2020 Grants

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Blanchet House of Hospitality

Grant Amount: $7,000
Project: Emergency Meals during the COVID-19 pandemic
Year: 2020
Location: Portland, OR
About:

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



Community Transitional School

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Educating Portland's Homeless Children
Year: 2020
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Provides daily education services and two meals a day for 180-210 homeless children living in the Greater Portland Metro, every school day for the 2020-21 school year.



Deschutes River Conservancy

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Deschutes Basin Water Collaborative
Year: 2020
Location: Bend, OR
About:

The Collaborative will accelerate implementation of water supply projects to meet river and community water needs. This grant will support the staff capacity to coordinate, facilitate and provide technical support to the Collaborative.  The immediate goal is to develop a Framework Plan that will allow the group to address immediate barriers to implementation like policy and funding issues.



Family Access Network Foundation

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: FAN Advocate Services in Central Oregon
Year: 2020
Location: Bend, OR
About:

FAN typically serves over 9,000 struggling children and families every year. Funds from the Lamb Foundation will provide 100 of these children with the essential resources they need in order to thrive in school.



Financial Beginnings Oregon

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: We will provide free financial education to 23,000 young people, 51-75% of whom will come from low-income backgrounds.
Year: 2020
Location: Portland, OR
About:

We will provide free financial education to 23,000 young people, 51-75% of whom will come from low-income backgrounds.  These programs will provide low-income youth with education and training that will help them meet financial challenges like the one we face with COVID-19. They will also help them understand important financial concepts, make healthy, proactive financial choices, and set and achieve long-term financial goals.



HomePlate Youth Services

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Support to Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Year: 2020
Location: Beaverton, OR
About:

Funds from the Lamb Foundation will support our work to serve Oregon’s most vulnerable community members and will strengthen our ability to provide consistent and focused attention to each individual along their journey to stability.



Human Solutions

Grant Amount: $20000
Project: Keep Families & Children Housed (COVID-19)
Year: 2020
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Human Solutions will work with up to 500 low-income families (1,460 adults and 945 children) living in affordable housing communities in the racially diverse and high poverty area of East Multnomah County to keep them housed during COVID19.



Lutheran Community Services / Klamath Falls Relief Nursery

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Relief Nursery for Klamath Falls
Year: 2020
Location: Klamath Falls, OR
About:

A Family Gathering Place Relief Nursery will support sixteen families via a therapeutic classroom and respite model in Klamath County. Due to COVID19, serving all kids in family – in addition to the 0-5 age range of focus.



Marion-Polk Food Share

Grant Amount: $10000
Project: Nourishing Families in Need (COVID-19)
Year: 2020
Location: Salem, OR
About:

More than 78,000 low-income individuals (duplicated) each month will receive food assistance throughout Marion and Polk counties in order to thrive during these uncertain pandemic times.



National Indian Child Welfare Association

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Native Family Advocacy Program
Year: 2020
Location: Portland, OR
About:

NICWA works to eliminate child abuse and neglect by strengthening our families, tribes, and the laws that protect them. These funds will support the Native Family Advocacy Program, providing direct services in Oregon.



Oasis Advocacy & Shelter, Inc.

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Rental Assistance/Homelessness Prevention  
Year: 2020
Location: Gold Beach, OR
About:

In Curry County, Oregon, we plan to prevent homelessness for 15 families over the course of approximately 1 year. “Families” who have experienced a form of interpersonal violence/abuse will be given priority.



Oregon Wildlife Foundation

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund In Memory of Bob Toman
Year: 2020
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Funds from this request will help establish the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund; a funding mechanism for conservation that doesn’t rely exclusively on hunting and fishing fees. This is part of a matching grant for $1 million public funds.  The Soliciting director that this grant be made in memory of Bob Toman.



Safety Compass

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Organizational Support and Direct Service Needs in Oregon
Year: 2020
Location: Salem, OR
About:

Offers trauma-informed and survivor-informed advocacy, long term case management and systems navigation to connect exploited victim/survivors of the commercial sexual industry with support services and justice system assistance.



SEI Self Enhancement Inc.

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Schools Unitiing Neighborhoods (SUN) Program
Year: 2020
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Providing extended-learning, healthy recreation, skill development, and community involvement opportunities for over 6,000 K-12 students and families annually to support diversity, equity, and inclusion and respond to demographic trends.



SoundStart

Grant Amount: $18,745
Project: Let Them Be Little: A Playground for Infants and Toddlers Who are Deaf
Year: 2020
Location: Beaverton, OR
About:

SoundSTART offers comprehensive care for children and young adults using cochlear implants and hearing aids, and their families. The playground expands the full-day care classroom outside and provides a developmentally appropriate, safe place to play.


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