Last chance to submit Census 2020 information for the next ten years!

Date: 2020-09-08 03:35

Please submit your census survey right away if you have not yet done so.  Please also spread the word to the communities you serve and interact with – especially those communities that tend to be harder to count.  The census bureau has limited the time to collect data until the end of this month, September 30, 2020.  It is important that all people residing in the United States are counted by September 30, 2020!

Census 2020

Date: 2020-03-04 03:37

Census 2020 is poised to start this month.  This is a very important opportunity for all residents of the United States to be counted.  Lamb Foundation is helping to fund an effort to count people in hard-to-count communities in Oregon and Washington.  Recently the We Count Oregon campaign made this video available.  Please feel free to share it:

Homeless Youth Law Clinic is Featured in Street Roots

Date: 2019-05-30 02:15

5/29/19:  This week’s edition of Street Roots features an article about Homeless Youth Law Clinic, a 2017 Lamb Foundation grant recipient

Read the article here

Introducing Lilac Meadows – Human Solutions

Date: 2019-05-30 02:11


Human solutions was awarded a Lamb Foundation grant in spring 2018 for their Homeless Services Program.

5/2/19: Human Solutions is thrilled to share the news that our emergency shelter program for families has found a new permanent home! In partnership with the Joint Office of Homeless Services (a combined City or Portland and Multnomah County effort), Human Solutions will be moving our program that supports families through homelessness into a wonderful new shelter called Lilac Meadows in SE Portland, where the need is so great.  See more

Spring 2019 Grants Awarded

Date: 2019-05-30 01:47

Lamb Foundation has concluded the Spring 2019 grant cycle and awarded $123,000 in 9 solicited grants.  The geographic boundaries of this cycle’s grants were from Coos Bay, OR on the southern coast, to Pendleton and La Grande, in northeast OR, and Seattle, WA in the north.  More information about the grants and grantees can be found on the 2019 Grants page under the Grants menu.

Art About Agriculture News 2018

Date: 2018-08-22 04:24

The College’s Art About Agriculture Permanent Collection is the nation’s only contemporary, agrarian art collection owned and supported by a public university. It reflects the College’s commitment to build knowledge and appreciation for agricultural communities across the Pacific Northwest. Recent news of the program’s 2018 art purchases is below.

2018 Art About Agriculture purchases

BRAVO Summer Camp

Date: 2018-07-20 02:35

Lamb Foundation made a grant to BRAVO Youth Orchestras in 2014.  They are continuing to grow and develop.  BRAVO believes in social change through music and transforms the lives of underserved youth through intensive classical music instruction emphasizing collaboration, promoting self-confidence, and creating a community where children thrive.

Betties360 Impact Video 2018

Date: 2018-06-26 01:35

Betties360’s mission is to inspire well being in women and girls through action sports and outdoor adventures.

They recently shared their newest impact video:

Spring 2018 Grants Awarded

Date: 2018-05-10 05:14

Lamb Foundation has concluded the Spring 2018 grant cycle and awarded $125,320 in 10 solicited grants. Homelessness was a major theme, as was the case in the last grant cycle in fall 2017.  The geographic boundaries of this cycle’s grants were from Salem, OR in the south, to Seattle, WA in the north and Hood River and Pendleton, OR in the east.  Four of five recipients located or headquartered in Portland, OR are located in areas of the lowest per capita income levels.  More information about the grants and grantees can be found on the 2018 Grants page under the Grants menu.

Fall 2017 Grants Awarded

Date: 2017-12-14 05:26

Lamb Foundation has concluded the Fall 2017 grant cycle and awarded $116,000 in 12 board grants.  Two themes were prominent in the fall grants: homelessness and outdoor recreation.  The Lamb Foundation board made a total of 22 grants totaling $222,500 in 2017.  For more information about grants made, see the 2017 Grants page under the Grants heading.

Adelante Mujeres new video: Yolanda’s Story

Date: 2017-08-16 03:59

Adelante Mujeres has recently made a new video that is quite timely and definitely worth sharing:

Adelante Mujeres is “having the kind of impact that many national organizations are still struggling to achieve.”

Spring 2017 Grants Awarded

Date: 2017-05-17 01:14

The spring 2017 Lamb Foundation grants have been awarded.  Ten grants totaling $106,500 were awarded.  This grant cycle was equally balanced between arts grants and social service grants, and were distributed around the state.   Four of the Arts grants were awarded to organizations working in rural eastern Oregon.  Three of the Social Services for Youth and Children grants were awarded to assist relief nurseries in providing play areas as part of the extended therapeutic classrooms for children at high risk of abuse and neglect.  One of these is located in Ontario, OR, one in Medford, OR and one in Salem, OR.  Please find 2017 grants listed by year under Grants.

Childhaven honored

Date: 2015-10-27 10:33

October 21, 2015 Childhaven was honored by Seattle Business magazine as one of three nonprofits in the Nonprofit of the Year category at the 2015 Community Impact Awards.  The purpose of the Community Impact Awards is to recognize Washington state businesses and organizations that are making a tangible, measurable impact on their communities.

Childhaven featured in Seattle Times

Date: 2015-06-02 12:04

Childhaven, one of our spring 2015 grantees, was recently featured in the Seattle Times. Longtime child welfare advocate and well respected columnist Jerry Large featured Childhaven May 20. What fabulous coverage by an incredible community champion!  Read the article here.

Spring 2015 Grants Awarded

Date: 2015-05-11 01:49

The spring 2015 Lamb Foundation grants have been awarded!  Ten grants totaling $124,000 were awarded in all three of Lamb Foundation’s areas of interest.  Two Arts grants were awarded to organizations working with youth: My Voice Music provides summer music camps for foster youth and p:ear provides Art & Culture programming for homeless youth.  Two Environmental grants were awarded to organizations working on water issues.  Six Social Services for Youth and Children grants were awarded, with a heavy emphasis on homeless youth and young children at risk of abuse and neglect.  Please find 2015 grants listed by year under Grants.