All Grants


Adelante Mujeres

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Adelante Chicas Youth Development
Year: 2012
Location: Forest Grove, OR
About:

Adelante Chicas is the first program of its kind in Oregon to provide a comprehensive and proactive approach to empower Latina girls.  Through working closely with the girls and their families through high school, encouraging and empowering girls towards secondary education, ultimately the goal is to develop young Latina leaders that contribute to societal well-being.



Adelante Mujeres

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Leadership Development for Latino families
Year: 2016
Location: Forest Grove, OR
About:

Develops leadership skills with Hispanic women and girls.  Includes a community service learning project, leadership mentoring opportunities, civic engagement, and both parent and youth leadership opportunities.



Adelante Mujeres Fall 2018

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Immigrant Solidarity and Civic Leadership Project
Year: 2018
Location: Forest Grove, OR
About:

This project will focus on the recruitment, training, and mentoring of 40 participants from our Education and Microenterprise programs, and the Washington County community to become responsive Civic Leaders.

Adelante Mujeres’ project will 1) Create a platform for advocacy for people of color to engage in local and relevant government topics. 2) Ensure that communities of color are equipped with the tools, training, and opportunities to serve in government leadership roles. 3) Promote people of color into civic leadership roles to better advocate for community needs through culturally-responsive training.

 



Alternative Youth Activities, Inc.

Grant Amount: $7,200
Project: Grow and Know Gourmet Mushrooms
Year: 2010
Location: Coos Bay, OR
About:

Combined two hands-on school programs to benefit the programs, the school, and students who have not found success in public school and are at risk of dropping out of school.  The mushroom project is an ongoing educational and skills-building project that is fairly staff-intensive.  By bringing the video class students in to create videos about the various stages of the mushroom growing process, both classes gained, and the videos can be used by future students to ensure that the mushroom growing program is more sustainable in the future.



Arts Council of Pendleton

Grant Amount: $2,000
Project: Second Year Operation of Professional Artist's Resource Center
Year: 2009
Location: Pendleton, OR
About:

In 2008, Lamb Foundation assisted the Arts Council of Pendleton (ACP) with equipping and operating a new project that provides professional development services to artists and artisans who wish to further their careers. The Professional Artists Resource Center (PARC) opened in a dedicated space on the lower level of the Pendleton Center for the Arts (PCA) and, in its first year of delivering services, assisted over seventy working artists.  At a time of increasing unemployment, the services provided by the resource center are growing in importance to both professional artists and those who approach their work as cottage industries.  This grant helps to support a second year of administration for the program.



Betties360

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Betties360 Spring Term Program
Year: 2017
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Betties360 serves underprivileged middle school girls of low economic status and diverse ethnic backgrounds. Up to 36 girls will participate in our weekly after school program, building self-confidence and awareness through recreation and sports.



Blue Mountain Partners Habitat for Humanity

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Edith-Carrie Housing Project
Year: 2012
Location: Walla Walla, WA
About:

This project partners Habitat for Humanity with Blue Mountain Action Council to start the work that will enable building four new homes in a transitional neighborhood in Walla Walla.  These are affordable, safe homes for families who demonstrate need, financial/familial stability, and a commitment to investing several hundred hours of labor during the build.



Bradley Angle

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Youth Services Program
Year: 2010
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Provides individual support, youth advocacy, safety planning, abuse prevention, communication skills, support groups, and age-appropriate activities to children and youth who have been victimized by domestic violence to assist them in their recovery.  Activities are designed to help young people express their experiences and feelings in a safe environment, and are centered around non-violence and safety.  Youth Services helps to ensure that young survivors of domestic violence improve their physical and mental health; succeed in school; reduce their likelihood of drug use and developing a life of crime; and stop the cycle of abuse.



BRAVO Youth Orchestras

Grant Amount: $12,500
Project: BRAVO Rosa Parks Enrollment Growth
Year: 2014
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Provides rigorous, daily instruction for 20-24 additional students in 2nd-4th grade, including choral singing, music literacy, stringed instrument technique and full orchestra.  Provides performance opportunities in high-profile venues, hosts international caliber guest artists, celebrates cultural richness reflective of the students while maintaining a low teacher-student ratio and high student retention.  The program works to  develop executive function in our students (inhibitory control, emotional regulation, sustained focus) for improved academic outcomes and ability to achieve long-term goals.

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Bridge Meadows

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Empowering Youth through Intergenerational Place, Permanence and Shared Social Purpose
Year: 2014
Location: Portland, OR
About:

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By leveraging the power of intergenerational place, permanence and shared social purpose, Bridge Meadows’ residents create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Since April 2011, the former foster youth, adoptive parents and low-income elders who call Bridge Meadows home have been working together to combat social isolation and individual vulnerability.  Anticipated impact includes: 1) Increased housing stability for children formerly in foster care and their families; 2) Children increase academic success; and 3) Parents and elders gain skills to successfully parent youth formerly in foster care.



Building Healthy Families

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Transportation Project to increase access to services
Year: 2011
Location: Enterprise, OR
About:

This grant enabled the purchase of a very nice, low-mileage 9 passenger van that has been a pivotal factor in serving the needs of children and families participating in all of Building Healthy Families’ programs, including: transporting students on science and after school field trips, client transportation (including weekly parent education classes), and aiding in making events possible for community partners.  The van provided the missing link in making programs accessible to more of the community and better serving the neighboring counties of Baker and Union.



Burns-Paiute Tribe Foundation F18

Grant Amount: $12,110
Project: TuWaKee-Nobi Afterschool Program
Year: 2018
Location: Burns, OR
About:

Serves Native American youth age 5-18 and their families living in Harney County. This funding will add additional cultural programming that is a top priority for Tribal Council as well as the community.  In addition, starting in 2019, funding will be utilized for tutors so that there are more opportunities for tutoring, especially in the evenings for teenage youth.

   



Caldera

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Training Program for 2012 Camp Caldera Staff
Year: 2012
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Trained 40 Camp Caldera staff on child development and management, relationship-based mentoring, safety, and team-building.  Caldera provides professional mentoring, research-based arts and environmental education curriculum, and a unique camp experience that enables youth to think and learn through art, nature and creativity.  The camp experience is the cornerstone of Caldera’s program.  From sixth grade through high school, students from urban and rural schools come together at Caldera, a place that is magical and inspiring.   The work that occurs at camp is carried through the year with weekly art/mentoring classes and week-long artists residencies at the schools the youth attend.



Caldera

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Mentoring Underserved Youth with a Focus on Art & Design
Year: 2009
Location: Portland, OR
About:

The objectives of this project are to provide underserved Oregon youth – in urban Portland and in rural Central Oregon – with a focused program of art, design and nature study that awakens their innate creativity, broadens their worldview, and helps them negotiate conflict, develop self-confidence, make friends, build life skills, and formulate ideas for higher education and career paths.  Caldera students will learn – from leading design professionals – about product, graphic, fashion, and motion design as well as architecture.  Activities include weekly mentoring, workshops with professional artists and designers, a variety of special community projects, and a life-changing summer arts and nature camp experience at our Blue Lake Arts Center in Central Oregon.



Causa of Oregon

Grant Amount: $14,850
Project: Oregon DACA Coalition Scholarships for renewal application fees for 30 DACA recipients
Year: 2018
Location: Salem, OR
About:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal Scholarships through Oregon DACA Coalition to ensure that 30 undocumented youth have the opportunity to apply for DACA support, a key step in stabilizing lives.


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