All Grants


Portland Fruit Tree Project, Expansion

Grant Amount: $9,700
Project: Continuation and expansion of outreach, harvest and fruit distribution services to low-income families with children
Year: 2013
Location: Portland, OR
About:

PFTPKidswFruit

This grant continues the successful work started in 2012 to increase harvesting events that involve children, and distribute more fresh fruit to children.



Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: Diversion to prevent homelessness for families with children
Year: 2017
Location: Portland, OR
About:

This project will help 80 homeless families with children under 18 in Portland either prevent or end their homelessness.



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 Security Services

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 Rescue Mission

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Shepherd's Door Homeless Women and Children's Ministry Center - General Operating Support
Year: 2009
Location: Portland, OR
About:

At Shepherd’s Door, our objectives are that 40 homeless families will have safe shelter, and take part in programs that allow them to heal and become part of our society again.  At our Shepherd’s Door Women & Children’s Ministry Center, a big part of what homeless women learn are the skills, abilities and the mind-set needed to access economic opportunities, secure a job and make a living wage.  We provide services that meet both immediate-and long term needs for homeless women and their children.  The Children’s Learning Center gives children a chance to experience a safe childhood, often for the first time, and to begin the work of overcoming trauma-induced delays and gaining age-appropriate skills.



Portland State University Foundation

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.

 

       

 



Pregnancy Resource Centers of Greater Portland

Grant Amount: $7,000
Project: Car Seats and Crib/Mattress Sets for New Mothers
Year: 2009
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Pregnancy Resource Center of Greater Portland is committed to serving the community of women and their future children through education, support and encouragement as they face unplanned pregnancies.  For mothers that complete our newborn parenting classes or other education, we provide car seats and crib and mattress sets (as resources allow) along with other essentials to help alleviate both the financial and emotional stress of becoming a new Mom.  Car seats are especially imperative for these expectant moms, as they are not allowed to leave the hospital with their child unless they have a federally-approved car seat.



REAP, Inc.

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: Challenge Camp
Year: 2009
Location: Portland, OR
About:

This was a pilot five day camp project originally designed to engage 100 youth and 20 business/policy leaders to develop leadership skills and increase youth success in school.  One hundred forty students attended from 14 different schools: public and alternative, throughout the Portland area, including Gresham and Scappoose.  Even though there were about 40% “at-risk” kids attending, this camp was transformational, giving students a sense of their leadership capacity.  Forty business/policy leaders, as well as community volunteers from Umpqua Bank, U.S. Bank and Home Depot participated.  Centennial Learning Center brought not only their students, but all of their staff.  The REAP Ambassador Program was an outgrowth of this camp.



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.



Salem Leadership Foundation

Grant Amount: $9,600
Project: West Salem Edgewater - Programs for Kids and Families
Year: 2010
Location: Salem, OR
About:

Expands the capacity of two “CaN” (Churches as Neighborhood) Centers to serve kids, families, and the homeless living in West Salem. A primary focus will be on the Edgewater District, West Salem’s most distressed area, which includes Walker Middle School.  CaN centers provide a range of asset-building services including out-of-school programs, literacy support, homeless outreach, block parties, community gardens, foster-family supports, food and clothing banks, school partnerships and neighborhood revitalization.



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.

          



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: $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.



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.


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