Thanks to the generous support of our donors and volunteers, The Portland Clinic Foundation is pleased to announce a record $110,000 in grants to 31 remarkable local nonprofits.
These organizations are working hard to advance community wellness and improve the social determinants of good health. Their missions are diverse: some provide low-income kids with mentorship and opportunities; some ensure that vulnerable people receive food, care, shelter, safety, and support; some provide enrichment and cultural connection. What they share is a commitment to building community and breaking down inequities.
A big thank you to our donors, who make these grants possible, and to our 2022 nonprofit partners:
Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine
Support for colorectal screenings for this essential provider of free and inclusive medical care to uninsured, low-income people in Clackamas County
Community for Positive Aging (Hollywood Senior Center)
Operating support for a venerable nonprofit that promotes the health, independence, and well-being of adults 55 & older and low-income adults living in affordable housing, including a recent expansion of services resulting from a merger with the Asian Food Pantry and Giving Tree.
Family Justice Center of Washington County
Support for mentoring programs at this multi-disciplinary collaboration of 29 public and private agencies dedicated to providing support and hope to those impacted by family violence through comprehensive and compassionate healing services.
Operating support for this organization that leverages the power of mentoring relationships in East County to support positive self-identity and youth leadership, so young people have a platform to build the futures they want for themselves and their communities.
Operating support for Growing Gardens, which uses the experience of growing food in schools, backyards, and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable communities. They foster healthy eating, community-building, and food system empowerment through resource-building, partnership, and education.
Operating support for this nonprofit that elevates the creative voices of people who are incarcerated, cultivating positive change in individuals and their communities through the arts, mentorship, and dialogue.
Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team
Operating support for this organization that saves lives, alleviates suffering and keeps pets and people together by providing free veterinary care to the pets of people experiencing houselessness or extreme poverty.
Portland Refugee Support Group
Operating support for an organization that empowers refugees through social support and education and helps them navigate a path to a successful life in the US.
Operating support for Portland Street Medicine, a growing coalition of 140+ volunteer clinicians, care managers, and laypeople dedicated to providing quality medical care to Portlanders who are unhoused or facing unstable housing, reaching them where they live—in tents, in camps, in forests, under bridges, and wherever humanity seeks shelter.
Capacity-building support for outer SE Portland nonprofit that extends radical hospitality through community connection, mental healthcare, hot meals, and essential supplies to individuals marginalized by poverty, houselessness, sex work, violence, and substance use.
Operating support to help improve and strengthen the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the Latinx community through culturally grounded, evidence-based practices, interventions, education, and capacity-building activities.
Program support for Write Around Portland’s community readings. WAP has been at the forefront of expanding access to the arts and using art as a means for individual and societal change and community wellness, using writing as a tool to improve mental health, build community, and elevate the voices and stories of underrepresented communities.
Support to build supersensory spaces in the Centennial School District. The Shadow Project makes school more accessible and engaging for students affected by dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and trauma, so that they can achieve their full potential.
Operating support for an organization that interrupts the downward spiral of houselessness by undertaking in-depth casework on behalf of profoundly low-income people with severe disabilities to ensure that they can claim their Social Security Disability benefits and attain regular income.
Operating support for this inclusive, trauma-informed “one-stop-shop” where community members experiencing hunger and poverty can meet their basic food, health, and hygiene needs, and connect with supportive services to help them take their next steps toward stability and self-sufficiency.
Operating support for NW Portland day shelter that provides radical hospitality, resources, emotional support, and community connections to women, children and marginalized genders experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Program support to purchase culturally-diverse books for low-income children’s home libraries. Since 2008, The Children’s Book Bank (CBB) has mobilized the Portland community to give 1,011,735 books to 97,734 children experiencing poverty and children of color facing institutional barriers in Multnomah County.
Ikoi no Kai/ Japanese Ancestral Society
Operating support for this volunteer-driven nonprofit that promotes the cultural heritage and traditions of the Japanese American community through community lunches, wellness programming, and culturally specific meal delivery for often isolated Japanese elders.
Operating support for a grassroots organization that helps reduce hunger and improve the lives of low-income residents of Northwest and Downtown Portland, OR.
Program support for high school residencies for Miracle Theatre Group, aka Teatro Milagro, which provides extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities.
Operating support for Rebuilding Together Portland’s work to stabilize and improve the quality of life of low-income homeowners by providing needed safety and health building repair services to a variety of underserved populations including the elderly, people with disabilities, families with children, and veterans throughout the City of Portland.
The mission of the Returning Veterans Project is to provide free, confidential mental and physical health services to post-9/11 war zone veterans, active duty service members, and their families in Oregon and SW Washington. Our vision is for veterans and military communities in these locations to have easy access to no-cost, high-quality mental and physical care needed to recover from trauma and other injuries due to military service. By administering a large network of licensed and insured volunteer health care providers, we help hundreds of veterans and their families each year access the timely care they need at no cost to them.
Capacity building for the only substance abuse recovery and community organization specifically for Black and African American individuals and families.
Tualatin Hills Park Foundation
Program support for The Tualatin Hills Park Foundation’s mobile recreation unit, which provides recreational, health, and educational programming to low-income youth and families, people with disabilities, elders, and others who have been under-served by parks in the past.
Program support for racially just post-pandemic education interventions that improve student health and outcomes. Greater Than (GT) supports and empowers students from poverty-impacted communities to thrive in school, college and careers.
Capacity building to help Portland Fruit Tree Project increase equitable access to healthful food and strengthen communities by empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of city-grown produce. They combat food waste by saving unwanted fruit and distributing it to those who lack healthy food. PFTP envisions joyful communities that see every fruit tree as an abundant resource that contributes to a just food system and enhances the well-being of people, community networks, habitat, and our changing climate.
Children’s Healing Art Project
Operating support to bring the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges.
Operating support to help Harper’s Playground inspire vital communities by creating inviting playgrounds for people of all abilities.
Capacity-building support to advance Incight’s support of people with disabilities and other barriers through targeted initiatives of education, employment, and independence. These programs offer key life transitions to post-secondary education opportunities, assist financially with funding toward college tuition, and give direction towards career goals with meaningful employment in cultivating a life of independence.
Operating support to help sustain Steps for Youth’s (SFY) work to educate, inspire, and enrich lives through exposure to many different types of dance and movement, with a special focus on students of color and low-income students.
Operating support to help the Insight Alliance transform the lives of adults and youth impacted by the carceral system by pointing them to their innate resilience and well-being. Our vision is kinder, stronger, and more equitable communities propelled by individuals leading healthier, prison-free lives.