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Urban GleanersGrant Amount: $14,000
Project: Food to Schools Program Expansion
Location: Portland, OR
The Food to Schools program brings food to more than 50 food-insecure families in each of over twelve schools during the school year and at least seven during the summer. The addition of a refrigerated van will increase weekly food delivery to 250 additional families and reach more hungry children. In addition, food can be gathered more from the source and kept fresh longer. The purchase of the refrigerated van has made it possible to better serve the schools throughout the school year and into the summer months with ‘Free Farmers Markets’, as well as making deliveries to the low-income housing where students live.
Walla Walla Watershed FoundationGrant Amount: $10,000
Project: Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Education Outreach Program
Location: Walla Walla, WA
The program engages 600+ students and 100+ adults each year in a collection of experiential learning activities to improve audience’s understanding of natural resources and systems, to foster restoration and sustainability in the Walla Walla watershed basin.
Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive CenterGrant Amount: $9,000
Project: Salmon cooking station and Joseph Interpretive Exhibit Tipis
Location: Wallowa, OR
The Nez Perce Homeland Project is a grass roots endeavor to develop a place in the Wallowa Valley where the Nez Perce people can once again celebrate their traditions and customs. It aims to connect a new generation of Nez Perce people, local community members, and visitors from around the world with stories of the past and a vision of the future. This grant furthers that mission by: 1) construct a rock salmon cooking station beside the traditional dance arbor in Wallowa to be used during the annual Tamkaliks Celebration and Friendship Feast; 2) replace the two aging Nez Perce style tipis, decorated by Nez Perce artists, at the Homeland Project Interpretive Exhibit in Joseph.
Wallowa ResourcesGrant Amount: $15,000
Project: All-Lands Forest Stewardship Coordination Across the Northern Blues
Location: Enterprise, OR
Funds will support coordination and implementation for six cross-boundary projects across Umatilla, Baker, Union and Wallowa counties as part of the ten year Northern Blues Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (CFLRP).
Wild GiftGrant Amount: $10,000
Project: Marketing / Leader Development Program
Location: Sun Valley, ID
Half of this gift was used to improve social media outreach for Wild Gift, and half supported one new Wild Gift Leader in 2013. Wild Gift helps to develop young leaders through an intensive wilderness experience and mentoring the leaders’ project designed to benefit their community/society. Please see their website for more information.
Wilderness International, Inc.Grant Amount: $7,300
Project: Canby Community Park Wetlands Youth Conservation Project
Location: Canby, Or
The Wilderness International Youth Conservation Corps program exists to build life skills in the lives of at-risk youth while completing important conservation projects. This program enhances the native habitat and public access of the Youth & Disabled Citizens Fishing Pond & adjoining wetlands trail system at the Canby Community Park. In addition, youth crew members receive training, college credit, stipends and job skills development from the program.
Willamette RiverkeeperGrant Amount: $12,000
Project: Support for Willamette Riverkeeper's four major programs: River Discovery, Clean Water, Habitat Restoration and Water Monitoring.
Location: Portland, OR
Through Willamette Riverkeeper’s four major programs, adults and youth are involved in paddling trips, nature walks, and other outreach activities to inspire stewardship and personal responsibility resulting in a cleaner, healthier river; Willamette Riverkeeper will strategically enforce laws and monitor sites to reduce the amount of pollution entering our rivers and streams and restore riparian health to key Willamette sites to aid native fish and wildlife, improve water quality, and cultivate stewards within our community.
YouthCareGrant Amount: $20,000
Project: Barista Education and Employment Program
Location: Seattle, WA
YouthCare’s Barista Training and Education Program sets homeless young people on the path to obtain a job and educational credential, meeting each young person where they are with the support they need and giving them access to YouthCare’s full continuum of services: outreach, basic needs, shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment. Participants gain hands-on barista and food preparation training, customer service training, and career exploration opportunities.
YouthCareGrant Amount: $15,000
Project: YouthCare's YouthBuild
Location: Seattle, WA
The YouthBuild program is a six-month, cohort-based, construction pre-apprenticeship program that supports 15-20 students per cohort in completing their GED and obtaining stable employment.
Zarephath MinistriesGrant Amount: $8,000
Project: General Operations
Location: Gresham, OR
Helps to support the mission of Zarephath Ministries to feed and provide emergency food to anyone in need.