Solicited Grants (2014-Current)

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Adelante Mujeres

Project: Leadership Development for Latino families

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Forest Grove, OR

Develops leadership skills with Hispanic women and girls.  Includes a community service learning project, leadership mentoring opportunities, civic engagement, and both parent and youth leadership opportunities.

Adelante Mujeres

Project: Immigrant Solidarity and Civic Leadership Project

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Forest Grove, OR

This project will focus on the recruitment, training, and mentoring of 40 participants from our Education and Microenterprise programs, and the Washington County community to become responsive Civic Leaders.

Adelante Mujeres’ project will 1) Create a platform for advocacy for people of color to engage in local and relevant government topics. 2) Ensure that communities of color are equipped with the tools, training, and opportunities to serve in government leadership roles. 3) Promote people of color into civic leadership roles to better advocate for community needs through culturally-responsive training.


Adelante Mujeres

Project: Advancing Social & Emotional Wellness

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Forest Grove, OR

Lamb Foundation funds will help provide a community-based solution to reduce educational and health disparities through programs and community building for children and adults, ages 0-55+ throughout Washington County, OR.

Arts Council of Pendleton (Pendleton Center for the Arts)

Project: Art Rocks Teens

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Pendleton, OR

Provides general support of our free teen arts education program, Art Rocks Teens. The funding will allow us to provide 600 young people with professionally guided learning in arts history, techniques and applications.

Artula Institute for Arts and Environmental Education

Project: Washed Ashore Enhanced Volunteer Education and Recruitment

Year: 2022 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Bandon, OR

This grant will be used to increase volunteer training. Inspiring volunteers through education and development of their understanding of our mission to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways and spark positive actions.

Baker Relief Nursery

Project: "Emerging" Baker Relief Nursery

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Baker City, OR

This is a new, “emerging” relief nursery.  Provides certified relief nursery services in 2021/22 to 35 families with children age birth to 6 years, screened positive for risk factors of potential child abuse/neglect, and residing in Baker and south Union counties in Oregon.


Project: Betties360 Spring Term Program

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $5,000 Location: Portland, OR

Betties360 serves underprivileged middle school girls of low economic status and diverse ethnic backgrounds. Up to 36 girls will participate in our weekly after school program, building self-confidence and awareness through recreation and sports.

SIlver Falls

Blanchet House of Hospitality

Project: Emergency Meals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $7,000 Location: Portland, OR

Providing emergency meals to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bradley Angle

Project: Critical Operating Support for Domestic Violence Services

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR

We expect to serve 400-600 domestic abuse survivors across our core programs in 2021 with these funds. Programs are designed to provide support and assistance at every step of a survivor’s healing journey and are inclusive of all identities.

BRAVO Youth Orchestras

Project: BRAVO Rosa Parks Enrollment Growth

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $12,500 Location: Portland, OR

Provides rigorous, daily instruction for 20-24 additional students in 2nd-4th grade, including choral singing, music literacy, stringed instrument technique and full orchestra.  Provides performance opportunities in high-profile venues, hosts international caliber guest artists, celebrates cultural richness reflective of the students while maintaining a low teacher-student ratio and high student retention.  The program works to  develop executive function in our students (inhibitory control, emotional regulation, sustained focus) for improved academic outcomes and ability to achieve long-term goals.



Bridge Meadows

Project: Empowering Youth through Intergenerational Place, Permanence and Shared Social Purpose

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR


By leveraging the power of intergenerational place, permanence and shared social purpose, Bridge Meadows’ residents create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Since April 2011, the former foster youth, adoptive parents and low-income elders who call Bridge Meadows home have been working together to combat social isolation and individual vulnerability.  Anticipated impact includes: 1) Increased housing stability for children formerly in foster care and their families; 2) Children increase academic success; and 3) Parents and elders gain skills to successfully parent youth formerly in foster care.

Burns Paiute Tribe Foundation

Project: TuWaKii Nobi (Kid's House) Youth Program Initiative

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $12,550 Location: Burns, OR

Tuwakii Nobi will provide on-line after school tutoring for our Native community youth. We are continuing to offer language and cultural immersion opportunities to our youth and their families online due to COVID-19.

Burns-Paiute Tribe Foundation

Project: TuWaKee-Nobi Afterschool Program

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $12,110 Location: Burns, OR

Serves Native American youth age 5-18 and their families living in Harney County. This funding will add additional cultural programming that is a top priority for Tribal Council as well as the community.  In addition, starting in 2019, funding will be utilized for tutors so that there are more opportunities for tutoring, especially in the evenings for teenage youth.



Project: Caldera Youth Program

Year: 2024 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR

Caldera will utilize a grant from Lamb Foundation to support our Youth Program, which serves ~350 underserved learners (6th – 12th grade) in Portland and Central Oregon annually. The program mentors learners from middle school into early adulthood (~7 years) through a layered support system of artists, mentors, and environmentalists.

Cascade Forest Conservancy

Project: Young Friends of the Forest program

Year: 2019 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Portland, OR

This program brings under-served middle and high school students on exciting stewardship trips in the Cascades. In 2020, we aim to lead 15 field days with 9 schools and community organizations, serving at least 220 students.

On one- or two-day outings, students in our program learn about forest ecology, take part in restoration projects, and collect information that is used for real forest and wildlife management efforts of Cascade Forest Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service.

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