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2019 Funding Focuses:
- Arts & Culture: The foundation intends to award $10,000 grants to performing arts organizations in support of the following activities: 1) Outreach programs that distribute free tickets to music and theatre performances for K-12 grade age children and young adults with the purpose of expanding the diversity of the audience, increasing the younger generation's appreciation for the arts, and providing an experience to children and young adults who may not have had the opportunity to attend performances in the past; and 2) Classical music lessons (instrument only) for disadvantaged youth in K-12 grades. Examples include: free or reduced-cost music lessons, musical instrument loaner programs, and/or scholarships to participate in orchestras or symphonies.
- Education: The Foundation wishes to encourage paid internships, providing an above minimum wage stipend, at nonprofits for college undergraduate and/or graduate students (grants distributed in 2019 may be utilized for 2020 internships as needed). The internship experience should include enrichment opportunities which may include skill building, visibility into how a nonprofit functions, peer networking, professional seminars, capstone project/report, etc. Average size grants in this area of focus are $5,000-$7,000 per internship.
- Environment: Year 2 payouts of commitments (no new grant applications were accepted): The Foundation awarded two-year grants in 2017 at $10,000 each ($5,000 per year) for restoration of scenic areas in sensitive environmental zones that were recently damaged due to wildfires. The Foundation provided grants in the Columbia River Gorge as related to the Eagle Creek fire and in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties. The Foundation did not fund work associated with the restoration of private lands, residential, nor commercial properties.
- Health & Human Services: The Foundation supports direct services and programs that serve our elderly population to improve their ability to live independently, safely, and comfortably in their own home and community. Organizations that work directly with the elderly population will be given priority consideration. Example programs include: meals or grocery shopping assistance, food as medicine education and programs, transportation to appointments, home modifications, assistive technologies, housing assistance, etc.
Grants Awarded in 2019 (Environment and Health & Human Services grants to be awarded in Fall):
- Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA. For free instrumental private music lessons to disadvantaged youth, $10,000.
- Friends of the Children Portland Chapter, Portland, OR. Support for a digital media marketing internship, $5,000.
- Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR. For a marketing & communications internship, $7,000.
- Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestras, Portland, OR. For general operating support of the tuition-free music education program, $10,000.
- Oregon Symphony Association, Portland, OR. To support youth Education and Community programs, $6,000.
- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Tiburon, CA. Support for one 12-week Living Shores Project internship at Giant Marsh in Pt. Pinole, $7,000.
- WorldOregon (formerly known as World Affairs Council of Oregon), Portland, OR. To support an Emerging Leaders Internship for the International Visitor Program, $7,000.
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