All Solicited Grants

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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

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.



Portland Rescue Mission

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: Comprehensive Security System Upgrade at Shepherd's Door Women's and Children's Shelter
Year: 2012
Location: Portland, OR
About:

The comprehensive security system allows families to be safe within Shepherd’s Door Women’s and Children’s Shelter, which offers an opportunity to build a new life while fleeing domestic violence.  The system allows only people who are authorized to enter and to gain access only to appropriate areas of the building.



Portland State University Foundation - Center for Women's Leadership

Grant Amount: $12,000
Project: Center For Women's Leadership GOALS program: Girls Oregon Action Leadership Service
Year: 2017
Location: Portland, OR
About:

The GOALS program works collaboratively with a Teen Council of 30+ teen girl leaders from approximately 15 high schools to host an all-day educational Leadership Summit for 300+ girls from approximately 40 Portland Metro Area high schools.

 

       

 



Relief Nursery

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Community Outreach
Year: 2012
Location: Eugene, OR
About:

To keep between 10-20 children under age 6 free from abuse and neglect, by providing therapeutic early intervention and comprehensive family services to them and their families, as part of the established Relief Nursery Outreach Connections program.  This program is designed to address urgent needs of those waiting to be admitted to regular programming.



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.



Sanctuary Art Center

Grant Amount: $12,000
Project: Storytelling Internship Program
Year: 2021
Location: Seattle, WA
About:

The Storytelling Internship program will provide job training for 20 youth currently experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Participants will engage with a variety of local artists and employers to gain valuable job readiness skills.



Sanctuary Art Center

Grant Amount: $12,100
Project: Visual Storytelling Internship Program
Year: 2016
Location: Seattle, WA
About:

The Visual Storytelling Internship program gives a select group of homeless youth the opportunity to create a number of in-depth projects over a significant period of time. These youth will be given the opportunity to travel to Ashland, OR to view world class storytelling at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  The trip is meant to inspire and inform the youth about the work being done outside their community and to encourage them to continue in the program.

          



SEI

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.



Sexual Assault Resource Center

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Continuing Support for CSEC Intervention & Support Program
Year: 2013
Location: Portland, OR
About:

The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC),a strongly volunteer-based organization, has provided crisis intervention and social support for survivors of sexual assault for the past 36 years.  Services include a 24-hour support line and in-person response team, case management, individual and group mental health treatment, culturally specific services for Latinas, and school-based primary prevention education.  Additionally, SARC offers comprehensive services to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in order to decrease barriers to support services and increase participation in their own recovery process, which in turn helps the youth move from victim to survivor to leader.  The continued goals of the CSEC Intervention & Support Program include 1) training first responders about CSEC identification, 2) providing 24-hour crisis intervention, and 3) long-term case management and service coordination for the youth.



Sexual Assault Resource Center

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Resilient Youth Strong & Empowered: CSEC prevention program
Year: 2014
Location: Beaverton, OR
About:

A new prevention collaboration with Self Enhancement Inc. addressing the commercial sexual exploitation of children/youth within the African American community.  The strategies for building a self-sustaining and culturally relevant program include: * SEI staff and youth guide SARC in enhancing an existing curriculum to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of youth that better reflects the students’ cultural needs., * SARC facilitates train-the-trainer workshops and co-facilitation opportunities to support SEI staff in implementing the curriculum independently., * SEI students develop a social media campaign promoting newly acquired skills with other youth agency wide., * SARC and SEI jointly convening a coalition of leaders to inform and support strategic planning for future prevention efforts.



Sexual Assault Resource Center

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Resilient Youth Strong and Empowered sexual exploitation prevention program
Year: 2015
Location: Beaverton, OR
About:

Continuing the new prevention collaboration with Self Enhancement Inc. addressing the commercial sexual exploitation of children/youth within the African American community.  The strategies remain the same as in 2014; however, this grant provides the addition of a Prevention Specialist representing the African American community, a component that was found to be essential for the success of the collaboration.



Sexual Assault Resource Center

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Support for CSEC Intervention & Support Program
Year: 2012
Location: Portland, OR
About:

The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC),a strongly volunteer-based organization, has provided crisis intervention and social support for survivors of sexual assault for the past 36 years.  Services include a 24-hour support line and in-person response team, case management, individual and group mental health treatment, culturally specific services for Latinas, and school-based primary prevention education.  Additionally, SARC offers comprehensive services to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in order to decrease barriers to support services and increase participation in their own recovery process, which in turn helps the youth move from victim to survivor to leader.  The continued goals of the CSEC Intervention & Support Program include 1) training first responders about CSEC identification, 2) providing 24-hour crisis intervention, and 3) long-term case management and service coordination for the youth.



Social Venture Partners Portland

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: Ready for Kindergarten Transitions Program
Year: 2014
Location: Portland, OR
About:

The Transitions project creates effective transition to kindergarten for children, families, communities, and schools in targeted districts where many of the 60% of Multnomah County children entering kindergarten with no prior classroom experience live.  For children with no prior classroom experience, their ability to socially, emotionally, and mentally adjust to a school environment can set them up for failure and a lag that is unrecoverable.  The transitions project aims to give these children the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to learn and able to move forward with their classmates and also prepares their families/caregivers to support them through that process.



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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