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Project: Adelante Chicas Youth DevelopmentYear: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Forest Grove, OR
Adelante Chicas is the first program of its kind in Oregon to provide a comprehensive and proactive approach to empower Latina girls. Through working closely with the girls and their families through high school, encouraging and empowering girls towards secondary education, ultimately the goal is to develop young Latina leaders that contribute to societal well-being.
Project: Leadership Development for Latino familiesYear: 2016 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Forest Grove, OR
Develops leadership skills with Hispanic women and girls. Includes a community service learning project, leadership mentoring opportunities, civic engagement, and both parent and youth leadership opportunities.
Project: Immigrant Solidarity and Civic Leadership ProjectYear: 2018 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Forest Grove, OR
This project will focus on the recruitment, training, and mentoring of 40 participants from our Education and Microenterprise programs, and the Washington County community to become responsive Civic Leaders.
Adelante Mujeres’ project will 1) Create a platform for advocacy for people of color to engage in local and relevant government topics. 2) Ensure that communities of color are equipped with the tools, training, and opportunities to serve in government leadership roles. 3) Promote people of color into civic leadership roles to better advocate for community needs through culturally-responsive training.
Arts Council of Pendleton (Pendleton Center for the Arts)
Project: Art Rocks TeensYear: 2021 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Pendleton, OR
Provides general support of our free teen arts education program, Art Rocks Teens. The funding will allow us to provide 600 young people with professionally guided learning in arts history, techniques and applications.
Artula Institute for Arts and Environmental Education
Project: Washed Ashore Enhanced Volunteer Education and RecruitmentYear: 2022 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Bandon, OR
This grant will be used to increase volunteer training. Inspiring volunteers through education and development of their understanding of our mission to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways and spark positive actions.
Baker Relief Nursery
Project: "Emerging" Baker Relief NurseryYear: 2021 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Baker City, OR
This is a new, “emerging” relief nursery. Provides certified relief nursery services in 2021/22 to 35 families with children age birth to 6 years, screened positive for risk factors of potential child abuse/neglect, and residing in Baker and south Union counties in Oregon.
Project: Betties360 Spring Term ProgramYear: 2017 Grant Amount: $5,000 Location: Portland, OR
Betties360 serves underprivileged middle school girls of low economic status and diverse ethnic backgrounds. Up to 36 girls will participate in our weekly after school program, building self-confidence and awareness through recreation and sports.
Blanchet House of Hospitality
Project: Emergency Meals during the COVID-19 pandemicYear: 2020 Grant Amount: $7,000 Location: Portland, OR
Providing emergency meals to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project: Critical Operating Support for Domestic Violence ServicesYear: 2021 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR
We expect to serve 400-600 domestic abuse survivors across our core programs in 2021 with these funds. Programs are designed to provide support and assistance at every step of a survivor’s healing journey and are inclusive of all identities.
BRAVO Youth Orchestras
Project: BRAVO Rosa Parks Enrollment GrowthYear: 2014 Grant Amount: $12,500 Location: Portland, OR
Provides rigorous, daily instruction for 20-24 additional students in 2nd-4th grade, including choral singing, music literacy, stringed instrument technique and full orchestra. Provides performance opportunities in high-profile venues, hosts international caliber guest artists, celebrates cultural richness reflective of the students while maintaining a low teacher-student ratio and high student retention. The program works to develop executive function in our students (inhibitory control, emotional regulation, sustained focus) for improved academic outcomes and ability to achieve long-term goals.
Project: Empowering Youth through Intergenerational Place, Permanence and Shared Social PurposeYear: 2014 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Portland, OR
By leveraging the power of intergenerational place, permanence and shared social purpose, Bridge Meadows’ residents create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Since April 2011, the former foster youth, adoptive parents and low-income elders who call Bridge Meadows home have been working together to combat social isolation and individual vulnerability. Anticipated impact includes: 1) Increased housing stability for children formerly in foster care and their families; 2) Children increase academic success; and 3) Parents and elders gain skills to successfully parent youth formerly in foster care.
Building Healthy Families
Project: Transportation Project to increase access to servicesYear: 2011 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Enterprise, OR
This grant enabled the purchase of a very nice, low-mileage 9 passenger van that has been a pivotal factor in serving the needs of children and families participating in all of Building Healthy Families’ programs, including: transporting students on science and after school field trips, client transportation (including weekly parent education classes), and aiding in making events possible for community partners. The van provided the missing link in making programs accessible to more of the community and better serving the neighboring counties of Baker and Union.
Burns Paiute Tribe Foundation
Project: TuWaKii Nobi (Kid's House) Youth Program InitiativeYear: 2021 Grant Amount: $12,550 Location: Burns, OR
Tuwakii Nobi will provide on-line after school tutoring for our Native community youth. We are continuing to offer language and cultural immersion opportunities to our youth and their families online due to COVID-19.
Burns-Paiute Tribe Foundation
Project: TuWaKee-Nobi Afterschool ProgramYear: 2018 Grant Amount: $12,110 Location: Burns, OR
Serves Native American youth age 5-18 and their families living in Harney County. This funding will add additional cultural programming that is a top priority for Tribal Council as well as the community. In addition, starting in 2019, funding will be utilized for tutors so that there are more opportunities for tutoring, especially in the evenings for teenage youth.
Project: Training Program for 2012 Camp Caldera StaffYear: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR
Trained 40 Camp Caldera staff on child development and management, relationship-based mentoring, safety, and team-building. Caldera provides professional mentoring, research-based arts and environmental education curriculum, and a unique camp experience that enables youth to think and learn through art, nature and creativity. The camp experience is the cornerstone of Caldera’s program. From sixth grade through high school, students from urban and rural schools come together at Caldera, a place that is magical and inspiring. The work that occurs at camp is carried through the year with weekly art/mentoring classes and week-long artists residencies at the schools the youth attend.