Solicited Grants (2011-Current)

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Safety Compass

Project: Organizational Support and Direct Service Needs in Oregon

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Salem, OR
About:

Offers trauma-informed and survivor-informed advocacy, long term case management and systems navigation to connect exploited victim/survivors of the commercial sexual industry with support services and justice system assistance.



Sanctuary Art Center

Project: Storytelling Internship Program

Year: 2021 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Seattle, WA
About:

The Storytelling Internship program will provide job training for 20 youth currently experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Participants will engage with a variety of local artists and employers to gain valuable job readiness skills.



Sanctuary Art Center

Project: Visual Storytelling Internship Program

Year: 2016 Grant Amount: $12,100 Location: Seattle, WA
About:

The Visual Storytelling Internship program gives a select group of homeless youth the opportunity to create a number of in-depth projects over a significant period of time. These youth will be given the opportunity to travel to Ashland, OR to view world class storytelling at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  The trip is meant to inspire and inform the youth about the work being done outside their community and to encourage them to continue in the program.

            



SEI

Project: Schools Unitiing Neighborhoods (SUN) Program

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

Providing extended-learning, healthy recreation, skill development, and community involvement opportunities for over 6,000 K-12 students and families annually to support diversity, equity, and inclusion and respond to demographic trends.



Sexual Assault Resource Center

Project: Continuing Support for CSEC Intervention & Support Program

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

The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC),a strongly volunteer-based organization, has provided crisis intervention and social support for survivors of sexual assault for the past 36 years.  Services include a 24-hour support line and in-person response team, case management, individual and group mental health treatment, culturally specific services for Latinas, and school-based primary prevention education.  Additionally, SARC offers comprehensive services to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in order to decrease barriers to support services and increase participation in their own recovery process, which in turn helps the youth move from victim to survivor to leader.  The continued goals of the CSEC Intervention & Support Program include 1) training first responders about CSEC identification, 2) providing 24-hour crisis intervention, and 3) long-term case management and service coordination for the youth.



Sexual Assault Resource Center

Project: Resilient Youth Strong & Empowered: CSEC prevention program

Year: 2014 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Beaverton, OR
About:

A new prevention collaboration with Self Enhancement Inc. addressing the commercial sexual exploitation of children/youth within the African American community.  The strategies for building a self-sustaining and culturally relevant program include: * SEI staff and youth guide SARC in enhancing an existing curriculum to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of youth that better reflects the students’ cultural needs., * SARC facilitates train-the-trainer workshops and co-facilitation opportunities to support SEI staff in implementing the curriculum independently., * SEI students develop a social media campaign promoting newly acquired skills with other youth agency wide., * SARC and SEI jointly convening a coalition of leaders to inform and support strategic planning for future prevention efforts.



Sexual Assault Resource Center

Project: Resilient Youth Strong and Empowered sexual exploitation prevention program

Year: 2015 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Beaverton, OR
About:

Continuing the new prevention collaboration with Self Enhancement Inc. addressing the commercial sexual exploitation of children/youth within the African American community.  The strategies remain the same as in 2014; however, this grant provides the addition of a Prevention Specialist representing the African American community, a component that was found to be essential for the success of the collaboration.



Sexual Assault Resource Center

Project: Support for CSEC Intervention & Support Program

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

The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC),a strongly volunteer-based organization, has provided crisis intervention and social support for survivors of sexual assault for the past 36 years.  Services include a 24-hour support line and in-person response team, case management, individual and group mental health treatment, culturally specific services for Latinas, and school-based primary prevention education.  Additionally, SARC offers comprehensive services to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in order to decrease barriers to support services and increase participation in their own recovery process, which in turn helps the youth move from victim to survivor to leader.  The continued goals of the CSEC Intervention & Support Program include 1) training first responders about CSEC identification, 2) providing 24-hour crisis intervention, and 3) long-term case management and service coordination for the youth.



Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

Project: Sitka Youth Program

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

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.



Social Venture Partners Portland

Project: Ready for Kindergarten Transitions Program

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

The Transitions project creates effective transition to kindergarten for children, families, communities, and schools in targeted districts where many of the 60% of Multnomah County children entering kindergarten with no prior classroom experience live.  For children with no prior classroom experience, their ability to socially, emotionally, and mentally adjust to a school environment can set them up for failure and a lag that is unrecoverable.  The transitions project aims to give these children the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to learn and able to move forward with their classmates and also prepares their families/caregivers to support them through that process.



SoundStart

Project: Let Them Be Little: A Playground for Infants and Toddlers Who are Deaf

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $18,745 Location: Beaverton, OR
About:

SoundSTART offers comprehensive care for children and young adults using cochlear implants and hearing aids, and their families. The playground expands the full-day care classroom outside and provides a developmentally appropriate, safe place to play.



South Coast Family Harbor

Project: Unrestricted

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

Helps prevent child abuse and neglect by using individualized community supports to strengthen high-risk families and keep children safe, healthy and ready to learn.



Stronger Families

Project: Oxygen for Your Relationships at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Year: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Bellevue, WA
About:

Provides necessary child care in order that 1200 couples stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord during 2013 may participate in a life-changing program proven to strengthen family relationships.



Team Read

Project: The Power is in the Pair - General Operating Support

Year: 2020 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Seattle, WA
About:

In 2020/21 we will employ 150 teens to tutor 300 2nd – 4th graders in reading across 17 schools. Each teen will work virtually in one:one tutoring sessions with two different readers, twice weekly. Summer plans will be made in January.



Technology Access Foundation

Project: College and Career Readiness

Year: 2019 Grant Amount: $5,000 Location: Seattle, WA
About:

TAF’s mission is to equip students (of color) for success in college and in life through the power of an interdisciplinary STEM education and supportive relationships. This program serves 150 high school students + events that serve 700 6-12 graders.


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