Solicited Grants (2011-Current)

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Door to Grace

Project: General Operations - Staff Building

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $18,000 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.  Note: Closed in 2019.  See Safety First.



Door to Grace

Project: Support for a host home

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $10,425 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.  Note: Closed in 2019.  See Safety First.



Door to Grace

Project: General Operations

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $8,000 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.  Note: Closed in 2019.  See Safety First.



Door to Grace

Project: Mentoring

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $5,000 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.  Note: Closed 2019.  See Safety First.



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Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council Inc, dba Art Center East

Project: Access to the Arts for Rural Youth

Year: 2019 Grant Amount: $15,000 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

Project: EORT General Operating Support: Provides access to live theatre for all ages in rural communities in eastern Oregon and SE Washington.

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $5,000 Location: Baker City, OR
About:

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



Ethos, Inc.

Project: General Operations

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $10,000 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.



Family Access Network Foundation

Project: FAN Advocate Services in Central Oregon

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Bend, OR
About:

FAN typically serves over 9,000 struggling children and families every year. Funds from the Lamb Foundation will provide 100 of these children with the essential resources they need in order to thrive in school.



Family Building Blocks

Project: OARN: Improving Services for At-Risk Children and Families in Oregon

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $8,000 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 Building Blocks

Project: Therapeutic Playgrounds

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $15,000 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

Project: General Operations

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Salem, OR
About:

To support the work of this relief nursery as they navigate the pandemic and continue to serve at-risk children and their families to prevent child abuse and neglect, and keep children safely with their families.



Family Nurturing Center

Project: Parent/Baby Support Group

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $15,000 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

Project: Continuing the Phoenix Satellite Playground Project

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $5,000 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.

 



Family Nurturing Center

Project: Phoenix Satellite Playground Project

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $15,000 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

Project: Classroom & Family Support

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Medford, OR
About:

Operational support for the Family Nurturing Center (FNC) Farm & Food Extended Classroom Program supporting 50 at-risk children and their families by offering class and family trips to the FNC operated farm, 50 food boxes monthly to families, and transportation. Family Nurturing Center is a child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention program serving high-risk Jackson County families with children.


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