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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.
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.
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.
Causa of Oregon
Project: Oregon DACA Coalition Scholarships for renewal application fees for 30 DACA recipientsYear: 2018 Grant Amount: $14,850 Location: Salem, OR
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal Scholarships through Oregon DACA Coalition to ensure that 30 undocumented youth have the opportunity to apply for DACA support, a key step in stabilizing lives.
Chess for Success
Project: After-school Chess Programs in 75 schoolsYear: 2014 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Portland, OR
The mission of Chess for Success (CFS) is to help children develop the skills necessary for success in school and life by learning chess. This grant provides after-school chess clubs for 70 K-8th grade students in the Portland metro area for a year. The schools served have an average of 73% of the students qualifying for free or reduced food programs. The students receive chess instruction; t-shirts that are designed by club members; chess sets to take home at the end of the year; and free entrance to CFS tournaments. Schools also receive all chess equipment for the clubs, including chess sets, demonstration boards, and a chess library for the school. Teachers from the school are paid to coach the clubs and the program is free for all students.
Project: Childhaven Continuum of Care ModelYear: 2017 Grant Amount: $20,000 Location: Seattle, WA
We served 364 children ages 0-5 who were either at-risk or victims of child abuse and neglect, and 403 of their caregivers in 2016-2017. We expect to double the number of children served in the next five years. Funds from Lamb Foundation will help Childhaven implement a Continuum of Care model to strategically change the way Childhaven administers trauma-informed treatment programs to underserved children and families.
Project: Childhaven transportation programYear: 2015 Grant Amount: $15,000 Location: Seattle, WA
Childhaven is one of only two agencies in Washington State that provides scientifically-based therapy programs for very young abused and neglected children, providing the care and support they need to build skills for healthy lives. This grant supports the purchase of a 15 passenger van properly equipped to carry 13 children and two teachers. The van removes an important barrier to access to service and also allows teachers to interact with families on a twice-daily basis.