamath Basin region$8,800.001 Year Grant
ArtsSiletz Bay Music FestivalLincoln CitySupport free community outreach concerts to engage audiences of varying ages and income levels in Lincoln City$7,000.001 Year Grant
ArtsSowelu TheaterPortlandProduce “The Crackwalker,” an original play about individuals with disabilities and the challenges of mental illness, for Portland audiences$7,000.001 Year Grant
ArtsUmpqua Symphony AssociationRoseburgSupport Following Strings to Success, a comprehensive music education program for young musicians participating in the Douglas County Youth Orchestra$10,000.001 Year Grant
Children -YouthAshland Family YMCAAshlandRestore and recommission Camp Low Echo to expand residential camp and environmental education programs serving Southern Oregon youth and families$75,000.001 Year Grant
Children -YouthCamp Fire ColumbiaPortlandProvide youth development and mentoring primarily for students of color attending middle schools in low-income Portland neighborhoods, and support the organization's continuing equity work$30,000.001 Year Grant
Children -YouthCASA of Clackamas CountyOregon CityStrengthen the peer coordinator model to recruit and retain more volunteer advocates and increase the number of foster children served in Clackamas County$35,000.002 Year Grant
Children -YouthCASA of Polk CountyDallasSupport volunteer management capacity building to increase the number of foster children served in Polk County$32,000.002 Year Grant
Children -YouthCondon Child CareCondonConstruct the Early Education and Child Care Center to serve families in rural Gilliam and Wheeler Counties$60,000.001 Year Grant
Children -YouthHeart of Oregon CorpsBendSupport training, youth employment, and forestland restoration work performed by a culturally diverse mix of teens drawn from rural Central Oregon communities$12,000.001 Year Grant
Children -YouthOCF's Early Childhood Funders Learning CirclePortlandSupport a joint investment opportunity for childcare workforce development$150,000.003 Year Grant
Children -YouthProcess Work InstitutePortlandDeliver a week-long leadership development intensive to a multiracial, culturally and economically diverse group of Portland-area teens$10,000.001 Year Grant
Children -YouthSchoolhouse SuppliesPortlandIncrease staffing levels to expand distribution of donated school supplies to students from low-income families in the Portland, Parkrose, and David Douglas School Districts$20,000.002 Year Grant
Children -YouthTLC-TnT (Tender Loving Care, Think and Try)PortlandSupport peer mentor positions for a culturally diverse corps of teens and young adults who plan, coordinate, and supervise enrichment activities at a day camp serving K-8 students from culturally diverse, low-income North Portland families$5,000.001 Year Grant
Children -YouthYouth Empowerment ShelterThe DallesSupport personal advisor positions to facilitate wraparound services for runaway and homeless youth in the rural mid-Columbia region$20,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareAdelante MujeresForest GroveConstruct classroom spaces, community rooms, and a playground in the agency's new headquarters to serve low-income Latina immigrants and their families$150,000.002 Year Grant
Community - WelfareBend 2030BendSupport staffing and outreach to strengthen representation from low-income Latino, senior, veteran, disability, and neighborhood association communities in civic policy and planning decisions$15,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareBethlehem InnBendConstruct the new Family Residence and Service Hub to enhance services for more homeless families and individuals in Central Oregon$125,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareCatholic CharitiesPortlandProvide bridge funding for Catholic Charities' Refugee Resettlement Program, to retain refugee resettlement case management staff$35,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareClay Street TablePortlandHire a resource specialist to establish a sustainable operational infrastructure for a volunteer-driven meal and pantry program serving homeless and other low-income individuals in Portland$40,000.003 Year Grant
Community - WelfareCommunity VisionPortlandConstruct the Seven Corners Community Collaborative facility to house wraparound services and an assistive technology lab serving individuals with disabilities in Multnomah County$75,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareConstructing Hope Pre-Apprenticeship ProgramPortlandEstablish an operations manager position to expand workforce development and career readiness programs for low-income people of color and formerly incarcerated people seeking entry into the construction industry$84,000.003 Year Grant
Community - WelfareDowntown LanguagesSpringfieldSupport Pilas!, a school readiness, family-focused literacy and English language acquisition program serving low-income, immigrant Latino families with pre-K through middle school-age children in Lane County$10,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareEcumenical Ministries of OregonPortlandProvide bridge funding for EMO's SOAR program, to retain refugee resettlement case management staff$35,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareEcumenical Ministries of OregonPortlandPresent the 2017 Collins Lecture, support operations, and provide a 1:1 challenge match to engage faith communities statewide in service to culturally diverse youth, adults, and families impacted by poverty$150,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareGrantmakers of Oregon and Southwest WashingtonPortlandBuild organizational capacity through a period of executive transition and growth$25,000.003 Year Grant
Community - WelfareInnovative ChangesPortlandSupport participation in an equity & inclusion learning cohort$11,040.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareJewish Family & Child ServicePortlandSupport wraparound services and operations serving low-income adults, families, and seniors in the Portland area, primarily from Jewish and immigrant communities$15,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareJunction City Local AidJunction CitySupport a part-time warehouse manager position to coordinate donated food, clothing, and supplies for low-income individuals and families in rural Lane County$10,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareLiving OpportunitiesMedfordUpgrade and expand a fleet of vehicles to provide transportation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Rogue Valley$35,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareLiving YogaPortlandImplement a team-teaching model for free youth classes held in correctional facilities, treatment centers, mental health facilities, and transitional centers in the Portland area$12,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareLutheran Community Services NorthwestPortlandBridge funding to support LCSNW's Refugee Resettlement Program, to retain refugee resettlement case management staff$35,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareMaybelle Center for CommunityPortlandEstablish a volunteer coordinator position to expand services for isolated veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities living in low-income housing in Portland$30,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareMaybelle Center for CommunityPortlandSupport participation in an equity & inclusion learning cohort$11,040.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareMetropolitan Public Defender ServicesPortlandHire two attorneys for the Immigrant Protection Project$40,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareMid-Valley Literacy CenterSalemExpand the Workplace English as a Second Language program to improve employment opportunities for Latinos and other recent immigrants and refugees in the Willamette Valley region$15,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareNAMI OregonPortlandCertify and train bilingual volunteers to deliver a culturally-specific mental heath literacy curriculum to Latino families, and train new instructors to expand mental health literacy and resource information for service providers$10,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfarePortland Homeless Family SolutionsPortlandEstablish housing specialist and retention specialist positions to assist homeless families in Multnomah County to find and retain stable housing$50,000.002 Year Grant
Community - WelfareProject BlessingReedsportSupport capital improvements related to building access, volunteer and client safety, and flood prevention at a food pantry serving residents in rural Douglas County$8,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareQ CenterPortlandSupport *eRa* programs to increase social engagement, self-expression, and quality of life for LGBTQ individuals, ages 55+ in Portland$15,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareRebuilding Together Washington CountyBeavertonProvide free home repair for low-income mobile home owners in Washington County, primarily individuals with disabilities, the elderly, and veterans$5,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareRefugee Disability Benefits OregonPortlandProvide legal representation and advocacy for refugees with disabilities residing in Oregon who are seeking approval for disability status from the Social Security Administration$20,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareRogue RetreatMedfordSupport operations to provide housing and case management for homeless individuals and families in Jackson County$15,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareRural Development InitiativesEugeneExpand Pasos al Exito, a culturally responsive microenterprise training for low-income, Latino immigrant entrepreneurs in Tillamook and Yamhill Counties$60,000.002 Year Grant
Community - WelfareSociety of St. Vincent de Paul La PineLa PineConstruct a new thrift store addition to support operations of a community food pantry and social service programs for low-income residents of rural Deschutes County$40,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareStreet RootsPortlandExpand staffing to employ more low-income vendors, many of whom are homeless or who have disabilities, and increase their access to social services in the Portland area$65,000.003 Year Grant
Community - WelfareVOZ Workers' Rights Education ProjectPortlandStrengthen workforce development training and education programs primarily serving Latino immigrants, and raise the profile of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Worker Center in Portland$30,000.001 Year Grant
Community - WelfareWomen's Foundation of OregonPortlandSupport a Momentum Fellow position$20,000.002 Year Grant
EducationElevate OregonPortlandSupport culturally responsive, school-based, teacher/mentor programs that promote academic achievement, personal responsibility, and resilience among Portland-area youth, primarily from low-income communities of color$50,000.001 Year Grant
EducationI Have a Dream FoundationPortlandSupport the Dreamer Project to provide holistic, wraparound services to improve educational outcomes for the entire student body at Alder Elementary in Rockwood, a low-income, culturally diverse neighborhood$180,000.003 Year Grant
EducationPortland YouthbuildersPortlandSupport participation in an equity & inclusion learning cohort$11,040.001 Year Grant
EducationFriends of Saturday AcademyPortlandSupport participation in an equity & inclusion learning cohort$11,040.001 Year Grant
EnvironmentConfluence Environmental CenterPortlandEstablish an executive director position to strengthen organizational infrastructure and formalize internal equity practices to promote environmental health and social justice leadership in Multnomah County$55,000.002 Year Grant
EnvironmentEnvironmental Education Association of OregonMcMinnvilleImplement a regional framework for inclusive environmental education, and deliver equity trainings to leaders in the environmental education community$40,000.001 Year Grant
EnvironmentJohnson Creek Watershed AssociationMilwaukieHire bilingual interns from immigrant and refugee communities to lead and coordinate culturally focused community engagement activities for their respective community members$10,000.001 Year Grant
EnvironmentKlamath Lake Land TrustKlamath FallsPurchase and restore 15 acres of critical habitat along the Sprague River, build an interpretive trail, and continue restoration of 300 acres in a critical conservation corridor in Southern Oregon$25,000.001 Year Grant
EnvironmentNorthwest Earth InstitutePortlandSupport programs and operations to educate and engage organizations and individuals in sustainability practices$20,000.001 Year Grant
EnvironmentFriends of Tryon Creek ParkPortlandSupport internal work and community engagement with culturally specific organizations to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into organizational practice$20,000.001 Year Grant
EnvironmentTualatin RiverkeepersTualatinSupport programs and operations to make watershed conservation more inclusive of and responsive to communities of color$30,000.003 Year Grant
EnvironmentWallowa Land TrustEnterpriseSupport a conservation director position to implement a strategic conservation plan to preserve the environmental, historical, cultural, and agricultural resources of rural Wallowa County$45,000.003 Year Grant
EnvironmentWallowa ResourcesEnterpriseBuild organizational capacity to expand partnerships, community development work, and sustainable stewardship of natural resources in eight rural counties$80,000.002 Year Grant
Health and ScienceCascade AIDS ProjectPortlandRenovate a building to create the LGBTQ+ Health Center providing culturally relevant primary care, mental health, and medical services for LGBTQ individuals in the Portland area$130,000.003 Year Grant
Health and ScienceCascadia Behavioral HealthcarePortlandDevelop the Garlington Health and Wellness Center to deliver mental health and addiction services integrated with primary care and wellness services for low-income individuals in Northeast Portland$125,000.001 Year Grant
Health and ScienceCentral City ConcernPortlandConstruct the Eastside Health and Housing Center in Portland to provide medical and mental health services and affordable housing for homeless and very low-income adults with substance use disorders or medical conditions$325,000.002 Year Grant
Health and ScienceClackamas Volunteers in MedicineOregon CitySupport operations and programs providing free primary and chronic care services in Clackamas County for uninsured and underinsured individuals, primarily in the Latino and Pacific Islander communities$25,000.001 Year Grant
Health and ScienceSusan G. Komen Breast Cancer FoundationPortlandIncrease breast cancer awareness and reduce the number of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses among Latinas in Oregon$80,000.002 Year Grant
Health and ScienceVirginia Garcia Memorial FoundationCorneliusConstruct the Beaverton Wellness Center to expand culturally appropriate medical, behavioral health, and dental services primarily for Latino individuals and families in Washington County$190,000.002 Year Grant
Health and ScienceVolunteers in Medicine Clinic of the CascadesBendSupport participation in an equity & inclusion learning cohort$11,040.001 Year Grant
HumanitiesChetco Historical Memorial ProjectBrookingsCommission and install an interpretive panel to commemorate the heritage of the Chetco Indians on the site of their historic village at the mouth of the Chetco River in Brookings$14,230.001 Year Grant
HumanitiesCornelius Public LibraryCorneliusConstruct the new Cornelius Public Library to serve a diverse community that includes Latino and low-income Washington County households$90,000.001 Year Grant
HumanitiesJosephy Center for Arts and CultureJosephSupport programs and exhibits featuring the diversity of rural Wallowa County arts, history, and culture$31,000.002 Year Grant
HumanitiesLan Su Chinese GardenPortlandPromote Chinese arts and humanities and collaborate with a diverse mix of cultural organizations to engage children and families in Portland$20,000.001 Year Grant
HumanitiesMedia Institute for Social ChangePortlandRemodel the organization's CITIZEN space to create a dedicated classroom for audio and film production trainings and to further community engagement$5,000.001 Year Grant
HumanitiesOregon HumanitiesPortlandSupport programs and operations to promote civic dialogue and critical thinking across communities in rural and urban Oregon$18,000.001 Year Grant
HumanitiesSitka Center for Art & EcologyOtisUpgrade and integrate a new server, database, and website to gain efficiencies in operations and student enrollment processes$20,000.001 Year Grant