Social Services For Youth & Children

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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: Increase Commodity Donations by One Million Pounds

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

The mission of Farmers Ending Hunger (FEH) is to eliminate hunger in Oregon by increasing the amount of high quality food available to hungry local communities through a partnership of farmers, food processors, Oregon Food Bank and the public.  This grant will support the initiation of a farmer and rancher recruitment effort that will result in an additional one million pounds of high quality food products delivered to Oregon Food Bank.  Grower meetings will be held in three locations throughout the state concentrating on three identified commodities.  We have targeted onions in Malheur County, potatoes in the Columbia Gorge and vegetables in the Willamette Valley as high priority commodities.  We implemented a public awareness campaign in 2011 that has resulted in significant increases in donors and cash donations from both businesses and individuals.  The increased awareness has positioned us to now concentrate on expanding the number of farmers and ranchers who donate and this greatly increases the amount of products delivered to Oregon Food Bank.

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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.




Girls Incorporated of Northwest Oregon

Project: Afterschool Girl Empowerment programs for Portland-area girls

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR

Girls, Inc. of NW Oregon will bring Girls Group programming to girls in Multnomah and Washington Counties.  Participating girls are between the ages of 6 and 18 and represent the following racial/ethnic groups: Latina 30%, Black/African American 17%, White 24%, Native American 7%, Mixed Race 11%, Other/Unknown 7%.  Girls Groups cover three of the Girls Inc. curricula in three eight-week terms, meeting for 90 minutes weekly over a given school year.  Each curriculum is broken out into age-appropriate modules.  Girls Inc. anticipates the following outcomes: 65% of participants increase or maintain high levels of self-confidence, knowledge of subject matter and pro-social behaviors.  Girls Inc. Girls Group provides a one-of-a-kind, researched, gender-specific experiential educational opportunity for Portland area girls.

Good Neighbor Center

Project: Children's Program

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Tigard, OR

This grant provided after school and summer programming for children living with their families at Good Neighbor Center, an safe emergency housing shelter that provides supportive, empowering services to families. The Children’s Program runs four days a week and serves all school-age children staying in shelter. After school there is a Homework Club followed by activities for the children. During the summer when school is out, the Summer School Program consists of tutoring, physical activities and daily field trips and includes children from transitional housing as well.

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.

Good News Community Health Center, Inc.

Project: General Operations

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $7,000 Location: Portland, OR

Good News Community Health Center (GNCHC) is a non-profit, faith and community-based medical center serving our poor and uninsured neighbors in the Rockwood community of East Multnomah County.  This grant helped to launch two new programs: A dental tech lab that gives patients an affordable option for dental restorations and a new program to assist patients with diabetic supplies.  The Rockwood community has some of the highest rates of Type II diabetes in the state.

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.

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