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Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

Project: Sitka Youth Program

Year: 2022 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Otis, OR

Provides hands-on arts education to over 1200 Pre-K-8th grade students in local schools and a 4-week summer art education series for over 100 underserved youth in Tillamook and Lincoln Counties.

The Library Foundation

Project: The Every Child initiative: Changing the literacy odds for at-risk children

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $8,000 Location: Portland, OR

This project will reach over 57,000 children and adults, delivering vital messages about early literacy and brain development, and making appropriate books available to the highest-risk families who are living in poverty, and those who may have language or literacy challenges at home.

Urban ArtWorks S20

Project: Mural Apprentice Program- School Year 20/21

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Seattle, WA

The Urban ArtWorks’ Mural Apprentice Program (MAP) provides arts-based employment opportunities for young people with barriers to employment and education.  Provides 192 instruction hours for 20 high-risk youth to work with 6 teaching artists to produce murals that are installed throughout King County, WA. to enrich the environment with art and give these youth job skills, work and a sense of pride.

Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

Project: Salmon cooking station and Joseph Interpretive Exhibit Tipis

Year: 2011 Grant Amount: $9,000 Location: Wallowa, OR

The Nez Perce Homeland Project is a grass roots endeavor to develop a place in the Wallowa Valley where the Nez Perce people can once again celebrate their traditions and customs.  It aims to connect a new generation of Nez Perce people, local community members, and visitors from around the world with stories of the past and a vision of the future.  This grant furthers that mission by: 1) construct a rock salmon cooking station beside the traditional dance arbor in Wallowa to be used during the annual Tamkaliks Celebration and Friendship Feast; 2) replace the two aging Nez Perce style tipis, decorated by Nez Perce artists, at the Homeland Project Interpretive Exhibit in Joseph.




Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

Project: General Operations

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

Originally this proposal was for a sound system and lighting to enhance the cultural experience of the annual Tamkaliks Powwow. Up to 1000 tribal members and 1000 observers attend the 3-day event.  However, the grant was made for general operations to allow them to utilize funds for other projects as well.

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