Building Community portfolio

Grants awarded: 61

Total awarded: $7,779,633

Our Building Community portfolio is focused on improving conditions for communities of color, Oregonians living on low incomes and other marginalized populations. The singular goal: to help all Oregonians contribute to building vibrant communities, influence the decisions that affect them and reach their full potential. We aim to invest in strategies that dismantle inequities and create new opportunities to advance equity, to support efforts to encourage and strengthen civic engagement and public participation in democratic processes, and to support arts and cultural initiatives that create inclusive communities.

Goal 1: Forster community connection +belonging

 

ALF Oregon 

Clackamas County

$60,000

For funding to support Oregon's Fellows Program, which will help increase accessibility to, and the representation of, leaders of color

ALF Oregon 

Clackamas County

$35,000

To support strategic and business planning that will allow the nonprofit to better advance its mission of increasing representation of leaders of color from across Oregon

 

August Wilson Red Door Project

Multnomah County

$150,000

For general operating funds to help support a strategic plan and performances of new works focused on community-police relations

 

Community Alliance of Lane County 

Lane County

$94,500

For operating support to continue this organization's work in Lane County: using arts as tools for social change, lifting marginalized voices and building common understandings of systemic oppression

 

Curry Coast Community Radio 

Curry

$38,550

For capacity building to upgrade website and develop a news department so the organization can better serve the community

 

Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum 

Malheur

$50,000

For operating support that will help the museum advance equitable and diverse cultural programming in Eastern Oregon

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Gorge Ecumenical Ministries 

Hood River County

$37,000

For project support to implement a county-wide ordinance to create an identification card program for Hood River County residents

 

Gorge Grown Food Network 

Hood River County

$93,809

For ongoing support of the Columbia Gorge Food Security Coalition, whose work ensures equitable food access in the Mid-Columbia River Gorge

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Growing Gardens 

Multnomah County

$140,000

For operating support to this organization that promotes access to healthy and culturally specific foods for low-income families, and provides garden-based education for kids and employment opportunities to individuals exiting incarceration in Oregon

 

Youth Rising 

Klamath County

$74,709

To hire certified peer support specialists as part of a project that will expand mental health services at a youth drop-in center serving Klamath County

 

Huerto de la Familia - Family Garden 

Lane County

$45,000

To help fund a garden program coordinator position that will increase Huerto's capacity to deliver food security and leadership development to Latinx families in Lane County

 

Independent Publishing Resource Center

Multnomah County

$90,000

To help fund 15 studio residencies for black, indigenous and people of color writers and visual artists

 

Mano a Mano 

Marion County

$180,000

For Radio Poder, a startup full-power, non-commercial FM radio station broadcasting in three different indigenous Mexican languages — Purepecha, Mixteco and Trique — to reach a Latinx community of 350,000 people throughout the Willamette Valley

 

Milagro

Multnomah County

$210,000

For programming and operational support so Milagro can continue to present its groundbreaking Latino specific arts to Portland and Oregon audiences

National Korean American Service and Education Consortium 

$70,000

For construction of a healing garden inside the Oregon State Penitentiary — serving 2,000 prison inmates to improve their mental health, get involved in activities and gain skills that would prevent recidivism

 

NTEN

Multnomah County

$80,000

For project support to train digital inclusion leaders who will help low-income and vulnerable communities disconnected from online services and information connect with digital technology and the internet

 

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Foundation 

Multnomah County

$91,692

To support the training of health care providers in rural Oregon who are improving access to reproductive health services in the area

 

Oregon Justice Resource Center 

Multnomah County

$150,000

To fund improved legal representation of immigrants, women, people from underserved communities and those wrongfully convicted by the criminal justice system

 

Portland Community Media 

Multnomah County

$135,000

For funding transformative career advancement by Black filmmakers in Portland through mentorship, instruction, professional experience and the presentation of new work

 

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art 

Multnomah County

$225,000

For operating support to help the nonprofit champion and highlight underrepresented and historically marginalized artists

Social Justice Fund Northwest 

$180,000

To support Giving Projects in Oregon, which organizes volunteers across divisions of race and class to be social justice donors, fundraisers and grantmakers

 

Warm Springs Community Action Team 

Jefferson County

$200,000

For support of a capital project that will create a business incubator space for entrepreneurs and propel economic growth in Warm Springs

 

World Stage Theatre 

Multnomah County

$25,000

For support that will help bring the "Who I Am Celebrating Me" project to a wider audience, including schools in rural areas  

Goal 2: Support strong nonprofit leaders + organizations that create inclusive communities

CAPACES Leadership Institute 

Marion County

$165,000

To design and implement a management training program to strengthen the capacity of Alianza Poder, a movement-building collaborative fostering relationships and cross-training among a network of culturally specific organizations in Polk and Marion counties

City Club of Portland 

Multnomah County

$83,152

To fund high-quality programming at the City Club of Portland that aligns with the organization's strong belief in multiculturalism and collaborative storytelling

Communities United for People 

Multnomah County

$185,000

For leadership development and capacity building programming to support ongoing movement building and social justice work in Oregon

Community Vision 

Multnomah County

$130,000

For funding that will help assess and then integrate equity initiatives into the internal policies of this organization that serves people with disabilities around Portland

El Programa Hispano Catolico 

Multnomah County

$185,000

For capacity building support to strengthen fund development of this organization providing Latinx social services in the Portland metropolitan area

FACT 

Clackamas County

$75,000

For capacity building support to develop internal infrastructure that will better connect FACT's programs with families experiencing disability from birth through adulthood

Family of Friends Mentoring 

Multnomah County

$35,000

To help formalize the collaborative process and develop a shared plan for equity-related work revolving around nine youth-mentoring programs in the Portland area

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce 

Multnomah County

$143,229

For hiring a Latino Education and Career Advancement Program Specialist that can connect future generations of Latinos to higher education and better serve the nonprofit's mission of producing more emerging Latino business leaders

ILG Innovation Law Lab 

Multnomah County

$183,664

For capacity building support so the organization can continue to defend the rights of immigrants and communities of color in Oregon

Latino Network 

Multnomah County

$185,000

To fund a culturally-appropriate human resources department for the Latino Network so it can improve program delivery to Portland's Latino community

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Multnomah County

$184,924

To help Oregon Tribal and other Native-serving organizations update a culturally-based child welfare curriculum so they can improve services to substance abusing families

Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Multnomah County

$225,000

To support programs and services that will strengthen the collective voice, leadership and capacity of Oregon’s nonprofits

Northeast Oregon Economic Development District 

Wallowa County

$85,000

For strengthening diversity, equity and inclusion engagement, accountability and capacity by nonprofit and public organizations, as well as encouraging civil public discourse in rural Northeast Oregon

ReBuilding Center 

Multnomah County

$61,087

To fund board and staff participation in diversity, equity and inclusion assessment, training and planning

Portland Jobs with Justice Education Fund 

Multnomah County

$170,000

For capacity building to build equity and inclusiveness at this agency that gathers labor, community, student and faith voices to shape the public discourse on worker's rights and the economy

Rosemary Anderson High School 

Multnomah County

$150,000

For funding a human resources department and additional professional development training that will help champion the nonprofit's goal of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

The Harbor Inc. 

Clatsop County

$35,000

For capacity building support to develop a community-informed DEI action plan and deepen relationships and work with Latinx and LGBTQI communities in Clatsop County

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades 

Deschutes County

$100,000

To build sustainable funding streams that will help develop and deliver culturally-responsive healthcare to uninsured patients in and around Bend

Western States Center 

Multnomah County

$125,000

For strategic planning funding that will strengthen the digital, finance and development systems of this Oregon-based organization working to advance inclusive democracy and civic engagement

Goal 3: Support efforts to encourage and strengthen civic engagement + public participation in democratic processes

Basic Rights Education Fund 

Multnomah County

$225,000

For general operating support so the organization can continue programming that ensures all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Oregonians experience equality Civic engagement and systems change

CAPACES Leadership Institute 

Marion County

$156,000

For support of the People's Representative, a public service leadership development program for Latinx in the Mid-Willamette Valley that seeks to redress this community's underrepresentation in the public service sector

Elders in Action

Multnomah County

$175,000

To fund staffing that will coordinate a coalition dedicated to improving policies and services for low-income older adults in Multnomah County

 

Family Forward Oregon 

Multnomah County

$250,000

To support the Fair Shot for All Coalition, which will organize and advocate for statewide policies that resolve systemic economic inequities for people of color, LGBTQ, immigrants and women

High Desert Education Service District 

Deschutes County

$183,810

For supporting a coalition aimed at both reducing disparities and increasing capacity for early learning by Hispanic/Latino children, Native American children and children living in poverty in Central Oregon

Latino Network 

Multnomah County

$35,000

For project support to develop a statewide leadership development program between three organizations serving Latinx residents in Portland, Ontario and Woodburn counties

Northwest Employment Education and Defense Fund 

Multnomah County

$225,000

For project support to advance policy and systems-level change that increases fairness and safety in the workplace for vulnerable workers in Oregon

OPAL 

Multnomah County

$90,000

For support of existing leadership development programs and year-round training opportunities as well as the addition of new curriculum and opportunities that will engage and advance key advocacy campaigns

Business Oregon 

Multnomah County

$56,726

To support the Rural Opportunities Initiative, which creates and elevates opportunities for minority-led entrepreneurship in rural communities

Oregon Latino Health Coalition 

Multnomah County

$35,000

For technical assistance to development collaborative efforts between Latinx serving organizations that will ensure emotional health support systems are in place in their communities

Bus Project Foundation 

Multnomah County

$45,181

To fund civic engagement and voter education efforts that will engage more young people in the democratic process

Oregon Student Foundation 

Multnomah County

$185,000

To strengthen youth-led social justice movements by providing paid internship opportunities to youth organizations

Oregon Tradeswomen 

Multnomah County

$175,000

For project support to expand opportunities for workforce equity in Oregon's construction sector

Partnership for Safety and Justice 

Multnomah County

$225,000

For operating support to reduce over-incarceration and promote survivor-centered justice reform in Oregon

Self Enhancement, Inc. 

Multnomah County

$99,600

For the Portland African American Leadership Forum, which is implementing a newly adopted, community-driven strategic business plan

Social Venture Partners Portland

Multnomah County

$248,500

To help fund the Early Childhood Equity Advocacy Collaborative so it can elevate discourse and initiatives that will close disparities experienced by children of color in Oregon's early education system

State Voices 

$150,000

For operating support that will help partnering organizations run by and for historically marginalized communities build further capacity

Urban League of Portland 

Multnomah County

$74,000

To support and develop a leadership program that will cultivate young professionals and entrepreneurs in the black, African-American and Pan-African immigrant communities in Portland

 

Willamette Valley Law Project 

Marion County

$184,500

To support and strengthen the communications, advocacy and organizing platforms of Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) so it may better serve farmworkers and Latinx working families

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