2018 Grants

Focus AreaOrganizationCityGrant DescriptionAwardGrant Term
ArtsBroadway Rose Theatre CompanyTigardSupport a bilingual, bicultural Latina engagement coordinator to increase diversity throughout the organization and in programming$25,0002 Year Grant
ArtsChamber Music NorthwestPortlandSupport year-round music programs, outreach, and operations in the Portland area featuring a diversity of chamber music and musicians$15,0001 Year Grant
ArtsJim Pepper Native Arts FestivalPortlandPilot a culturally-specific, multidisciplinary arts and culture program for Native American students in the Portand area$35,0002 Year Grant
ArtsMetropolitan Youth SymphonyPortlandProvide music education and performances to develop musicianship among racially and economically diverse K-12 youth in the Portland area$30,0002 Year Grant
ArtsMorpheus Youth ProjectPortlandSupport operations and culturally responsive programs to engage and inspire low-income youth of color and incarcerated young people through the arts$30,0002 Year Grant
ArtsNorthwest Professional Dance ProjectPortlandSupport operations, community classes, professional dance training, and contemporary dance performances in the Portland area featuring works by established and emerging choreographers$25,0001 Year Grant
ArtsPainted Sky, Inc.PortlandPromote traditional dance instruction and Native arts and culture programs that connect reservation- and urban-based Native American youth in Oregon to their Native cultural roots$10,0001 Year Grant
ArtsPortland Gay Men's Chorus, Inc.PortlandPresent choral concerts and programs that celebrate LGBTQ diversity and international solidarity with the Beijing Queer Chorus$25,0001 Year Grant
ArtsPortland Youth Philharmonic AssociationPortlandDevelop a comprehensive equity plan to strengthen operations and programs providing music education to youth in the Portland area$12,0001 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$10,0001 Year Grant
Children & YouthABC House Inc.AlbanyHire a clinical services manager to expand child abuse assessments and support services for Benton and Linn Counties$60,0002 Year Grant
Children & YouthArc of Lane CountySpringfieldHire a part-time job developer to launch a workforce development program serving Lane County youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities$20,0001 Year Grant
Children & YouthBoys & Girls Club of Western Lane CountyFlorenceRenovate a facility to expand teen center programs primarily serving low-income youth in rural Lane County$35,0001 Year Grant
Children & YouthCircus Project, ThePortlandEnhance Social Circus empowerment and socialization programs for students attending schools in low-income neighborhoods, youth of color in culturally-specific programs, and young adults experiencing or at risk of homelessness$30,0002 Year Grant
Children & YouthElkton Community Education CenterElktonProvide training and work opportunities for high school youth and young adults in rural Douglas County$15,0001 Year Grant
Children & YouthHealthy MovesEugeneExpand a trainers-in-residence program to integrate strength training, yoga, and movement activities engaging elementary students attending under-resourced Lane County schools$15,0001 Year Grant
Children & YouthKids Unlimited of OregonMedfordPurchase stage equipment and technology to create a performance center to serve low-income children and families in Medford$85,0001 Year Grant
Children & YouthPlayworks Education EnergizedPortlandExpand school-based coaching programs to support physical activity and positive socialization at elementary schools in low-income Portland-area neighborhoods and in rural communities across Oregon$40,0002 Year Grant
Children & YouthStrengthening Rural FamiliesPhilomathExpand community-based early learning, parenting, and youth programs in rural Benton County communities$30,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareBienestar Inc.HillsboroHire a housing development coordinator and part-time office manager, and provide in-house training to build capacity to develop affordable housing for low-income Latino families in Washington County$100,0002 Year Grant
Community WelfareBridge MeadowsPortlandSupport operations and onsite programs at affordable housing communities serving adoptive families, children formerly in foster care, and elders in Portland and Beaverton$50,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareCity Club of PortlandPortlandTransform operational and programmatic practices to increase diversity, inclusion, and equity in civic engagement programs for Portland area residents$60,0002 Year Grant
Community WelfareClackamas Women's ServicesOregon CitySupport staff positions for a transitional housing program serving Latina survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Clackamas County$40,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareCoalition of Communities of ColorPortlandExpand capacity for communities of color to design, conduct, and analyze community-based research projects$200,0003 Year Grant
Community WelfareConsumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern OregonMedfordExpand financial literacy programs for low-to-moderate-income individuals in rural areas of Jackson County$10,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareCoos CaresCoos BaySupport first-year operations and supportive programming at a transitional housing facility serving low-income families in rural Coos County$30,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareDowntown English (d.b.a. Downtown Languages)SpringfieldSupport a culturally-specific family literacy program primarily serving low-income Latino immigrant families in Lane County$15,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareDress for Success of OregonPortlandWork with nonprofit partners to develop trainings for businesses to hire and retain a diverse female workforce in the Portland area$50,0002 Year Grant
Community WelfareEcumenical Ministries of OregonPortlandPresent the 2018 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$150,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareEuvalcreeOntarioSupport leadership, advocacy, and civic engagement programs for Latino individuals and families in rural Malheur County$100,0002 Year Grant
Community WelfareFamily Justice Center of Washington CountyBeavertonHire a part-time volunteer coordinator to serve adult and child survivors of domestic violence in Washington County$24,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareHarbor, The Inc.AstoriaSupport operations and staffing at a new confidential shelter in Astoria for individuals and families escaping domestic violence$20,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareHuerto de la Familia - Family GardenEugeneExpand organic gardening and health programs to promote food justice for more low-income, Eugene-area Latino families$30,0002 Year Grant
Community WelfareJunction City Local AidJunction CitySupport staffing and programs to provide basic service assistance to more low-income residents in rural Junction City and the surrounding area$10,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareLatino NetworkPortlandSupport operations and programs serving Latino youth and adults during a period of rapid growth, and provide leadership training and networking for emerging Latino leaders across the state$105,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareLuke-DorfTigardHire a half-time employment specialist to expand NorthStar's workforce supports to adults with mental illness in the Portland area$30,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareMACG Vision (Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good)Portland $10,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareMetroEast Community MediaGreshamProvide digital literacy classes and resources at no cost for low-income, culturally diverse residents in the Rockwood neighborhood, including immigrants and refugees$55,0002 Year Grant
Community WelfareMonument Senior CitizensLong CreekPurchase a commercial dishwasher and commercial mixer for a community center serving residents in a remote, rural area of Grant County$13,7601 Year Grant
Community WelfareNonprofit Association of OregonPortlandSupport programs to strengthen the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of Oregon nonprofits$65,0002 Year Grant
Community WelfareNorthwest Family ServicesPortland $12,6171 Year Grant
Community WelfareOasis Shelter Home, Inc.Gold BeachPurchase a vehicle to provide reliable transportation for clients experiencing or at risk of domestic and sexual violence in rural Curry County$20,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareOregon Justice Resource CenterPortland $20,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfarePartnership for Safety and JusticePortlandSupport operations to promote Oregon criminal justice policy reforms that focus on prevention, rehabilitation, and the impacts on both crime survivors and those convicted of crimes$40,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareREACHKlamath FallsSupport operations to expand community-integrated employment and employment support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in rural Klamath County$70,0002 Year Grant
Community WelfareRebuilding Together Portland OregonPortlandProvide free home repair for low-income home owners in Portland, primarily individuals with disabilities, families, the elderly, and veterans$5,0001 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$5,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareTogo Community Organization of Oregon (for SACOO)PortlandSupport SACOO's culturally-specific programs and operations to provide social service and educational advocacy for the Somali American and immigrant community$55,0002 Year Grant
Community WelfareTrans*PonderEugeneSupport operations and programs to improve outcomes and opportunities for transgender and non-binary Oregonians$15,0001 Year Grant
Community WelfareWarm Springs Community Action TeamWarm SpringsRenovate the historic commissary building on the Warm Springs Reservation to create a business development center offering low-income individuals access to mentoring, technical assistance, retail shop space, and an artisan cooperative$150,0001 Year Grant
EducationAll Hands RaisedPortlandSupport operations to increase school community teams promoting equitable systems change to improve student outcomes in Portland-area schools$150,0002 Year Grant
EducationCampbell InstitutePortlandSupport a culturally responsive community healthworker project in partnership with Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization for low-income, immigrant families in the Earl Boyles Elementary School neighborhood$250,0002 Year Grant
EducationElevate OregonPortlandSupport culturally responsive, school-based, teacher/mentor programs to promote academic achievement, personal responsibility, and resilience among Portland-area youth, primarily from low-income communities of color$50,0002 Year Grant
EducationINCIGHT CompanyPortlandExpand mentoring, coaching, internship, and educational opportunities for young adults with disabilities in the Portland area$85,0003 Year Grant
EducationReading ResultsPortlandFocus on staff and mentor training and strengthen internal DEI practices to enhance reading intervention services for elementary schools serving low-income children and children of color in the greater Portland area$50,0002 Year Grant
EducationSalem-Keizer Coalition for Equality, Inc.SalemExpand culturally-specific early learning and parent engagement programs serving low-income Latino, immigrant families with young children in the mid-Willamette Valley$105,0003 Year Grant
EducationStand for Children Leadership CenterPortlandSupport district-level implementation of a statewide initiative to keep Oregon high school students in school and on track to graduation, technical training, or careers$210,0003 Year Grant
EnvironmentBeyond ToxicsEugeneSupport a collaborative project with NAACP of Lane County and Unete to advance environmental, racial, and economic justice$90,0002 Year Grant
EnvironmentHarney County Watershed CouncilHinesContract a third-party facilitator to help residents of rural Harney County with diverse water usage needs develop a collaborative community-based water management plan$18,0001 Year Grant
EnvironmentInstitute for Applied EcologyCorvallisProvide individuals at Snake River Correctional Facility an opportunity to gain science education, hands-on experience, and vocational certification restoring native species in rural Eastern Oregon$20,0001 Year Grant
EnvironmentIntertwine Alliance Foundation, ThePortlandFacilitate metro-area cohorts of environmentally-focused nonprofits, public agencies, and business organizations to address diversity, equity, and inclusion$15,0001 Year Grant
EnvironmentKlamath Outdoor Science School (KOSS)Klamath FallsPurchase and furnish yurts for youth and staff lodging at an environmental outdoor education camp in rural Klamath County$25,0001 Year Grant
EnvironmentNature Conservancy, ThePortlandRenovate the headquarters in Portland to create an energy-efficient center for the conservation movement in Oregon$170,0003 Year Grant
EnvironmentOPALPortlandIncrease civic engagement and leadership on transportation issues among low-income individuals and people of color in the Portland area$25,0001 Year Grant
EnvironmentWestern Rivers ConservancyPortlandRestore and conserve floodplain, riparian, and forest habitat in the North Santiam River Basin in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and reestablish portions of the Tribe's historic lands$75,0002 Year Grant
EnvironmentWillamette RiverkeeperPortlandConduct research and community education, and develop policy related to water quality in the Willamette River$50,0002 Year Grant
Health & ScienceAlano Club of PortlandPortlandHire an executive director to lead Oregon Recovers, a coalition of health care, mental health, and addiction recovery agencies seeking to create a coordinated, statewide addiction recovery strategy$70,0003 Year Grant
Health & ScienceCommunity Counseling SolutionsHeppnerSupport affordable oral health services for uninsured and under-insured residents of rural Grant County$10,0001 Year Grant
Health & ScienceLifeways, Inc.OntarioSupport operations for Aspen Springs, a newly constructed inpatient psychiatric facility serving individuals in rural Eastern Oregon who are experiencing a mental health crisis$80,0001 Year Grant
Health & ScienceProject QuestPortlandHire a case manager to expand a non-opioid pain management program primarily serving low-income uninsured individuals in Portland, including patients of color and LGBTQ patients$60,0002 Year Grant
Health & ScienceTrauma Healing ProjectEugeneExpand trauma-informed training and consultation programs to mitigate the impacts of traumatic experiences in the lives of Lane County residents$20,0002 Year Grant
HumanitiesBendFilmBendLaunch the Motion Picture Diversity Program at the 15th Annual BendFilm Festival, featuring Native American- and female- focused films$10,0001 Year Grant
HumanitiesOregon Public BroadcastingPortlandSupport regionally-focused programs, and upgrades to technology and the facility in Portland$175,0003 Year Grant
HumanitiesPortland Chinatown History FoundationPortlandConstruct the Portland Chinatown Museum featuring the history of early Chinese immigrants, and serving as an exhibit space for Asian & Pacific Islander communities.$35,0001 Year Grant
HumanitiesPortland Community Media (dba Open Signal)PortlandLaunch a fellowship program to provide mentorship, professional development, and access to technology and equipment for Black filmmakers$35,0001 Year Grant