The Portland Clinic Foundation: Our Grantees

Learn about our 2018 recipients

In our second year of accepting public grant applications, we were delighted to award $40,000 in unrestricted grants to 17 local nonprofit organizations in the greater Portland metropolitan area. We are proud to partner with these amazing organizations going forward, and we encourage other organizations to consider applying for grants in future years.

Please join us in celebrating our 2018 grantees:

$3,500 Recipients

Family Justice Center of Washington County works to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing comprehensive services to survivors.

Pathfinders of Oregon mentors and supports at-risk children whose families have been impacted by the criminal justice system.

Villages NW helps elders live independently and healthily through community volunteerism.


$3,000 Recipients

Children’s Book Bank, grant funding provides 75 low-income children with books in their home to improve childhood literacy and educational outcomes.

Hollywood Senior Center works to improve senior wellness through evidence-informed exercise and movement classes.


$2,500 Recipients

Coalition of Communities of Color funds research into the inequities impacting communities of color in order to inform policy advocacy and long-term change initiatives.

Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/Vancouver, Inc., grant works toward sustaining a volunteer network that provides emergency support to individuals at a moment of trauma or crisis.

Voz: Workers’ Rights Education Project empowers, informs, and provides safe employment for vulnerable dayworkers.


$2,500 Recipients (In Honor of Ronald W. Naito, MD)

The Shadow Project provides adaptive learning technologies to low-income schoolchildren experiencing learning differences.

Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving, women, children, and non-conforming folks experiencing trauma, poverty, and physical and mental health challenges.


$2,000 Recipients

ASSIST helps disabled people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty to attain Social Security benefits and long-term stability.

Bienestar Inc provides housing, hope, services, stability, and empowerment for low-income families across outer Portland’s farmworker communities.

The Jessie F. Richardson Foundation assists The Ties That Bind, a support and resources network for the growing number of grandparents raising their grandchildren because of parental addiction, criminal justice, or mental health challenges.

Miracle Theatre Group (Milagro) supports theatre productions that help build wellness, understanding, and community among Latino and general audiences alike.

Paws Assisting Veterans provides support dogs for veterans with PTSD.

William Temple House supports individuals and families in need through emergency assistance (food, supplies, shelter, referrals), mental health counseling, and spiritual care.


$1,500 Recipients

Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors supports sustained, hands-on ecological and outdoor learning opportunities for 2,400 primarily low-income elementary school students in order to advance wellness, scientific curiosity, and a love of the outdoors.

North by Northeast Community Health Center supports culturally-specific care for low-income African American communities.


$1,000 Recipient

The Living Room provides a safe haven for LGBTQQ youth throughout urban and rural Clackamas County.



The Portland Clinic Foundation is supported by contributions from you—our patients, employees, partners, friends, colleagues and wider community members. Requests totaling more than $280,000 were received for the 2018 grant initiative, a 40 percent increase from last year’s inaugural campaign that saw 44 organizations participate and $30,000 in grants awarded to 16 local nonprofits 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


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“Catholic Charities is delighted to be among The Portland Clinic Foundation’s first cohort of grantees. Their investment in our Refugee Resettlement Program furthers our ability to offer some of the most vulnerable members of our community a broad array of services that not only meet their most basic needs, but that also provide them with the tools, knowledge and support they need to thrive in a new country.” — James Howell, Director of Development, Catholic Charities

“We are so pleased to partner with The Portland Clinic Foundation to enhance our advocacy and direct service to vulnerable older adults in the Portland area. Our volunteer corps of [more than] 140 active and engaged personal advocates work directly with hundreds of seniors each year to provide them with the support and assistance they need to remain independent and to age in place.” — Barbara Bernstein, Executive Director, Elders in Action

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