All Grants


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Deschutes River Conservancy

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Deschutes Water Planning Initiative
Year: 2013
Location: Bend, OR
About:

The Deschutes Water Planning Initiative is a collaborative process to restore streamflows in the Upper Deschutes River by creating a long-term management plan that reallocates water to the river while meeting agricultural and municipal needs.   The DRC’s goal is to restore 300 cubic feet per second to the reach, meeting the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s instream water right and flow target.  Through the collaborative development of water supply options and water management scenarios, the DRC and its partners will negotiate a water management agreement to restore the Upper Deschutes River while meeting needs of existing water users.



Door to Grace

Grant Amount: $10,425
Project: Support for a host home
Year: 2013
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Door to Grace mission: Provide restorative care services and safe shelter for children who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.  This grant will support one girl who is a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation in one Host Home for one year.  This includes providing both the girl and the host family individualized support services through the Door to Grace REACH Daytime program.  Door to Grace’s vision is that by matching girls with families and fostering the attachment through the daytime program, CSEC girls will develop lifelong relationship with their Host family and the family’s church community.



Door to Grace

Grant Amount: $18,000
Project: General Operations - Staff Building
Year: 2011
Location: Portland, OR
About:

This grant was used  to hire 2 professional staff to begin to perform the operations required to carry out the organization’s mission, to open safe home(s) in order to shelter minor girls rescued from sex trafficking.  This is a young organization that is creating an uncharted program.  During the grant period, their vision underwent a metamorphosis, which allowed them to more clearly see what was realistic and appropriate in accomplishing their mission.  Plans were put in place to open a day center while they continued working towards their original mission.



Door to Grace

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: General Operations
Year: 2016
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Provides the ability to increase awareness of the problem of exploitation of children in Portland and increases the ability to serve more girls affected by commercial sexual exploitation.



Door to Grace F18

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Mentoring
Year: 2018
Location: Portland, OR
About:

Impacts child sex trafficking through Door to Grace’s intensive mentoring program in the Portland Metro area to an annual two dozen teens and young women served.

Objective 1: Serve 24 mentees annually through the day home and community-based supports. Objective 2: Provide a mentor for each of the girls.  Objective 3: Offer Programming opportunities at the day home and in the community throughout the year.



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Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council Inc, dba Art Center East

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Access to the Arts for Rural Youth
Year: 2019
Location: LaGrande, OR
About:

Art Center East will provide high-quality arts experiences to schools and other venues where rural children have access to art without cost to families: 3,000 K-8 students in 10 counties, 200 children attending Farmers’ Market, 100 youth receiving class scholarships, 900 arts contact hours to teens affiliated with the Juvenile Department.



Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: EORT General Operating Support: Provides access to live theatre for all ages in rural communities in eastern Oregon and SE Washington.
Year: 2017
Location: Baker City, OR
About:

Provides access to live theatre for all ages in rural communities in eastern Oregon and SE Washington.



Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: NE Emergency Food Program
Year: 2009
Location: Portland, OR
About:

In addition to addressing the growing need for emergency food, especially in the current economic recession, this grant helped to launch two new programs:  (1) a “long weekend” food program for homeless children, and (2) a culturally-relevant cooking program to help our clients creatively use food found in the pantry.  The food program children discretely received backpacks filled with nutritious food for weekends and holidays. 4,100 meals were provided at five schools.  The “Cooking Across Cultures program worked with 18 diverse participants and fed 45 unduplicated individuals.  The program offered twelve free cooking classes, offered twice a month, and used ingredients from the emergency food boxes.  Every student received a grocery sacks filled with all of the items needed to prepare the recipes taught.



Ethos, Inc.

Grant Amount: $10,000
Project: General Operations
Year: 2014
Location: Portland, Or
About:

Since its inception, Ethos has worked diligently to make music education accessible to all K-12 kids by offering affordable music lessons, workshops, assemblies, and artist-in-residence programs. Ethos has become one of Oregon’s leading sources of music education and has won numerous regional and national awards, including being selected as one of the top 50 after-school programs in the country by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.  This grant supports this good work.

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Family Building Blocks

Grant Amount: $9,000
Project: Improving Energy and Water Efficiency to Reduce Facility Costs
Year: 2009
Location: Salem, OR
About:

Several measures were put into place to significantly improve energy and water efficiency, thereby reducing facility costs at its Chelsea’s Place location, in order to avoid eliminating much-needed services for children who are at-risk for abuse and neglect.  Measures taken were: 1) replacing the old washer and dryer with a high-energy and high-capacity washer and dryer, 2) replacing three toilets with low-flow toilets; 3) replace significant areas of grass landscaping in the front of Chelsea’s Place with low-water use and low-maintenance plants; 4) install coverings on four FBB windows, in three offices, to improve energy efficiency during the winter and summer months; and 5) improve heating and cooling in the Outreach wing.  Through these five simple measures, they should achieve a cost-savings of $4,830 during the first year after changes have been made.  In addition to providing efficient services and increasing comfort, the savings will pay for eight months of non-USDA reimbursed lunches in the therapeutic Classrooms.



Family Building Blocks

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Therapeutic Playgrounds
Year: 2017
Location: Salem, OR
About:

The playground is considered an extension of the therapeutic classroom and stimulates young brains and helps develop fine and large motor skills. This project will serve children considered at high-risk for child abuse and neglect in Marion County.



Family Building Blocks, OARN

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: OARN: Improving Services for At-Risk Children and Families in Oregon
Year: 2011
Location: Salem, OR
About:

Funding for formal organizing of the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries into a separate legal entity that can act on behalf of all relief nurseries.  In effect, these funds freed up money to be used for direct services, while at the same time developing an organization that is able to educate and act on behalf of all relief nurseries, therefore strengthening the individual relief nurseries and allowing them to provide better service.



Family Nurturing Center

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Parent/Baby Support Group
Year: 2013
Location: Medford, OR
About:

Family Nurturing Center is Jackson County’s Children’s Relief Nursery, a community-based non-profit child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention program.  The overall goal of Parent/Baby Group is to promote secure parent-child attachment and help parents understand child development and the needs of infants.  General family support and stabilization is also a focus.  Specific objectives include improving parent-child relationships, increasing the use of healthy parenting strategies, and decreasing the prevalence of child maltreatment.  Parents and their babies attend a once weekly session facilitated by one of the Family Nurturing Center’s therapists, and receive two home visits per month by the same therapist.



Family Nurturing Center

Grant Amount: $15,000
Project: Phoenix Satellite Playground Project
Year: 2017
Location: Medford, OR
About:

Grant allows completion of the extended outdoor classroom and building the natural playscape. This project serves  children at high risk of abuse and neglect and provides an extension of the therapeutic classroom.



Family Nurturing Center F18

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Continuing the Phoenix Satellite Playground Project
Year: 2018
Location: Medford, OR
About:

This proposal supports the completion of our outdoor extended classroom at our Phoenix satellite location. This space will inform our work, innovatively changing the way in which we can support children aged 2-5 at high risk of abuse and neglect.

Due to unforeseen challenges, the cost of the project funded in 2017 increased.  This is an additional grant given with the hope of covering some, if not all, of the overages so that the children will have a safe place to play and learn outdoors all year.


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