2021 Fall Grants Awarded

Date: 2021-12-27 03:31

Lamb Foundation concluded the fall 2021 grant cycle and awarded 9 grants totaling $117,000.  All 2021 grants have been awarded and received.  The fall grants represent all three of Lamb Foundation’s areas of interests and were awarded in the Seattle, WA area and in the following counties in Oregon: Lane, Lincoln/Tillamook, Multnomah, Clackamas, Umatilla and Wallowa.  More information about the grants and grantees can be found on the 2021 Grants page under the Grants menu.

Date: 2021-09-24 01:17

Financial Beginnings Oregon

In early 2021, our Executive Director, Kate Benedict, was thrilled to serve on the Oregon State Treasurer’s Financial Education Advisory Team. Over the course of five months, the team met to discuss where Oregon stands nationally when it comes to financial education and awareness.

The goal of these conversations was to provide substantive feedback and recommendations on how the Treasurer’s office could help improve the financial literacy of Oregonians of all backgrounds.

Chaired by the Treasurer, the group included experts who represented a diverse range of financial literacy and education priorities and organizations. They recently issued a final report of their recommendations!

READ MORE (including the full report)

2021 Spring Grants Awarded

Date: 2021-05-20 12:07

Lamb Foundation has concluded the Spring 2021 grant cycle and awarded $122,550 in 8 solicited grants. All grants, except for one in Vancouver, WA, were made in Oregon. Three grants went to relief nurseries in Baker City, Medford and Salem.  Two other grants were made in eastern Oregon and two in the Portland metropolitan area.  More information about the grants and grantees can be found on the 2021 Grants page under the Grants menu.

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.