Investments by the Portland Children's Levy

The ballot measure and City Ordinance authorizing the Portland Children’s Levy requires that administrative expenses not exceed 5 percent of revenues, and annual audits of the fund.  The most recent PCL Audit completed by independent auditor Merina & Co. found that administrative expenses were less than 5 percent of revenues, were necessary and proper, and grant disbursements were properly documented and in accordance with approved budgets.  Annual audit reports have consistently shown that 95 cents of every dollar collected is invested in programs helping the city’s children.

Total Investment for 2018-2019: $19 million

Early Childhood Investments: Organization Names & Program Descriptions
Albina Head Start: three full-day Head Start preschool classrooms; N, NE, SE Portland
$666,620
Albina Early Head Start: four Early Head Start classrooms and home-based Early Head Start services (home visits and parent/child groups); N, NE, SE Portland $689,439
Friendly House Preschool: full-day preschool for children from low-income families; NW Portland
$71,912
Hacienda CDC, Portland Niños: home-visiting, parent/child groups with Latino families in Hacienda properties and Cully neighborhood $201,134
Impact Northwest, Parent-Child Development Services: home-visiting, parent/child groups, and kindergarten transition support, NE & SE Portland $234,182
Immigration & Refugee Community Org. (IRCO), Child and Parent Success: home-visiting, parent/child groups with immigrants & refugee families; citywide $351,316
Latino Network, Juntos Aprendemos: weekly parent/child preschool groups for Latino, Spanish-speaking families; N, NE, E Portland $319,965
Metropolitan Family Services, Ready-Set-Go!: weekly parent-child preschool groups for families in Wood Elem. area; E Portland  $115,825
Morrison Child & Family Services, Listos Para Aprender: home-visiting, parent/child groups, parenting groups with Latino families; E Portland $531,240
Mt. Hood Community College, Early Head Start: home-based Early Head Start services (home visits and parent/child groups) and one Early Head Start classroom; E Portland $539,089
Mt. Hood Community College, Head Start: two extended-day Head Start preschool classrooms; E Portland $435,492
Native American Youth & Family Center: home visiting, parent/child groups for Native American/Alaska Native families; citywide $183,300
Neighborhood House: home-based early Oregon Pre-kindergarten services (home visits and parent/child groups); SW Portland $337,673
Neighborhood House, Peninsula Children's Center: preschool for children from low-income families; N Portland $168,786
Portland Public Schools Head Start: four extended-day Head Start preschool classrooms; E Portland $504,601
Total Early Childhood
$5,350,574
Special Initiatives: Organization Names & Program Descriptions
Programs described below benefit children ages infant to 18 and are considered to support several of PCL program areas.
Morrison Child & Family Services: early childhood and general mental health consultation, parenting education with childcare sites, preschools, and home visiting programs; citywide
$818,889
Mt. Hood Community College, Community Childcare Initiative: childcare financial assistance for low-income families; quality support for culturally specific in-home childcare; citywide $1,611,404
Total Special Initiatives
$2,430,293
Hunger Relief Investments: Organization Names & Program Descriptions
Immigration & Refugee Community Org., Hunger Relief: outreach for food donation and access to school-based hunger relief services; nutrition education; NE, SE Portland
$118,475
Janus Youth Programs, Village Gardens: community gardening for vegetable production and food discounts at Village Market; N Portland $89,006
Meals on Wheels People, Meals 4 Kids: home meal delivery for children and caregivers with barriers to accessing other sources of emergency food; citywide $667,536
Metropolitan Family Services, Hunger Relief: outreach for food donation and access to school-based hunger relief services; nutrition education; NE, SE Portland $110,842
Oregon Food Bank, School-Based Food Pantries: food provision to school food pantries and summer food sites; nutrition education; NE, SE Portland $541,128
Total Hunger Relief
$1,526,987
Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Investments: Organization Names & Program Descriptions
Bradley Angle House, Family Advocacy Project: parenting support for African American families, with children 0-12, who have experienced domestic violence; citywide
$95,753
El Programa Hispano Católico, PChIP: parenting support and therapy for Latino families, with children 0-12, who have experienced domestic violence; citywide $228,471
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization: in-home parenting education & support for immigrant and refugee families with children ages 0-18; citywide
$190,557
Impact Northwest, PChIP: parenting education & support for families, with children 0-12, who have experienced domestic violence; citywide $123,852
Janus Youth Programs/Insights, SEEDS: in-home parenting education & support for teen parents and their young children; citywide $230,873
Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center/CARES Northwest: assessment services & therapy for children, ages 0-18, for whom there are concerns of abuse; citywide $219,187
LifeWorks NW, Children's Relief Nursery: classroom-based therapeutic care for children ages 0-5, home visits, parenting education & respite care; N Portland $482,905
LifeWorks NW, Family and Community Alliance: in-home parenting education & support for families, with children 0-18, at risk of abuse and neglect; citywide $191,085
Metropolitan Family Services: in-home parenting education & support for families, with children 0-11, at risk of abuse and neglect; E Portland $143,143
The Pathfinder Network: parenting classes and in-home parenting education & support for families, with children 0-18, with criminal justice system involvement; citywide $286,677
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center: parenting education & support for African Americans attending Rosemary Anderson High School/POIC; citywide $153,862
Salvation Army West Women's & Children's Shelter, PChIP: parenting for families, with children 0-18, who have experienced domestic violence; citywide $126,292
Self Enhancement, Inc.: in-home and classroom parenting education & support for African American families enrolled in SEI's school program; N, NE Portland $129,682
Volunteers of America, Family Relief Nursery: classroom-based therapeutic care for children ages 0-5, home visits, parenting education & respite care; citywide $268,834
Volunteers of America, Gateway Child Care: drop-in child care for parents accessing services at the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services; citywide $115,305
Total Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention
$2,986,478
Foster-Care Investments: Organization Names & Program Descriptions
Boys & Girls Aid, Permanency Project: services to support youth in foster care, ages 10 and older, prepare for permanency; citywide 
$126,128
Friends of the Children: intensive, long-term, one-to-one mentoring services for children in foster care grades K-12; citywide $188,494
Impact NW, Safe & Together: intensive home visiting services for children in foster care, ages 0-8; support for birth & foster parents; focus on reunification; citywide $320,395
Janus Youth Programs/Insights, ECHO: intensive home visiting for teen parents where either the child or teen parent is in foster care; focus on reunification; citywide $183,155
Native American Youth & Family Center: case management, advocacy & cultural enrichment services for Native American youth in foster care, ages 0-24; citywide $260,778
New Avenues for Youth, Avenues to College: college preparatory workshops, leadership development, and college housing support & case management; citywide $196,854
Self Enhancement, Inc.: case management, enrichment activities, & academic support for African American youth in foster care, ages 7-19; N, NE, E Portland $263,677
Youth, Rights, & Justice: Attorneys at Law, School Works: educational advocacy for children in foster care, ages 4-21; citywide $196,132
Total Foster Care
$1,735,613
After-School Investments: Organization Names & Program Descriptions
BRAVO Youth Orchestra: after-school youth orchestra program for youth in grades 2-5; N/NE Portland
$100,000
Boys and Girls Club, SUN Community School: after-school and summer academic support and enrichment at Margaret Scott Elementary; NE Portland $66,445
El Programa Hispano Catolico, Puentes Primaria: intensive academic support and cultural enrichment program for K-5 students at Wilkes Elementary; NE Portland
$85,984
Ethos Inc.: after-school music education program at thirteen schools for students in grades 2 - 8; N & NE Portland $102,241
Girls Inc. of NW Oregon: after-school program for girls focused on youth development at nine schools for students in grades 4 - 8; N, NE & SE Portland $69,934
Hacienda CDC, Expresiones: after-school/summer program providing homework support and enrichment activities for children in grades K-8 at Hacienda properities; N & NE Portland $177,300
Human Solutions, LearnLinks: after-school program providing intensive academic support and enrichment activities for children in grades K-8 at low-income housing developments $178,973
Human Solutions, Family Shelter: after-school enrichment program for youth experiencing homelessness; SE Portland $61,262
Impact Northwest, AKA Science: after-school science program offered to youth in grades K-8 at SUN Community Schools; citywide $104,780
Impact Northwest, Urban Opportunities: after-school program focused on job readiness training for high school students; N & NE Portland $111,195
Immigrant and Refugee Community Org., INSPIRE: intensive academic support and family engagement for immigrant/refugee students in grades 4-9 at 9 schools; NE & SE Portland $402,710
Immigrant and Refugee Community Org., SUN Community Schools: after-school and summer academic support and enrichment at two schools; NE & SE Portland  $127,810
Kairos PDX: after-school enrichment program for youth in grades K-4; N Portland $137,673
Latino Network: after-school and summer enrichment program for youth in grades K-3 at Rigler, Kelly and Cesar Chavez schools; NE & SE Portland $77,082
Metropolitan Family Service, SUN Community Schools: after-school and summer academic support and enrichment at two schools; SE Portland $141,719
Native American Youth & Family Center: after-school, summer and school break enrichment activities for Native American/Native Alaskan children aged 5-18; citywide $204,542
Neighborhood House, Hayhurst Connect: after-school and summer intensive academic support services; SW Portland $78,174
Open School: intensive academic support, coaching and mentoring for high school students at three schools; N, NE & SE Portland $373,685
The Pathfinder Network: Bounce Back after-school program focused on supporting youth with incarcerated parents in grades 3-5 at 3 schools; SE Portland $60,000
Playworks, Junior Coach Leadership: after-school leadership program for children in grades 4 - 5 at nine schools; N, NE & SE Portland  $71,563
REAP, Inc.: intensive academic support and leadership development for youth in grades 4-6 attending Oliver and Parklane elementary schools; SE Portland $61,576
Saturday Academy: after-school enrichment program taught by professionals in the field at twelve schools for students in grades 1 - 8; N, NE & SE Portland $133,366
Self Enhancement, Inc.: intensive academic support and enrichment program for students in grades 6 - 8, focus on African-American children; N & NE Portland $451,372
Total After-School
$3,379,386
Mentoring Investments: Organization Names & Program Descriptions
Campfire Columbia: after school mentoring program for middle school youth at 3 schools; N and SE Portland
$450,193
College Possible: after school mentoring program to help low-income high school students prepare, apply for, enter, and graduate college; SE and E Portland $94,780
Friends of the Children: long-term, community-based, one-to-one mentoring program for children grades K -12; citywide $482,814
Immigrant & Refugee Community Org.: community based one-to-one and group mentoring program for immigrant and refugee youth in high school; NE and SE Portland $239,765
Native American Youth & Family Center: community-based mentoring supporting Native American/Alaska Native high school students' college and career pursuits; citywide $175,433
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center: school-based mentoring program for students at Rosemary Anderson Alternative High School; N and E Portland $145,679
Total Mentoring
$1,588,664