In our third year of accepting public grant applications, we proudly distributed $60,000 in unrestricted grants to 28 organizations in the Portland metropolitan area. The $60,000 granted in 2019 is twice what The Portland Clinic Foundation granted in 2017, its first year of grantmaking.
Please join us in celebrating our 2019 grantees:
Portland Street Medicine, capacity building grant to help fund a part-time administrator for this all-volunteer organization that provides free, in-the-field medical care, referrals, and chronic care management to individuals experiencing homelessness.
Voz: Workers’ Rights Education Project, general operating grant to support and empower vulnerable day workers in finding safe employment. Past grantee.
Clackamas Service Center, general operating to support this wraparound service provider for low-income and homeless individuals and families living in under-resourced Clackamas County. Past grantee.
Family Justice Center of Washington County, general operating to support this umbrella organization that provides a one-stop resource center for people escaping domestic violence and abuse. Past grantee.
ASSIST, general operating to provide advocacy and case management for low-income and unhoused people with severe disabilities to apply to receive their social security disability benefits. Past grantee.
Store to Door, capacity building to increase culturally-specific outreach to homebound elders and people with disabilities who would benefit from free, individualized grocery deliveries.
The Shadow Project, to expand trauma-informed care for low-income students with dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and other learning disabilities. Past grantee.
Take Action, Inc., to abate childhood hunger by supporting a weekend food backpack program at many Title 1 schools.
Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors, to expand access to healthy environments and STEM learning for students in Title 1 schools across greater Portland. Past grantee.
Family of Friends Mentoring, to expand mentoring support for low-income kids throughout the Gresham area.
Portland Meet Portland, general operating to connect immigrants and refugees with mentors and with ESL classes, professional development, and youth leadership opportunities, and to connect established Portlanders with new Portlanders.
With Love Oregon, capacity building to help coordinate the distribution of free resources and goods to new foster families and children entering foster care.
Coalition of Communities of Color, general operating to support their demographic research into systemic racial inequities. Past grantee.
Familias en Acción, to support Spanish-language support groups for people suffering chronic illnesses.
Growing Gardens, to support Planting Pathways program to unite Growing Gardens’ programs (Youth Grow, Home Gardens and Lettuce Grow) with the Pathfinders Network (past grantee) to give garden-based support and intervention to families who have a member incarcerated in the Oregon prison system. Past grantee.
The Living Room, general operating to organization that provides a safe space, resource center, and empowerment/leadership/mentorship for LGBTQ youth living in Oregon City and rural Clackams county. Past grantee.
4th Dimension Recovery Center, general operating to support North Portland youth-led addiction and alcoholism recovery services, mentorship, and community for young people.
MIKE Program, general operating support to empower youth to be health leaders.
Miracle Theatre Group, to support capacity building for this important Latinx-led theatre company. Past grantee.
Oregon Environmental Council, general operating to support this eminent and impactful environmental organization.
Village Gardens – Janus Youth Programs, Inc., to mentor youth in running a farm and business, and to provide healthy food and farming-related employment opportunities.
Urban Gleaners, general operating to support the collection of fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away and the distribution of it to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity.
Basic Rights Education Fund (the 501(c)3 arm of Basic Rights Oregon, the leading LGBTQ advocacy and policy organization), to fund their transgender leadership program.
Good Neighbor Center, to support the Pathway Home fund that provides financial support to help low-income families stay in their homes and houseless families to regain affordable housing. Past grantee.
Music Workshop, to help develop free online curricula to ensure a deeper exposure to music in the schools.
Neighbor to Neighbor – Mt. Scott Church, general operating to support all-volunteer program to connect Lents neighbors with free services and helping hands.
Rosewood Initiative, to help this community center and service organization on the border between Portland and Gresham host a mental health awareness month.
Self-Enhancement Inc., general operating to fund county-wide youth services and family programs for this prominent North Portland, African American-focused mentoring organization.
THANKS TO YOU
The Portland Clinic Foundation is supported by contributions from you—our patients, employees, partners, friends, colleagues and wider community members. In 2019, the foundation received 82 applications totaling more than $380,000 in requests, a 41% increase from 2018’s campaign that saw 58 organizations apply and $45,000 in grants awarded to 17 local nonprofit groups. Please help us expand our impact and reach more people in need. Get in touch to learn more about ways to get involved, or donate online now >>
“Funding from The Portland Clinic Foundation supports our commitment to holistic community wellness. ‘Community wellness’ means fair wages, cultural celebrations, painting and poetry and knowing your rights to protect yourself and your community.” — Sanrda Amolo, interim executive director, Voz: Workers’ Rights Education Project