October 2018 Grants

This month, The Collins Foundation trustees approved 20 multi-year grants and 16 single-year grants, totalling nearly $2 million awarded across seven program areas.


Artists Repertory Theatre -- $45,000 over 1 year to support operations and artistic programs for audiences in Portland

COSA, Inc.  (Central Oregon Symphony Association) -- $10,500 over 1 year to collaborate with the Burns Paiute Tribe to create and produce the "Malheur Symphony" for audiences in rural Harney County

New Expressive Works -- $35,000 over 2 years to strengthen organizational capacity and staffing to enhance and expand residency programs for diverse artists in Multnomah County


Rogue Pack -- $6,500 over 1 year to support operations and artistic programs for diverse youth in the Portland area, including foster and adjudicated youth and youth with disabilities


Children & Youth

Jackson County SART -- $50,000 over 2 years to revise a sexual violence prevention curriculum to improve cultural responsiveness for K-12 students in Jackson County, including Latino and LGBTQ youth

Juliette's House -- $15,000 over 1 year to hire a child therapist to provide trauma informed services for families and children impacted by abuse and violence in rural Yamhill County

Relief Nursery, Inc. -- $110,000 over 3 Years to provide culturally responsive therapeutic classroom and outreach services to low-income Native American children and their families in Lane County


Community Welfare

CAPACES Leadership Institute -- $60,000 over 2 years to provide immigration services to low-income Latino farmworkers

Centro Latino Americano -- $90,000 over 3 Years to provide culturally-specific training to low-income Latino parents in Eugene to advocate for the health and education needs of their families

Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) -- $10,000 over 1 year to support operations and programs to advance social justice in Lane County through a challenge match

Community Alliance of Tenants -- $55,000 over 1 year to support operations and leadership programs serving low-income people of color statewide

Habitat for Humanity of Oregon -- $85,000 over 1 year to provide funding, training, and technical assistance to Habitat affiliates, positioning them to provide housing and home repair assistance to low-income families, people of color, and rural residents statewide

Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance -- $30,000 over 1 year to provide support groups for low-income survivors of domestic violence and their children in rural Josephine County

Macdonald Center (Maybelle Center for Community) -- $20,000 over 1 year to support operations, equity work, and services to reduce isolation for low-income people with disabilities in supportive housing in Multnomah County

MACG Vision (Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good) -- $30,000 over 1 year to expand leadership development and civic engagement programs serving low-income, Latino, and immigrant communities in Clackamas and Washington Counties

Next Door, Inc. -- $40,000 over 1 year to renovate a new facility in The Dalles to expand culturally responsive services and alternative education for low-income youth and families of rural Wasco County

Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) -- $70,000 over 3 Years to provide staffing to coordinate the Housing Matters Union County coalition working to address barriers to shelter and affordable housing for low-income and homeless people in rural Union County

Northwest Family Services -- $80,000 over 3 Years to support a culturally responsive shelter and services for low-income immigrant and Latina survivors of domestic violence and their children in Clackamas County

Northwest Pilot Project -- $30,000 over 1 year to provide housing and support services to low-income seniors, primarily seniors with disabilities, at risk of and experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County.

Peoples Action Institute (Main Street Alliance) -- $50,000 over 2 years to support staffing to launch small business leadership teams of Latino business owners in Deschutes, Lane, and Marion Counties

Rogue Retreat -- $35,000 over 1 year to expand supportive housing and wraparound services for homeless adults in Jackson County

Self Enhancement, Inc. (for Portland African American Leadership Forum) -- $120,000 over 3 Years to support operations and culturally-specific programs to improve outcomes for low-income African American communities in the Portland area

Skipping Stones (for NAACP Eugene-Springfield Branch #1119) -- $55,000 over 2 years to expand staffing and community center hours to strengthen programs serving Lane County's African American community

St. Vincent De Paul Society of Lane County, Inc. -- $50,000 over 2 years to hire a shelter services program director to oversee and strengthen services and programs for homeless youth and families in Lane County

Transition Projects, Inc. -- $75,000 over 2 years to expand peer mentor training, professional development, and job placement primarily for people of color and people with disabilities with lived homeless experience in Multnomah County



Mid-Valley Healthcare, Inc. (Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital) -- $60,000 over 2 years to hire an education coordinator to mentor low-income high school and college students of color in rural Linn County pursuing education and careers in healthcare

Native American Youth and Family Center -- $180,000 over 3 Years to support a career skills coach position to improve graduation and college-going rates among low-income students of color, primarily Native American students, in Multnomah County 

Resolutions Northwest -- $60,000 over 2 years to create online racial equity education and training resources to provide access to rural communities statewide

Social Venture Partners Portland  -- $110,000 over 2 years to expand and strengthen culturally-specific early childhood education programs serving low-income children of color in Multnomah County



Columbia Slough Watershed Council (for Nadaka Nature Park) -- $35,000 over 1 year to support staffing for culturally responsive environmental education programs focused on communities of color in the Rockwood and Wilkes East neighborhoods of Multnomah County

Friends of the Straub Environmental Learning Center -- $63,000 over 3 Years to build organizational capacity and cultural responsiveness to better serve students of color and their families in Marion County


Health & Science

HIV Alliance -- $35,000 over 2 years to provide HIV and hepatitis C prevention and education programs primarily for LGBTQ and low-income communities in Lane, Douglas, Josephine, Curry, and Marion Counties

Wallace Medical Concern -- $40,000 over 2 years to launch a new program to improve housing stability and health outcomes for low income patients of color with complex medical and behavioral problems in Multnomah County



Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon -- $80,000 over 1 year to support a collaborative of five Oregon tribes to document the loss of cultural and tribal traditions due to contamination of the lower Willamette River

Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. -- $60,000 over 3 Years to train low-income Native American youth and adults in horticultural and agricultural career pathways and launch a Native plant nursery in Marion County

Women's Civic Improvement League (KPOV) -- $7,000 over 1 year to purchase a new radio transmitter to broadcast diverse community radio programs to listeners in Deschutes County