2024 Grants

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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.

Friends of Youth

Project: Support for general operation of all agency programs (wrap-around services)

Year: 2024 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Kirkland, WA

Supports general operation of agency programs, which will allow us to provide over 2,000 marginalized youth facing a wide range of difficult circumstances with emergency shelter, housing, mental health counseling, and other critical services.

HomePlate Youth Services

Project: General Operations

Year: 2024 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Beaverton, OR

The impact of this proposal will help 100 unhoused youth to access HomePlate’s Outreach, Drop-In Center, Employment, Education and Housing resources that provide opportunities to gain stability and self-sufficiency. Also will help rebuild our volunteer program.

New Avenues for Youth

Project: Youth Homelessness Prevention and Intervention Services (General Operations)

Year: 2024 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR

The proposal will fund services for youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability in the Portland area-from meals and counseling to education, job training, and housing. Our goal is to serve ~1,350 youth in 2024-25.

Oregon East Symphony, Inc.

Project: Beethoven's 9th Symphony Fall 2024

Year: 2024 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Pendleton, OR

OES will present a free November 9, 2024 performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Hermiston, OR featuring the Hermiston High School Choir dept. This event will serve up to 800 audience members and 45 high school students.

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation

Project: SBFC Youth Wilderness Program

Year: 2024 Grant Amount: $17,500 Location: Boise, ID

The Youth Wilderness Program will serve 200 ID and MT teens in 2024 & 2025. Through experiential learning, youth will explore local Wilderness Areas. This is a new program, as no programs currently exist to immerse youth in Wilderness in this region.

Stephen's Place

Project: Stephen's Place Community Garden for Children and Neurodivergent Individuals

Year: 2024 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Vancouver, WA

Supports the development of a larger garden space and involvement of an additional 15-20 children in our Horticultural Therapy program for a total of 25-35 children and 30 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities benefiting from this program.

Family Nurturing Center

Project: Parent-Child Interactive Therapy relocation to centralize services

Year: 2024 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Medford, OR

This project will allow us to create a child-centered space, in a newly renovated family campus building to provide therapeutic interventions addressing mental, emotional or behavioral disorders for 35-50 children, ages 2-5, and caregivers.