2019 Grants


Cascade Forest Conservancy

Grant Amount: $12,000
Project: Young Friends of the Forest program
Year: 2019
Location: Portland, OR
About:

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.



Community Works

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Youth & Family Services - Transitional Living Program
Year: 2019
Location: Medford, OR
About:

Provides transitional housing up to 24 months coupled with supportive services, case management, life skills training and resources to anyone 16-26 years and their children, who are homeless or at serious risk of chronic homelessness.



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Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council Inc, dba Art Center East

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Access to the Arts for Rural Youth
Year: 2019
Location: LaGrande, OR
About:

Art Center East will provide high-quality arts experiences to schools and other venues where rural children have access to art without cost to families: 3,000 K-8 students in 10 counties, 200 children attending Farmers’ Market, 100 youth receiving class scholarships, 900 arts contact hours to teens affiliated with the Juvenile Department.



Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

Grant Amount: $13,000
Project: Feed the People
Year: 2019
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Supports the community by expanding the services of the food pantry that serves all NAYA programs.



Olalla Center

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Olalla Center Relief Nursery Start-up
Year: 2019
Location: Toledo, OR
About:

Start-up funds will help to prepare the first therapeutic classroom in the new Olalla Center Relief Nursery, estimated in the first year to impact an estimated 60 families in Lincoln Co. at high risk of abuse and/or neglect due to multiple stressors.

We have moved forward from “Emerging Relief Nursery” status to “Provisional Relief Nursery”. The Replication process takes 2 to 3 Years to reach full “Mature status with a therapeutic classroom.  Preparing the classroom is the next step in this process.



Ophelia’s Place

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Rural School Partnerships to Empower Youth
Year: 2019
Location: Eugene, OR
About:

Delivers a holistic program of prevention-based services for underserved female and male youth in the rural Lane County, Oregon communities of Junction City, Harrisburg, Cottage Grove, Elmira and Mapleton.



p:ear F19

Grant Amount: $$15,000
Project: Arts & Culture Program + General Operations
Year: 2019
Location: Portland, OR
About:

p:ear’s Arts and Culture Program strives to bring art, music, theater and literature into the lives of over 300 homeless youth yearly. Academic studies note the important role art can play in coping with the stresses accompanying homelessness.



Pacific Rivers F19

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Salmon-Safe Timber
Year: 2019
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Funding will support development of the land management standards, a market analysis, and outreach and coordination with tribes, the Forest Stewardship Council and other forest management groups to create a Salmon-Safe Timber Certification program.

Our goal is to expand sustainable forest management practices by creating a green label for wood products that appeal to landowners, builders, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.



Pioneer Relief Nursery

Grant Amount: $17,000
Project: Wheels of Hope
Year: 2019
Location: Pendleton, OR
About:

Enables therapeutic classes at least twice as often per week, reduces the number of taxi vouchers issued (and therefore expense) for respite services, and creates access to crucial Relief Nursery services in other areas of Umatilla County.



Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Homeless Prevention Program
Year: 2019
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Allows families with 72-hour eviction notices to get help keeping their homes and never having to experience homelessness at all. PHFS pays back rent and utilities for families during times of emergency and serves 67 families with children.



Portland Public Schools Security Services

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Safety Patrol Picnic Ride Bracelets
Year: 2019
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Roughly 2400 students from over 70 public and private Portland area schools facilitate the safe crossing for thousands more students who walk and bike to school each day. Each year Portland Public Schools Security Services Department throws a picnic at Oaks Park, which includes tickets for the rides.  This is a huge incentive and thank you to those students.

The cost has recently become prohibitive for many schools.  This grant is intended to allow some of the schools who could not participate this year to afford to participate in 2020.



South Coast Family Harbor

Grant Amount: $18,000
Project: Toting Tots to School
Year: 2019
Location: Coos Bay, OR
About:

This proposal is to purchase a van to transport children to and from activities at South Coast Family Harbor. A van will allow further reach into the rural county than taxis can go and allows teachers to be in touch with the home environment on a daily basis.



Technology Access Foundation

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: College and Career Readiness
Year: 2019
Location: Seattle, WA
About:

TAF’s mission is to equip students (of color) for success in college and in life through the power of an interdisciplinary STEM education and supportive relationships. This program serves 150 high school students + events that serve 700 6-12 graders.



YouthCare

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: YouthCare's YouthBuild
Year: 2019
Location: Seattle, WA
About:

The YouthBuild program is a six-month, cohort-based, construction pre-apprenticeship program that supports 15-20 students per cohort in completing their GED and obtaining stable employment.


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