Social Services For Youth & Children

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Oregon Food Bank

Project: Unrestricted

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $5,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Support of the Oregon Food Bank mission: To eliminate hunger and its root causes – because no one should be hungry.



Oregon Food Bank

Project: Food and programs for children and families

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

Provides necessary food and food-related programming for low-income children and families, who might otherwise go without.



p:ear

Project: Safe Space/General Operating Support

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

p:ear creatively mentors homeless and transitional youth ages 15-24.  Through education, art, recreation and transition programs, p:ear builds positive relationships with each young person to affirm personal worth and to create more meaningful and healthier lives.  p:ear responds to the individual needs of each youth during the precarious and complex process of exiting street life and growing up without healthy, parental support.  p:ear helps homeless and transitional youth see themselves beyond homelessness.



p:ear

Project: Wilderness Recreation

Year: 2017 Grant Amount: $8,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

p:ear’s recreation program makes physical activity fun, safe and accessible, in both urban and wilderness settings, to Portland’s homeless youth. Two hundred and fifty-six youth participate in p:ear’s 44 outdoor trips annually. These experiences are often life changing.  Funds from this grant will provide the necessary gear for homeless young people to safely experience wilderness recreation.

   



Philanthropy Northwest

Project: Census Equity Fund 2020

Year: 2019 Grant Amount: $37,500 Location: Seattle, WA
About:

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.  Philanthropy Northwest is managing this fund to serve the entire state of Washington.



Pioneer Relief Nursery

Project: Wheels of Hope

Year: 2019 Grant Amount: $17,000 Location: Pendleton, OR
About:

Enables therapeutic classes at least twice as often per week, reduces the number of taxi vouchers issued (and therefore expense) for respite services, and creates access to crucial Relief Nursery services in other areas of Umatilla County.



Portland Fruit Tree Project

Project: Expansion of outreach, harvest and fruit distribution services to low income families with children

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $9,700 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Increase harvesting events that involve children, by establishing where there is the greatest need and food insecurity and partnering with organizations that serve those neighborhoods.  An estimated 3000 families with young children received fruit in their emergency food boxes in 2012 due to Portland Fruit Tree Project.  Over 50 children from low-income households also participated in harvest events.

   



Portland Fruit Tree Project

Project: Continuation and expansion of outreach, harvest and fruit distribution services to low-income families with children

Year: 2013 Grant Amount: $9,700 Location: Portland, OR
About:

This grant continues the successful work started in 2012 to increase harvesting events that involve children, and distribute more fresh fruit to children.



Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Project: Diversion to prevent homelessness for families with children

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

This project will help 80 homeless families with children under 18 in Portland either prevent or end their homelessness.



Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Project: Homeless Prevention Program

Year: 2019 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Allows families with 72-hour eviction notices to get help keeping their homes and never having to experience homelessness at all. PHFS pays back rent and utilities for families during times of emergency and serves 67 families with children.



Portland Public Schools

Project: Safety Patrol Picnic Ride Bracelets

Year: 2019 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

Roughly 2400 students from over 70 public and private Portland area schools facilitate the safe crossing for thousands more students who walk and bike to school each day. Each year Portland Public Schools Security Services Department throws a picnic at Oaks Park, which includes tickets for the rides.  This is a huge incentive and thank you to those students.

The cost has recently become prohibitive for many schools.  This grant is intended to allow some of the schools who could not participate this year to afford to participate in 2020.



Portland Rescue Mission

Project: Comprehensive Security System Upgrade at Shepherd's Door Women's and Children's Shelter

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $8,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

The comprehensive security system allows families to be safe within Shepherd’s Door Women’s and Children’s Shelter, which offers an opportunity to build a new life while fleeing domestic violence.  The system allows only people who are authorized to enter and to gain access only to appropriate areas of the building.



Portland State University Foundation - Center for Women's Leadership

Project: Center For Women's Leadership GOALS program: Girls Oregon Action Leadership Service

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

The GOALS program works collaboratively with a Teen Council of 30+ teen girl leaders from approximately 15 high schools to host an all-day educational Leadership Summit for 300+ girls from approximately 40 Portland Metro Area high schools.

   

         

 



Project Lemonade

Project: Inspiring Self-Esteem to Help Foster Youth Succeed in School and Life

Year: 2022 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR
About:

This grant will support Project Lemonade’s 3 programs in 2022. It will help us reach our goal to assist 2500 foster youth with 1) clothing needs, 2)provide paid job training to 15 youth interns, and 3) grant 100 youth WISHes.



Relief Nursery

Project: Community Outreach

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Eugene, OR
About:

To keep between 10-20 children under age 6 free from abuse and neglect, by providing therapeutic early intervention and comprehensive family services to them and their families, as part of the established Relief Nursery Outreach Connections program.  This program is designed to address urgent needs of those waiting to be admitted to regular programming.


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