2023 Grants

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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.

Color Outside the Lines

Project: 2023/2024 Free Art Classes for Foster Youth

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR

Our objective is to offer weekly classes to foster youth, covering a wide array of art forms and enriching outings that serve the dual purpose of providing foster youth with outlets for self-expression and healing, and also providing needed support.

Community Development Corporation of Oregon

Project: Listening to our Neighbors' Needs in Workforce Development

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $8,000 Location: Gresham, OR

Outcome of the Rockwood Speaks project: 1) needs assessment of what types of jobs our neighbors want to be trained for, 2) needs assessment of what barriers they face in gaining access to training, & 3) identification of local leaders to oversee training programs.

Community Transitional School

Project: Playground for 3rd-5th graders experiencing homelessness and attending Community Transitional School

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR

Funding will help build a playground for our 3rd-5th grade students to help build core strength. Living in shelters, hotels, and cars, our students have little opportunity to exercise or play outside of school.

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts

Project: CSIA General Operations

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: where org is located

Supports Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art in their transitional period as they bring back youth (and other) programming under new leadership.

Deschutes River Conservancy

Project: General Operations: Restoring Streamflow and Improving Water Quality in the Deschutes Basin

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $25,000 Location: Bend, OR

This proposal supports the work of the Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) throughout the Deschutes Basin. The DRC accomplishes its mission to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin through innovative, consensus-based problem solving.

Dougy Center

Project: Operating Support for Childhood Bereavement Program

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR

This grant will fund grief support groups for youth ages 3-18 years after the death of a parent/caregiver or sibling in Portland Metro through 79 biweekly support groups providing direct service to more than 2,600 individuals every year.

Duwamish River Community Coalition

Project: Supporting Duwamish Valley Youth

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $18,000 Location: Seattle, WA

Duwamish Valley Youth Corps engages kids aged 13-18, most of whom are BIPOC; many are immigrants and refugees and low-income; quite a few are non-native English speakers. The Youth Corps empowers youth to advocate for themselves and their community.

Family Development Center

Project: Art from the Heart

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10000 Location: Roseburg, OR

Gives 66 preschool age children with high Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) scores, and who experience a history of neglect or trauma, the opportunity to experience an art project in clay – an experience otherwise not available to them.


Project: Expanding FareStart’s Youth Barista & Customer Service Training Program

Year: 20023 Grant Amount: $18,000 Location: Seattle, WA

Expands FareStart’s Barista & Customer Service Program, which re-engages young people, ages 16-24 years, furthest from opportunity in WA’s Puget Sound region, to transform their lives by developing job readiness skills, access resources, and gain employment and/or school credits.

Farmers Ending Hunger

Project: Increased Food Delivered to Oregon Food Bank Network

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Salem, OR

This grant will help enhance and expand the amount of hamburger, fresh cherries and other local food that will be delivered to Oregon Food Bank and the statewide Oregon Food Bank Network.

Heart of Oregon Corps

Project: Heart of Oregon 2023 Summer Programs

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Bend, OR

Heart of Oregon provides two summer conservation programs, Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps and Camp LEAD, which provide job skills training to youth doing work in a supportive outdoor work environment.

Human Solutions dba Our Just Future

Project: Housing Security for Families in East Portland/East Multnomah County

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $25,000 Location: Portland, OR

Our Just Future partners with low-income families living in East Multnomah County, a racially diverse area where many families experience the effects of poverty and homelessness. Our resident services team helps families stay housed and, when possible, gain income to become more financially stable, with on-site support and community building.

Mary's Place Seattle

Project: Mary’s Place Rapid Response - Shelter for Families Experiencing Homelessness

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Seattle, WA

Mary’s Place will provide essential shelter and access to resources in King County, Washington for 4,400 families in 2023, including about 2,000 children.  By providing housing resources, health services, nutritious meals, and hope, we help families keep their homes or move into more stable situations. With a focus on youth and children, we offer wraparound support to help families experiencing homelessness by meeting their immediate basic needs for shelter, meals, and healthcare, while housing, youth, and stability specialists work with families to address barriers and connect to resources.

MountainStar Family Relief Nursery

Project: LaPine Program Expansion

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Bend, OR

This funding will support our program expansion in rural La Pine. We will provide high-quality, therapeutic classrooms serving children ages 0-3 and crisis intervention and ongoing support to high-risk families.  We will also provide child developmental assessments, home visitations, transportation services, emergency food boxes, and referrals for mental health services. In FY 2021-22, 98% of children receiving Therapeutic Early Childhood Program services at MountainStar remained free from confirmed cases of abuse and neglect.

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