Social Services For Youth & Children

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Adelante Mujeres

Project: Leadership Development for Latino families

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Forest Grove, OR

Develops leadership skills with Hispanic women and girls.  Includes a community service learning project, leadership mentoring opportunities, civic engagement, and both parent and youth leadership opportunities.

Adelante Mujeres

Project: Immigrant Solidarity and Civic Leadership Project

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Forest Grove, OR

This project will focus on the recruitment, training, and mentoring of 40 participants from our Education and Microenterprise programs, and the Washington County community to become responsive Civic Leaders.

Adelante Mujeres’ project will 1) Create a platform for advocacy for people of color to engage in local and relevant government topics. 2) Ensure that communities of color are equipped with the tools, training, and opportunities to serve in government leadership roles. 3) Promote people of color into civic leadership roles to better advocate for community needs through culturally-responsive training.


Adelante Mujeres

Project: Advancing Social & Emotional Wellness

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Forest Grove, OR

Lamb Foundation funds will help provide a community-based solution to reduce educational and health disparities through programs and community building for children and adults, ages 0-55+ throughout Washington County, OR.

Baker Relief Nursery

Project: "Emerging" Baker Relief Nursery

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Baker City, OR

This is a new, “emerging” relief nursery.  Provides certified relief nursery services in 2021/22 to 35 families with children age birth to 6 years, screened positive for risk factors of potential child abuse/neglect, and residing in Baker and south Union counties in Oregon.


Project: Betties360 Spring Term Program

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $5,000 Location: Portland, OR

Betties360 serves underprivileged middle school girls of low economic status and diverse ethnic backgrounds. Up to 36 girls will participate in our weekly after school program, building self-confidence and awareness through recreation and sports.

SIlver Falls

Blanchet House of Hospitality

Project: Emergency Meals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $7,000 Location: Portland, OR

Providing emergency meals to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bradley Angle

Project: Critical Operating Support for Domestic Violence Services

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR

We expect to serve 400-600 domestic abuse survivors across our core programs in 2021 with these funds. Programs are designed to provide support and assistance at every step of a survivor’s healing journey and are inclusive of all identities.

Bridge Meadows

Project: Empowering Youth through Intergenerational Place, Permanence and Shared Social Purpose

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR


By leveraging the power of intergenerational place, permanence and shared social purpose, Bridge Meadows’ residents create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Since April 2011, the former foster youth, adoptive parents and low-income elders who call Bridge Meadows home have been working together to combat social isolation and individual vulnerability.  Anticipated impact includes: 1) Increased housing stability for children formerly in foster care and their families; 2) Children increase academic success; and 3) Parents and elders gain skills to successfully parent youth formerly in foster care.

Burns Paiute Tribe Foundation

Project: TuWaKii Nobi (Kid's House) Youth Program Initiative

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $12,550 Location: Burns, OR

Tuwakii Nobi will provide on-line after school tutoring for our Native community youth. We are continuing to offer language and cultural immersion opportunities to our youth and their families online due to COVID-19.

Burns-Paiute Tribe Foundation

Project: TuWaKee-Nobi Afterschool Program

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $12,110 Location: Burns, OR

Serves Native American youth age 5-18 and their families living in Harney County. This funding will add additional cultural programming that is a top priority for Tribal Council as well as the community.  In addition, starting in 2019, funding will be utilized for tutors so that there are more opportunities for tutoring, especially in the evenings for teenage youth.


Causa of Oregon

Project: Oregon DACA Coalition Scholarships for renewal application fees for 30 DACA recipients

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $14,850 Location: Salem, OR

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal Scholarships through Oregon DACA Coalition to ensure that 30 undocumented youth have the opportunity to apply for DACA support, a key step in stabilizing lives.

Chess for Success

Project: After-school Chess Programs in 75 schools

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR

The mission of Chess for Success (CFS) is to help children develop the skills necessary for success in school and life by learning chess.  This grant provides after-school chess clubs for 70 K-8th grade students in the Portland metro area for a year. The schools served have an average of 73% of the students qualifying for free or reduced food programs.  The students receive chess instruction; t-shirts that are designed by club members; chess sets to take home at the end of the year; and free entrance to CFS tournaments. Schools also receive all chess equipment for the clubs, including chess sets, demonstration boards, and a chess library for the school.  Teachers from the school are paid to coach the clubs and the program is free for all students.


Project: Childhaven Continuum of Care Model

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Seattle, WA

We served 364 children ages 0-5 who were either at-risk or victims of child abuse and neglect, and 403 of their caregivers in 2016-2017. We expect to double the number of children served in the next five years.  Funds from Lamb Foundation will help Childhaven implement a Continuum of Care model to strategically change the way Childhaven administers trauma-informed treatment programs to underserved children and families.


Project: Childhaven transportation program

Year: 2015 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Seattle, WA

Childhaven is one of only two agencies in Washington State that provides scientifically-based therapy programs for very young abused and neglected children, providing the care and support they need to build skills for healthy lives.  This grant supports the purchase of a 15 passenger van properly equipped to carry 13 children and two teachers. The van removes an important barrier to access to service and also allows teachers to interact with families on a twice-daily basis.

Community Development Corporation of Oregon

Project: Listening to our Neighbors' Needs in Workforce Development

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $8,000 Location: Gresham, OR

Outcome of the Rockwood Speaks project: 1) needs assessment of what types of jobs our neighbors want to be trained for, 2) needs assessment of what barriers they face in gaining access to training, & 3) identification of local leaders to oversee training programs.

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