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


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


Multnomah County


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


Multnomah County


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

Chemeketa Community College

Marion County


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


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


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


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

Educational Policy Improvement Center 

Lane County


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


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


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

El Programa de Ayuda 

Deschutes County


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


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

Northwest Regional Education Service District 

Washington County


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 


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

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area 

Multnomah County


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


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

Centro Latino Americano 

Lane County


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


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


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


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

Straub Environmental Center 

Marion County


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


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


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


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

Mano a Mano 

Marion County


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


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


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


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

OSLC Developments 

Lane County


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


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

Portland YouthBuilders 

Multnomah County


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


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

Southern Oregon University 

Jackson County


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


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

Youth Progress Association 

Multnomah County


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