188 grants

Total: $24,068,256


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: Foster 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

Building Community

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

Building Community

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


Equitable Education portfolio

Grants awarded: 40

Total awarded: $5,164,799

In a flourishing Oregon, equitable education means that all students — regardless of race, ethnicity, family income, geography, disability or language — have the opportunity to succeed in school at all levels of the education continuum. We expect that all students enter school ready to succeed, are reading at benchmark by third grade, are on track for graduation when they enter high school, and graduate high school with a plan for post-secondary and career success. We aim to build a unified movement to advance equitable education, create systems and policy level impact, and improve student achievement and college and career readiness.

Goal 1: Build a unified movement to advance equitable education

Center for African Immigrants & Refugees of Oregon (CAIRO) 

Multnomah County

$100,000

To support organizational capacity building measures to assure African student success in Multnomah County

BEAM

Multnomah County

$40,000

For general operating support to stabilize and expand existing programming for priority students in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties

BEAM

Multnomah County

$35,000

To stabilize and expand existing programming for priority students in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties

Chemeketa Community College

Marion County

$141,933

To fund a biliteracy program that will advance diversity and equity in Oregon's schools by increasing the number of biliterate/bilingual teachers

Clatsop Community College Foundation 

Clatsop County

$183,000

To establish the Alliance for Equity in Education (A4EE), a culturally-responsive strategy focused on improving transitions to college by homeless youth, English Language Learning students and first-generation students in Clatsop County

Columbia Gorge Community College 

Wasco County

$175,000

For diversifying the educator workforce by recruiting, training and mentoring low-income, Latinx, Native American and first-generation college student populations in the greater Columbia Gorge area

David Douglas School District 

Multnomah County

$36,750

To support collaboration and data collection aimed at addressing systemic racial disparities in Multnomah county school districts

Educational Policy Improvement Center 

Lane County

$185,000

To help fund a community engagement strategy that will enhance college and career readiness at North Eugene and Milwaukie High Schools

Josephine County Foundation 

Josephine County

$169,000

To support the Graduation Assistance Program (GAP), a community-based collaboration designed to increase the graduation rate of students from low-income households in rural Josephine County

North Portland Community Works 

Multnomah County

$30,000

For capacity building support to develop a strategic plan to stabilize and expand programing in Multnomah County

El Programa de Ayuda 

Deschutes County

$140,000

To help improve Latinx student achievement and leadership skills in Central Oregon schools through Spanish literacy and parent engagement activities

Lewis and Clark College 

Multnomah County

$99,750

To assist community-based, culturally-specific organizations conduct and disseminate education program evaluation

Northwest Regional Education Service District 

Washington County

$184,500

To create the Northwest Deeper Learning and Equity Network, a collective of schools working to advance inclusive, meaningful and equitable education systems in Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook and Washington counties

Northwest Regional Education Service District 

Washington County

$170,000

For establishing a state-wide Native youth collaborative that allows Tribal education leaders and Title VII Indian Education directors to collaborate and grow opportunities

Northwest Regional ESD Foundation 

Clatsop County

$100,000

To increase kindergarten readiness in Clatsop and Tillamook counties by bringing high-quality academic programming to students who are English language learners or come from low-income families

Portland Public Schools 

Multnomah County

$184,528

For engaging Portland Public Schools families and the local community in a meaningful partnership so together they can improve priority student achievement

Southern Oregon Education Service District 

Jackson County

$34,902

For capacity building to support collaboration of education institutions and creation of a cross-district diversity, equity and inclusion charter in Southern Oregon

Stand for Children Leadership Center 

Multnomah County

$150,000

For continued program support that will help low-income students, children of color and English Language Learners be better prepared for college and career readiness

The Library Foundation 

Multnomah County

$148,000

To fund an initiative that will change how Multnomah County Library works with African American families and children, specifically during the early literacy period of children

Goal 2: Create college and career readiness

American Indian Science and Engineering Society 

$100,000

To provide STEM and computer science programming to Tribal and urban Native students in Oregon

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area 

Multnomah County

$98,734

To provide trauma-informed out-of-school care to students of color and students living in poverty in East Portland

Camp Fire Columbia 

Multnomah County

$185,000

To enhance student achievement within marginalized student populations through mentoring, academic support, social justice education and community-based learning

Centro Latino Americano 

Lane County

$185,000

To enhance attendance by Latino and low-income students in Springfield through culturally responsive mentoring, life skills training and counseling

Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute 

Hood River County

$20,290

To support a summer program that helps close the academic achievement gap for low-income and/or minority third grade students in Wasco County

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians 

Douglas County

$150,000

To increase culturally-based Tribal programming that enhances a sense of belonging for Tribal youth, participation in school-related activities and meaningful relationships with teachers and tutors

Friends of the Children - Portland 

Multnomah County

$150,000

For supporting family engagement and strengthening work readiness and employer retention of priority students in Multnomah County

Straub Environmental Center 

Marion County

$50,000

For capacity building support to design and implement culturally-relevant outdoor education programs that facilitate academic achievement, and college and career readiness for Latinx students in the Central Willamette Valley

Kids Club of Harney County 

Harney County

$120,000

To support innovative academic programming that will advance college and career readiness for low-income, rural youth in Harney County

Lane Community College Foundation 

Lane County

$184,980

To help expand Lane Community College's "Rites of Passage" summer and after school programs so students of color in Lane County can be better prepared for college and career readiness

Looking Glass Community Services 

Lane County

$112,885

To expand a school-based counseling program serving low-income youth throughout rural Lane County

Mano a Mano 

Marion County

$230,000

To support a collaborative of Latinx serving organizations dedicated to improving student achievement, and college and career readiness for students of color in the Mid-Willamette Valley

Native American Youth and Family Center 

Multnomah County

$61,667

To eliminate barriers to student achievement so secondary school students in Portland's Native American community can be better prepared for college and beyond

Open School 

Multnomah County

$200,000

To support implementation of Open School's strategic vision so it can better impact the lives of marginalized minority students

Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program 

Multnomah County

$60,880

To support STEM equity by improving access and inclusion of priority youth throughout Oregon

OSLC Developments 

Lane County

$185,000

For adapting an evidence-based, school-readiness program that will increase the cultural relevance and effectiveness of Spanish-speaking English language learners and their families in Lane County

Port Orford-Langlois School District 

Curry County

$123,000

For a school transition program serving incoming K-3 students in Coos and Curry counties

Portland YouthBuilders 

Multnomah County

$185,000

To help launch the Educational Equity Initiative, which is focused on eliminating achievement gaps experienced by low-income, racially diverse students in Multnomah County

Serendipity Center 

Multnomah County

$180,000

To expand a successful pilot program that prevents and responds to therapeutic school behavior issues

Southern Oregon University 

Jackson County

$185,000

To expand Southern Oregon University's programming for Latino youth in school, grades 7-12, including parent curriculum, leadership training and dual credit access

Todos Juntos 

Clackamas County

$30,000

To enhance and continue kindergarten readiness and parent engagement programs in rural Clackamas County

Youth Progress Association 

Multnomah County

$160,000

To improve culturally responsive and trauma-informed practices at a school for youth within Portland's foster care system


Healthy Environment portfolio

Grants awarded: 55

Total awarded: $5,320,375

Our Healthy Environment portfolio investments are grounded in the belief that a flourishing Oregon depends on healthy ecosystems and clean and air for all. To that end, we focus on the environment on two levels, by prioritizing efforts that protect and improve the health of the environment and by addressing the underlying disparities affecting specific populations and communities. Meyer supports healthy and adaptive natural systems. We further commit to an environmental movement that is effective and relevant to all Oregon’s diverse communities and statewide efforts to equitably spread environmental impacts and benefits among communities. Ultimately, we aim to support community well-being, economic vitality and environmental stewardship.

Goal 1: Achieve the mutual goals of community well-being, economic vitality and environmental stewardship

1000 Friends of Oregon 

Multnomah County

$159,300

For a land-use program that protects rural landscapes, communities and economies through advocacy, outreach and legal actions

Bonneville Environmental Foundation 

Multnomah County

$165,000

To expand a pilot program that brings community solar projects to serve low-income residents in Oregon

Central Oregon LandWatch 

Deschutes County

$100,000

To advance sustainable city design, improved urban services for underrepresented communities and the preservation of natural resources in Bend and surrounding areas

Deschutes River Conservancy 

Deschutes County

$135,000

To develop a water marketing strategy that will equitably solve long-standing water management issues in the Deschutes Basin

Elkton Community Education Center 

Douglas County

$2,500

To increase rural youth employment and to enhance the local pollinator habitat by adapting ECEC's native plant nursery into a job training site

Elkton Community Education Center 

Douglas County

$75,000

To increase pollinator habitat in the Umpqua River Basin and employment for rural youth and youth with disabilities by adapting Elkton Community Education Center's native plant nursery into a job training site

FSC I&P 

$100,000

For a regional collaborative working to promote and expand the market for sustainably sourced construction materials in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

Heartwood Resources

Douglas County

$166,619

To launch a recycled building supply store in Grants Pass that will help provide job opportunities, new recycling streams and economic vitality

Oregon Environmental Council 

Multnomah County

$150,000

For operating support to work on climate, water, and toxic-reduction campaigns that are inclusive and promote equity for low-income populations and communities of color

Oregon Rural Action 

Union County

$125,000

For hiring a bilingual organizer to engage Latinx communities in food, agricultural justice, and energy campaigns

Wallowa Resources 

Wallowa County

$164,078

For collaborative efforts to engage Tribes on landscape-scale management and restoration efforts that will reduce wildfire risk, improve water quality, forest health, and create jobs in Northeast Oregon

Goal 2: Ensure that environmental impacts + benefits are equitably distributed among communities

APANO Communities United Fund 

Multnomah County

$35,000

For technical assistance to design a program that supports Pacific Islander communities' participation in local and state climate policy discussions

Chinook Indian Nation

$50,000

To purchase, protect and restore the Confederated Lower Chinook Tribes and Bands' historically and culturally important 1851 Tansy Point treaty grounds in Warrenton, Wash.

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians 

Lincoln County

$185,000

To fund a natural lands conservation planning process that also integrates cultural and healthy traditions goals of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Crag Law Center 

Multnomah County

$100,000

For operating support to continue free and low-cost legal services to communities, conservation groups and Tribes working for environmental justice and stewardship

Institute for Applied Ecology 

Benton County

$62,635

To improve Willamette Valley habitats and connect incarcerated women with job skills and nature-based experiences through a horticulture training program

Lomakatsi Restoration Project 

Jackson County

$185,000

For funding increased organizational capacity so that more Tribal, Latinx and other rural, forest-based communities with low-incomes can have greater access to the management of environmental resources

Neighbors for Clean Air

Multnomah County

$184,800

To fund a paid Executive Director position for this organization that works to reduce air pollution impacts for the benefit of all communities

Nez Perce Tribe 

$136,978

For building a Tribal fisheries program that promotes scientific inquiry and integrates Nez Perce tribal knowledge and indigenous perspectives into Wallowa Lake management

Northwest Environmental Defense Center 

Multnomah County

$100,000

For a collaborative effort to improve health impacts, particularly in low-income communities of color, by influencing regulations and rules governing diesel particulate emissions

NW Energy Coalition 

$100,000

To deepen this Seattle-based organization’s work with environmental justice organizations working to advance more just and inclusive energy policy decisions in Oregon

OPAL 

Multnomah County

$210,000

To help organize low-income communities and people of color impacted by environmental health hazards advance a state-wide, community-led environmental and climate justice platform

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 

Umatilla County

$176,037

To fund a program that will improve air quality and coordination around prescribed burn fires at The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Verde 

Multnomah County

$150,000

For operating support of this organization that works to secure social and economic benefits for low-income people and people of color through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy

Verde 

Multnomah County

$250,000

To support Living Cully, a collaborative project that will address environmental, housing, health and economic disparities in Portland's Cully neighborhood

Wisdom of the Elders 

Multnomah

$185,000

To train Native American adults living in both urban areas and on reservations about Native plant nursery work and to help them develop agricultural careers and/or micro-enterprises using these new skills

Goal 3: Support a movement for a healthy environment that is effective + relevant for all of Oregon's diverse communities 

Association of Northwest Steelheaders 

Clackamas County

$15,000

To support diversity, equity and inclusion training and planning for both board and staff, as well as outreach to cultivate more women members

Benton Soil and Water Conservation District 

Benton County

$149,388

To fund inclusion assessment, education and planning that prizes diversity, equity and inclusion for a Corvallis-based collective of five conservation organizations

Beyond Toxics 

Lane County

$86,000

To fund a collaborative that will address environmental racism, health and justice issues affecting African American, Latinx and immigrant communities in Jackson, Josephine and Lane counties

Cascadia Wildlands 

Lane County

$20,000

For technical assistance to support diversity, equity and inclusion training and planning for board and staff of this organization that works to protect forests along the Oregon Coast

Columbia Slough Watershed Council 

Multnomah County

$20,000

For implementing an organization-wide diversity, equity and inclusion plan that will strengthen relationships with communities of color located in the Columbia Slough wetlands and waterways as well as the surrounding communities of North and Northeast Portland, Gresham and Fairview

Eco-School Network 

Multnomah County

$12,950

For diversity, equity and inclusion training and to develop an organizational equity plan to strengthen school-based sustainability networks in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties

Earth Share of Oregon 

Multnomah County

$25,000

For capacity building support to facilitate diversity, equity and inclusion trainings and peer-learnings for Oregon member organizations of Earthshare

Farmers Conservation Alliance 

Hood River County

$39,824

To design an equity-focused community benefits strategy for integration into Farmers Conservation Alliance's work with communities that carry out irrigation modernization projects in rural Oregon

Friends of Family Farmers 

Marion County

$25,000

For technical assistance that will support diversity, equity and inclusion training and planning for board and staff and also for outreach to engage marginalized voices in agriculture

Friends of Tryon Creek Park 

Multnomah County

$80,000

For connecting both Tribal and youth of color to cultural ecology, restoration and stewardship efforts at Tryon Creek Park

Klamath Lake Land Trust

Klamath County

$15,000

To support diversity, equity and inclusion planning and training for this organization that conserves and stewards land in the Upper Klamath Basin

Lower Nehalem Community Trust 

Tillamook County

$10,125

For capacity building support to provide DEI training and organizational development assistance for this organization that conserves land in the Lower Nehalem-Neahkahnie Mountain region

Native Fish Society 

Clackamas County

$30,000

For capacity building support to operationalize diversity, equity and inclusion strategies at this organization that protects wild, native fish and promotes the recovery and stewardship of the habitats that sustain them

Northwest Environmental Defense Center 

Multnomah County

$15,000

For capacity building support to develop and implement diversity, equity and inclusion training at this organization serving public interest in environmental law

Oregon Wild 

Multnomah County

$120,000

For funding diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities into forest conservation campaigns so all of Oregon's diverse communities benefit from a healthy environment

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility 

Multnomah County

$110,000

To mobilize health professionals in the fight against climate change so that the climate justice movement can better serve the local and statewide communities that are most affected by it

Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers 

Douglas County

$14,070

For technical assistance to support diversity, equity and inclusion training and planning for board, staff and key volunteers

Resources Legacy Fund

$100,000

To help Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians engage Tribes and other constituencies as they shape the debate over Oregon's water policy and funding

Rogue Farm Corps 

Jackson County

$73,000

For integrating equity strategies in sustainable agriculture training programs intended to increase farm ownership by historically marginalized communities

Salmon-Safe 

Multnomah County

$39,986

To incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into organizational programming, policies and culture, including an exploration on how to adapt the Salmon Safe certification program

Sierra Club Foundation 

$140,000

For teaching staff and volunteers the importance of leadership skills built upon the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and to then partner with frontline communities on climate justice campaigns

Soul River Inc 

Multnomah County

$77,000

To formalize a partnership program with mainstream conservation organizations that enables young people to work under the guidance of U.S. veterans as they advocate for the protection of Oregon public lands

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde 

Polk County

$249,850

To study and assess the loss in Tribal natural resource services of importance to the governments and members of five tribal communities - The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and The Nez Perce Tribe - as a result of contamination in Portland Harbor and to integrate this information into watershed and habitat restoration in the lower Willamette

Tualatin Riverkeepers 

Washington County

$77,750

To support a community organizer who will deepen equity, diversity and inclusion impact across all programs, with a particular focus on engaging communities experiencing disparities in Washington County

Goal 4: Ensure that natural systems are healthy and able to adapt to changing conditions + long-term impacts

Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts

Multnomah County

$80,000

For operating support of this network comprised of twenty land trusts working to advance land conservation in Oregon

High Desert Partnership

Harney County

$98,000

To strengthen community-wide wildfire management and forest restoration efforts, while also developing and integrating culturally responsive internal approaches that align with the traditions of Tribal community members

KS Wild

Jackson County

$100,000

For an advocacy program that will influence public land management policies focused on creating healthy ecosystems and rivers in southern Oregon

Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation 

Multnomah County

$20,000

To fund strategic planning of the Elakha Alliance and to further its ability to build coalitions with external partners

Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition

$150,000

For funding a collaboration that will help restore the Columbia Basin salmon habitat to benefit Northwest communities

Wallowa Resources 

Wallowa County

$33,785

For funding collaborative efforts that will create an integrated water resources plan focusing on salmon in northeastern Oregon



Housing Opportunities portfolio

Grants awarded: 32

Total awarded: $5,803,449

Safe and affordable housing is essential to vibrant communities and individual opportunity. Oregon needs more units of affordable housing, more housing stability, more innovations and more systems change. To achieve these goals, Meyer uses a three-prong approach to housing. We believe in building and preserving units of affordable housing and strengthening housing providers and the sector. We invest in emerging opportunities and innovations in housing development, service delivery, systems alignment and housing finance. And we support residents through better access to available housing and wrap-around services that help residents retain housing and advance their goals.

 

Goal 1: Preserve + increase the number of affordable housing rental units

APANO Communities United Fund 

Multnomah County

$250,000

For capital support to leverage development of Orchards of 82nd, with 48 units of affordable housing and ground floor community and office space in East Portland's Jade District, a predominantly Asian community experiencing gentrification

BRIDGE Housing Corporation 

$250,000

To support the construction of 61 units of affordable housing for low-income and people of color in North Portland

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare 

Multnomah County

$300,000

To fund the rehabilitation and preservation of Cascadia's Clinton Ridge Apartments, which provides 28 units of affordable housing to East Multnomah County residents with mental health conditions

Do Good Multnomah 

Multnomah County

$300,000

To support capital construction of 38 units of affordable housing in Southeast Portland for homeless veterans

Harney County Senior and Community Services Center 

Harney County

$300,000

To help fund 20 units of affordable housing in rural Harney County, including five units for people with severe and persistent mental illness

Human Solutions 

Multnomah County

$300,000

To help support Gateway Regional Center project, which will provide ground level retail and 75 affordable housing units for low-income people in Portland's Gateway neighborhood

Sponsors 

Lane County

$200,000

To build five tiny home duplexes for people with criminal histories in Lane County

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County 

Lane County

$300,000

To help repair or replace aging homes in Lane County's Saginaw Mobile Home Park

The Housing Authority of Douglas County, Oregon 

Douglas County

$250,000

For a grant to rehabilitate and transform commercial office space into four accessible and affordable housing units in Douglas County

Goal 2: Support the housing stability + success of Oregonians living on low incomes 

Craft3 

Clatsop County

$250,000

To help fund a pilot model collaboration with the Energy Trust of Oregon that will replace aging and unsafe manufactured homes with healthy, energy-efficient ones so that low-and moderate-income homeowners will have long-term housing stability

Farmworker Housing Development Corporation

Marion County

$174,939

For capacity building support to develop Promotores, a housing leadership development and wrap-around service program that supports and trains residents to become community advocates in the North Willamette Valley

Habitat for Humanity of La Pine Sunriver 

Deschutes County

$70,000

To expand a critical home repair program for low-income homeowners, particularly seniors, people of color and veterans in La Pine and southern Deschutes County

Oregon Energy Fund 

Washington County

$207,000

To support a collaborative pilot project with Meals on Wheels People that will allow Portland seniors a “Senior Discount” on their utility bills

Janus Youth Programs 

Multnomah County

$124,636

For wrap-around services that help youth moving from homelessness to independent living to achieve housing stability in the Portland Metro area, where rents have risen 20 times faster than the median income since 2015

JOIN 

Multnomah County

$92,444

For capacity building support to expand programing for this organization that fosters long-term housing stability in Portland

Northwest Housing Alternatives 

Clackamas County

$100,000

For support of wrap-around services and community-building programs meant to increase housing stability for seniors around the state

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives 

Multnomah County

$225,000

For operating support for this organization that provides homeownership education and counseling programs to serve communities of color in North and Northeast Portland

Portland Housing Center 

Multnomah County

$90,820

To increase homeownership among Latinx communities using relationship-based, culturally specific approaches that educate homebuyers on finance and lending in Washington County

Family Promise of the Mid-Willamette Valley 

Polk County

$70,000

For capacity building support to hire a financial counselor to assist families with low-incomes who are seeking housing in order to end or prevent homelessness in Salem

Sponsors 

Lane County

$250,000

To support a collaborative effort to reduce recidivism by increasing Permanent Supportive Housing options for individuals exiting incarceration in Lane County

Goal 3: Strengthen the housing sector by building capacity, diversity, equity and inclusion, and collaboration

ACCESS 

Jackson County

$125,250

For community outreach and the expansion of regional housing support services for this agency working to break the cycle of poverty in Jackson County

Bienestar 

Washington County

$183,000

To help the nonprofit preserve and expand the number of quality, affordable housing units for Latinx farmworkers, seniors and low-income families in Washington County

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council 

Deschutes County

$184,815

For a collaborative grant to advance the Housing for All regional housing consortium, specifically through capacity support and developing a low-income housing campaign in the Central Oregon region

Coalition of Communities of Color 

Multnomah County

$185,000

For convening and supporting a statewide network of housing advocates of color and culturally specific organizations active in housing issues, centering the voices of those most impacted in rural and urban communities

CASA of Oregon 

Washington County

$150,000

For a collaborative project that aims to replace the damaged, aging homes of low-income families and to document the project so it can be replicated

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Multnomah County

$184,824

For development of a statewide public policy advocacy program to end housing discrimination and to establish regional representation and education and outreach programs in rural Oregon

Green Lents 

Multnomah County

$60,000

To help fund Green Lents' capacity to Lents remain a livable, affordable neighborhood in East Portland

Habitat for Humanity of Oregon

Multnomah County

$125,000

For capacity building support to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within rural Oregon Habitat for Humanity affiliate organizations and expand production of affordable home development and vital home repairs

NEDCO

Lane County 

$150,000

To advance manufactured housing efforts through education and counseling and to further bring homeownership within the reach of more low-income households in the Willamette Valley

NEON 

Union County

$135,000

To help fund the Housing Matters Collaborative, which is focused on bringing more affordable housing to low-income and vulnerable families and individuals in rural Union County

REACH Community Development 

Multnomah County

$72,000

To help integrate diversity, equity and inclusion programming across the entirety of this community development organization active in the Portland area

ROSE Community Development Corporation 

Multnomah County

$143,721

To help this Multnomah County housing provider oversee its growing rental housing portfolio and support an organization-wide strategic plan

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