The Pangaea ProjectGrant Amount: $10,000
Project: Graduate Leadership Program
Location: Portland, OR
NOTE: in 2012 The Pangaea Project merged with International Carpe Diem, which in 2013 became Carpe Mundi. The 2010 grant launched a new program to serve about 75 Pangaea Project graduates located in the Portland area, most of whom originally came from Open Meadow School, Portland Youth Builders or Mt. Scott High School. The Graduate Leadership project is designed to provide comprehensive, long-term support in a safe environment where participants can explore, grow and engage in the community while also developing an action plan to pursue post-secondary education options, internship and job pathways, and volunteer and leadership opportunities. Specifically, the program is designed to provide the following: 1) leadership activities to nurture skills cultivated in the core program; 2) Adult and peer mentoring relationships to support character development with an emphasis on personal, educational and professional goals; and 3) Civic engagement opportunities to empower participants in becoming better citizens.
Tualatin Valley GleanersGrant Amount: $6,100
Project: Supplemental Food Program
Location: Beaverton, OR
As a community supplemental food program serving the Tualatin Valley, Oregon area, members glean (pick) food from fields and orchards and collect food/non-food items donated by stores, markets, and Oregon Food Bank. The food is distributed once a week through the participating efforts of its members.
Wild GiftGrant Amount: $10,000
Project: Organizational Capacity Development
Location: Sun Valley, ID
Lamb Foundation has supported this organization since its early days. The goal of this grant is to help the organization move to the next level: from a volunteer organization operating on an annual budget of $90K to a professional organization with an annual budget of $250, 000 and begin to build an endowment that perpetuates the Program. The goal of this grant is to make it possible to create organization self sufficiency by 2012, at which time the Wild Gift board will choose a new Executive Director.