Social Services For Youth & Children

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Family Tree Relief Nursery

Project: Nursery-center based therapeutic early childhood program

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

With the objective to strengthen families and prevent child abuse, the Therapeutic Early Childhood Program provides a combination of center-based and home-based developmental learning experiences for children ages 2 through 5 and provides healing emotional support for the children and their families.


Project: FareStart Youth Culinary Training Program

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

The new FareStart Youth Culinary Program will enroll 40 – 80 students between the ages of 16 – 24 who are currently not enrolled in school or employed, and living below the poverty line in 2016. The program is a partnership with the Seattle Interagency School and will provide students job training, education and job placement or further education services all while providing wrap-around support.


Project: Expanding FareStart’s Youth Barista & Customer Service Training Program

Year: 20023 Grant Amount: $18,000 Location: Seattle, WA

Expands FareStart’s Barista & Customer Service Program, which re-engages young people, ages 16-24 years, furthest from opportunity in WA’s Puget Sound region, to transform their lives by developing job readiness skills, access resources, and gain employment and/or school credits.

Farmers Ending Hunger

Project: Increased Food Delivered to Oregon Food Bank Network

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Salem, OR

This grant will help enhance and expand the amount of hamburger, fresh cherries and other local food that will be delivered to Oregon Food Bank and the statewide Oregon Food Bank Network.

Financial Beginnings Oregon

Project: We will provide free financial education to 23,000 young people, 51-75% of whom will come from low-income backgrounds.

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR

We will provide free financial education to 23,000 young people, 51-75% of whom will come from low-income backgrounds.  These programs will provide low-income youth with education and training that will help them meet financial challenges like the one we face with COVID-19. They will also help them understand important financial concepts, make healthy, proactive financial choices, and set and achieve long-term financial goals.

FISH Vancouver

Project: Volunteer Coordinator + PPE

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Vancouver, WA

Provides 11 weeks salary plus Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for a of Volunteer Coordinator, a much-needed position due to COVID-19 and the change in volunteers.  During the time of this grant, FISH will provide emergency food to 9,625 people – many first-time visitors – in Clark County’s poorest neighborhoods. About 30% of clients are children; 21% are elderly.


Project: General Program Support for Oregon Foster Youth Pandemic Recovery Support

Year: 2022 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Seaside, OR

To provide general program support to provide Oregon young people in and from foster care, age 16-24, with access to resources as they recover from the pandemic. Funding will be used to increase staff capacity to get youth back on track after falling further behind during the pandemic.

Friends of Explorer Post 58

Project: Teen Outreach Program

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR

Connects Portland area teenagers with challenging outdoor and wilderness adventures to include a much broader demographic of students. The grant will make financial assistance available to broaden diversity and scope of the organization to an estimated 20-30 students who otherwise might not be able to participate.




Friends of Youth

Project: Support for general operation of all agency programs (wrap-around services)

Year: 2024 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Kirkland, WA

Supports general operation of agency programs, which will allow us to provide over 2,000 marginalized youth facing a wide range of difficult circumstances with emergency shelter, housing, mental health counseling, and other critical services.

Good News Community Health Center

Project: Good News Clinic - two programs: Tutoring and Substance Abuse Prevention

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR

Grant supports two programs: 1) one-on-one educational tutoring for at-risk students and 2) expand substance abuse counseling as a next big step towards integrating a behavioral health program with primary care: a unique and critical offering in Rockwood, a neighborhood of outer SE Portland (Gresham), OR.

Harney County Library Foundation

Project: Project Pre-COOL

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $14,280 Location: Burns, OR

Provides a small branch library within the Early Childhood Center to introduce and connect families with young children with the larger Harney County Library, the library system and its resources.  Also supports the “Raising a Reader” program for these families.

Heart of Oregon Corps

Project: Post-Secondary Education Success Initiative

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Bend, OR

This initiative will expose and prepare 60 students from Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties to educational opportunities beyond high school. 46% of the youth will be first generation college enrollees.


Heart of Oregon Corps

Project: Heart of Oregon 2023 Summer Programs

Year: 2023 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Bend, OR

Heart of Oregon provides two summer conservation programs, Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps and Camp LEAD, which provide job skills training to youth doing work in a supportive outdoor work environment.

Homeless Youth Law Clinic

Project: The p:ear legal project

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Portland, OR

Provides community legal services ranging from advice, brief service and litigation, impacting fifty 14-25 year-old youth at p:ear. P:ear serves youth who are homeless, or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Homeplate Youth Services

Project: Activities for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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

Supports additional coordination and expansion of programming for HomePlate’s drop-in centers as well as outings with youth experiencing instability. Adding activities that increase youth’s mastery and belonging help to further their stability and hopes for a better future.  The main expectation is to support the positive development of young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability through intentional and well-rounded programming.  Project proposes to serve a projected 1,000 Washington County homeless youth during 2015.

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