Social Services For Youth & Children

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Tides of Change

Project: Critical Operating Support for Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Year: 2022 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Tillamook, OR

These funds will specifically serve survivors of domestic/dating violence, sexual violence, stalking and/or human trafficking in Tillamook County. We serve between 425-560 survivors a year across all our programs.

Treasure Valley Children's Relief Nursery

Project: Technology: customized database software, website improvements and services

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Ontario, OR

Funds were used to purchase a user-friendly database developed specifically for relief nurseries in Medford, OR that will allow TVCRN to track required information that can be easily compared to data from other relief nurseries and will yield meaningful reports to help further the work at TVCRN.  In addition, funds were used to create a web video and pay for upkeep of their website.

Treasure Valley Children's Relief Nursery

Project: General Operations

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $12,000.00 Location: Ontario, OR

This grant helps make it possible for this relief nursery to provide free services to their clients, all of whom are living in poverty.

Key Objectives are:

1) To prevent child abuse and neglect by eliminating or significantly reducing the risk factors that often face parents living in “survival mode”.

2) To help clients improve their parenting skills and learn to set goals for their children and their families.

3) To recognize as early as possible any signs of developmental delays in the youngsters in our care so referrals to Early Intervention Services have the greatest effect.

Treasure Valley Children's Relief Nursery

Project: Creating a Natural Playground

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $10,500 Location: Ontario, OR

At-risk toddlers will get to safely explore and play. Trauma’s negative impact on children is well-documented. Our play area will provide many opportunities for children to grow their imaginations, build their vocabularies, and learn about nature.

The natural playground………………………. A trike track…………..
and a balance beam donated by a High School senior volunteer.

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Treehouse Fund

Project: Treehouse Fostering Futures

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Seattle, WA

Treehouse programs provide support and resources foster youth need to earn a diploma and successfully pave pathways to adulthood. We support basic needs, extracurricular activities, and provide individualized academic coaching.

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Treehouse Fund

Project: Treehouse General Operating

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Seattle, WA

Treehouse partners with youth and young adults in foster care in WA state by providing coaching and resource navigation so they graduate and have the tools and resources they need to thrive as independent adults.

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Treehouse Fund

Project: Graduation Success

Year: 2018 Grant Amount: $12,500 Location: Seattle, WA

The goal of Treehouse’s Graduation Success Program is to help foster youth graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers. During the 2017-2018, we expect to serve 850-1,000 youth in foster care in Washington State.

Youth in foster care face an uphill battle academically due to lack of basic skills, frequent home and school placement changes and emotional upheaval.

Treehouse is involved in our most important work yet: helping foster youth graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future and launch successfully into adulthood.  After 5 years of success in Seattle/King County, Graduation Success expanded in 2016 to Tacoma and Spokane, this year expanding to an additional eight districts in Pierce, Spokane and Snohomish counties.  Treehouse is planning to expand the Graduation Success program statewide by 2022.

Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity

Project: Edith-Carrie Housing Project

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Walla Walla, WA

This project partners Habitat for Humanity with Blue Mountain Action Council to start the work that will enable building four new homes in a transitional neighborhood in Walla Walla.  These are affordable, safe homes for families who demonstrate need, financial/familial stability, and a commitment to investing several hundred hours of labor during the build.

United Cerebral Palsy of San Luis Obispo

Project: Parents of Joy All-Inclusive Playground

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $2,000 Location: Atascadero, CA

Supports the construction of a playground accessible to all children, regardless of ability. The playground will be designed to make social play easier for children with cerebral palsy and other special needs.  NOTE: this grant does not conform to Lamb Foundation’s usual guidelines.

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Project: Census Equity Fund 2020

Year: 2019 Grant Amount: $37,500 Location: Portland, OR

This is an unusually large grant for Lamb Foundation.  The directors felt that it was important enough that they devoted a large portion of Fall 2019 grants to join with fellow philanthropists to support this effort.  Census 2020 is extremely important because an accurate count of citizens determines many factors, including how much money is available to states for social services.  By supporting an accurate count, especially among those most in need of these services, funds will have an impact of further reach.

The Census Equity Fund is designed to concentrate funding and services for those who are hardest to count.  Among others, these include people living in rural, tribal or non traditional tracts, homeless people, people with language barriers, people without adequate internet connection or skills, and young children.  United Way of the Columbia Willamette is managing this fund to serve the entire state of Oregon.

Urban Gleaners

Project: Food to Schools Expansion Project

Year: 2015 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Portland, OR

Urban Gleaners provides weekly deliveries of fresh food for home consumption to children and families in high need in E Multnomah County through their schools and Section 8 housing. Urban Gleaners reduces waste and want.


Urban Gleaners

Project: Unrestricted

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $5,000 Location: Portland, OR

Supporting their mission to help alleviate hunger by collecting food that would be thrown away and distributing it to agencies that feed the hungry. Hunger is not a problem of scarce resources but inefficient distribution.

100 lbs, 200 lbs, 500 lbs:

Urban Gleaners

Project: Food to Schools Program Expansion

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $14,000 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.

Wild Gift

Project: Marketing / Leader Development Program

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 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.


Project: Barista Education and Employment Program

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $20,000 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.

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