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MEYER MEMORIAL TRUST

Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative awards

Jan. 2017-May 2018

27 grants

Total: $803,309 million


Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative

Grants awarded: 27

Total awarded: $803,309

The Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, a partnership between The Collins Foundation, MRG Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Pride Foundation and Meyer, establishes a coordinated and nimble funding approach to address emerging and urgent issues impacting immigrants and refugees across the state, and supports local organizations responding to these issues.

Oregon Justice Resource Center

Portland

Multnomah County

$35,000

April, 2018

To promote the protection of immigrant rights at this agency that champions civil rights and improves legal representation for communities that have often been underserved in the past; this grant was awarded as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, which addresses critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Northwest Family Services

Portland

Multnomah County

$35,000

April, 2018

For community-based work that supports the safety, security and civil rights of immigrants and refugees

Center for Intercultural Organizing

Portland

Multnomah County

$27,750

March, 2018

In support of the "We Are All Oregon" project, connecting refugees, asylum seekers and people with Temporary Protected Status with immigrant rights groups and other organizations to advocate for the immigrant communities across Oregon; this grant was awarded as a part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, which addresses critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Four Rivers Health Care

Ontario

Malheur County

$20,000

March, 2018

To support the creation of a welcome center based in Ontario to serve newcomers to the Treasure Valley region; this grant was made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Rural Organizing Project

Portland

Multnomah County

$26,000

January, 2018

For statewide organizing to defend and protect rural immigrants and refugees, including trainings, local inclusivity campaigns, rapid response infrastructure building, intervention with law enforcement and building support for statewide advocacy; this grant is made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Bridging Cultures

Canby

Clackamas County

$12,450
November, 2017
To provide assistance to families impacted by recent anti-immigrant policies and the resulting increase in anti-immigrant sentiment; this grant was made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

CAPACES Leadership Institute

Woodburn

Marion County

$23,000

October, 2017

To increase the capacity of participants in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program to organize their networks to advocate for permanent and just immigration policy solutions; this grant was made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Immigration Counseling Service

Portland

Multnomah County

$50,000

September, 2017

To support a collaboration between Immigration Counseling Service of Oregon, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees and Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services, to assist immigrant communities with removal defense information and legal representation; this grant is made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Muslim Educational Trust

Portland

Multnomah County

$20,000

September, 2017

To respond to the current and imminent bias threats by engaging Oregonians to help build informed, united, resilient communities that can challenge racism and bigotry; this grant is made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Voz Workers' Rights Education Project

Portland

Multnomah County

$20,000

September, 2017

To support this Portland-based social service organization's direct actions in protest of immigration enforcement incidents; this grant is made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Bienestar

Hillsboro

Washington County

$19,109

August, 2017

To provide assistance to families impacted by recent anti-immigrant policies and the resulting increase in anti-immigrant sentiment; this grant was made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Northwest Employment Education and Defense Fund

Portland

Multnomah County

$25,000

August, 2017

To support efforts to protect low-wage, contingent and immigrant workers from exploitation; this grant was made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Portland Community College Foundation

Portland

Multnomah County

$50,000

August, 2017

To support the launch of a DREAM center at the Multicultural Center on Portland Community College's Rock Creek Campus, helping undocumented students fulfill their dreams for post-secondary education; this grant was made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Causa of Oregon

Salem

Marion County

$100,000

July, 2017

To increase the capacity of participants in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program to organize their networks to advocate for permanent and just immigration policy solutions; this grant was made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Centro Cultural de Condado de Washington

Cornelius

Washington County

$19,000

July, 2017

For support of the Esperanza Deportation Relief Fund, which offers financial assistance to families that experience the sudden loss of a household income-earner; this grant was made as part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, addressing critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Rural Organizing Project

Portland

Multnomah County

$26,000

May, 2017

To support the efforts of rural communities to defend and protect immigrants and refugees impacted by deportation activities (awarded as a part of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, which addresses critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees)

MRG Foundation

Portland

Multnomah County

$15,000

April, 2017

To establish a collaborative rapid response fund, the Oregon Immigration and Refugee Funders Collaborative, to address critical and time-sensitive issues facing immigrants and refugees

Catholic Charities

Portland

Multnomah County

$30,000

March, 2017

To provide emergency bridge funding to maintain critical refugee resettlement services

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Portland

Multnomah County

$30,000

March, 2017

To provide emergency bridge funding to maintain critical refugee resettlement services

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Portland

Multnomah County

$30,000

March, 2017

To provide emergency bridge funding to maintain critical refugee resettlement services

ILG Innovation Law Lab

Portland

Multnomah County

$40,000

February, 2017

To establish the Center of Excellence in Oregon to defend immigrant rights

Metropolitan Public Defender Service

Portland

Multnomah County

$50,000

February, 2017

To increase service capacity in Multnomah and Washington counties through a new Immigrant Protection Project that works in partnership with community-based organizations

American Civil Liberties Foundation of Oregon

Portland

Multnomah County

$20,000

January, 2017

For community-based work that supports the safety, security and civil rights of immigrants and refugees

Center for Intercultural Organizing

Portland

Multnomah County

$20,000

January, 2017

For community-based work that supports the safety, security and civil rights of immigrants and refugees

Immigration Counseling Service

Portland

Multnomah County

$20,000

January, 2017

To establish the Center of Excellence in Oregon to defend immigrant rights

IRCO

Portland

Multnomah County

$20,000

January, 2017

For community-based work that supports the safety, security and civil rights of immigrants and refugees

Muslim Educational Trust

Portland

Multnomah County

$20,000

January, 2017

For community-based work that supports the safety, security and civil rights of immigrants and refugees